Alexander Szanto joined the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) as a Cybersecurity Research Fellow in May 2017. He is primarily in charge of the Horizon2020 EU research project HERMENEUT, which assesses various organisations’ vulnerabilities and their corresponding at-risk assets, focusing on economic issues of cybersecurity. HERMENEUT works to integrate vulnerability assessments with their probability of occurrence and with a macro- and microeconomic model for tangible and intangible costs. Alexander studied European Studies at the University of Maastricht and spent a semester at the Sciences Po in Paris with a focus on International Relations. He subsequently earned a Master’s degree in Intelligence and International Security, concentrating in Cybersecurity and Political Developments in the Middle East post-1945 in the War Studies Department of King’s College in London.