Vienna Centre for Societal Security (VICESSE) is a private non-profit research and consulting organisation, focussing on the analysis of a wide array of security issues in a broader societal context. Locating security problems and proposed solutions emerging at local, national and European levels in wider social and historical contexts VICESSE operates at the interface between science, technology, law and policy. Conceiving of security as a societal concept VICESSE strives to integrate and combine different analytical perspectives into a complex framework providing the basis for rigorous empirical and theoretical academic studies and pragmatic policy solutions alike. The VICESSE mission statement is to bring security back into society. This entails a dual task: linking contemporary security solutions to the everyday world of citizens and giving members of society a critical voice in security research.