ICT is essential for the creation of a secure society. Almost all types of activities are affected. Research topics range from large scale disaster management based on the integration of many different systems, to the design of secure small scale ICT applications. Innovations should be legally and functionally secure, and also socially acceptable. The legitimate strive for security can easily result in extensive surveillance and new types of fear. Activities such as widespread use of data mining, big data collection and processing and predictive analysis raise serious privacy concerns. There is an acute need for research on, among other things, the development of legal risk analysis, privacy impact assessments and proactive law.