The dissertation examines society's dealing with insecurity and uncertainty using the example of the acceptance of security measures at airports. The specific acceptance context of the airport is put into relation with the respective characteristics of acceptance by the passengers. The opacity and the delimited character of the overriding technical generation of security at the airport favors, among other factors, primarily passive modes of acceptance. Since the production of security is becoming more and more technical, not only at airports, but in general, the question arises as to how forms of protest against the supposed argument of increasing security can take shape at all and which specific societal dynamics undermine the probability of resistance to corresponding security regimes. The empirical study consists of three parts: In addition to problem-centered passenger interviews, a quantitative study was conducted at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport, where more than 1,000 air passengers were interviewed. In addition, interviews were conducted with security experts at Schoenefeld Airport.