Fraunhofer Cyber-Security Day: IESE organizes industry workshop on Digital Services

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Last year alone, damages as a direct result of cyber-crimes amounted to more than 40 million euros. If the loss of revenues due to plagiarism, industrial espionage, or image loss is added, the economic costs run into billions. All areas are affected, from the automotive industry via energy providers to telecommunication. A large part of the damage could be avoided, however, if companies would only use the right solutions and measures.

Fraunhofer Tag der Cybersicherheit, Fraunhofer IESE
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Cyber Security Day

The Cyber-Security Day in Berlin on 20 October 2016 will bring together experts from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, from government and business to present current developments from the area of security research and to discuss future challenges and solutions for security-critical systems. The Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE, Kaiserslautern, will demonstrate in an industry workshop on Digital Services how protection is possible by releasing data to the outside in a controlled manner with the help of IND2UCE. With the Cyber-Security Day held in the context of the European Cyber Security Month in October, Fraunhofer wants to increase awareness for cyber-security as a basic prerequisite for digitalization.



One day – four events

Strategic initiatives such as a new learning lab for cyber-security and current research projects – including the competence center “Center for Research in Security and Privacy” CRISP or the new High Performance Center “Connected Secure Systems”: These are the topics that Fraunhofer President Prof. Reimund Neugebauer as well as three Fraunhofer institute directors will present at a press briefing in the morning.

The motto of the professional conference in the afternoon is “Secure Paths to the Digital Future”. It will examine cyber-security from the perspective of different groups of stakeholders. After the presentation of the political agenda by Prof. Wolf-Dieter Lukas, German Ministry of Education and Research, and Matthias Machnig, State Secretary at the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Fraunhofer researchers and representatives from industry will bust the most common security myths and discuss specific problems, solution approaches, as well as industry requirements.

In industry-specific workshops on the topics Automotive Security, Security in Industrie 4.0, Critical Infrastructures, and Digital Services, the conference participants will be able to increase their expert knowledge afterwards. Fraunhofer IESE will lead the industry workshop on Digital Services from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Digital services have become an important part of our day-to-day lives, particularly in the areas of trade, mobility, and financial services. In order to benefit from them, users must disclose their data. Sometimes these are not processed and passed on in a transparent manner, however. This can lead to the creation of detailed user profiles. Privacy protection, IP protection, as well as trust are becoming essential features of digital services. On the one hand, future legislation such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation will strengthen the rights of the user and increase transparency. On the other hand, companies must use data for innovative business models and protect themselves from cyberspace attacks. In this workshop, the experts will present how protection is possible via data usage control using IND2UCE and biometrics. This exclusive workshop is aimed at top representatives of companies from a wide variety of industries, associations, government, and public administration whose organizations will work with digital services in the future, either in the role of provider or user.
The day will conclude in the evening with an informal “parliamentary fireplace talk” among Fraunhofer experts and representatives of government and industry. Security can be experienced hands-on during the entire day in an accompanying exhibit. Using Augmented Reality, the visitors will be able to explore security technologies in a car or register with the Encryption for All Initiative for secure and simple end-to-end encryption.