Successful 9th Day of IT Security

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Successful 9th Day of IT Security

More than 120 participants discussed current topics on IT Security in Karlsruhe.

Not the digitalization, but the networking of devices and objects of daily use is the real challenge of the future. Vehicles which inform each other about the current traffic situation or weather-related dangers to determine the best or a house sensor system for seniors who recognize emergency situations have still been reality.

In the coming years, it will be quite natural that household appliances (keyword “smart home”), vehicles or monitoring systems can be accessed not only from a distance, but they can also exchange data with one another. Security questions will inevitably play a central role.

The 9th Karlsruhe Day of IT Security, a cooperation event of the Karlsruhe IT Security Initiative (KA-IT-Si) in cooperation with the CyberForum, the Karlsruhe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Competence Center for Applied IT Security Technology at KIT (KASTEL) shows once a year current developments in IT security – from the legal framework to the threat situation of companies. The event provided detailed information on the possibilities for prevention.

This year’s program attracted over 120 IT security officers and data protection officers from companies of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion to the IHK’s premises on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

The Keynote by Dr. Stefan Brink, State Commissioner for Data Protection in Baden-Wuerttemberg, highlighted the new requirements for data protection, soon necessary due to the General Data Protection Regulation.

Additionally Mr Klaus Keus from the Federal Office for Information Security.
He drew a disturbing situation picture of current cybersecurity, which is characterized by increasing professionalization, increasingly complex attacks and more targeted attacks.
Apart from prevention, more emphasis should be placed on the detection of attacks and the limitation of damage, he stated.

Finally, Armin Harbrecht and Andreas Sperber (aramido GmbH) in their lecture “Social Hacking: Trickbetrug im Neuland” showed that IT security is not only about technical measures, but also about the organization, employees and processes.

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