Top experts newly appointed to the jury

Top experts newly appointed to the jury

The Security Innovation Award is the equivalent of an Oscar in the security industry. For the first time, this honour is also being conferred in the category of cyber security/economic security. The top-class expert knowledge of the jury will be combined for these awards. The team of top decision makers has been reconfigured before this important award. In future three new members will add to the expertise of the committee, which is not associated with any manufacturers.

One of these members is Klaus Brüggenolte, Vice President of the NRW Chamber of Architects. He will be representing an important group of visitors and exhibitors at Security Essen in his specialist field. Another new member is Michael Ridder, Security Manager (Germany) of Uniper Global Commodities SE, who will be bringing increased focus to the global perspective of the jury as a result of his work in an international group.

The team has gained a renowned expert from the field of cyber security and economic security in Prof. Hartmut Pohl of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI - Society for Information Science). As spokesman of the steering committee focused on “data privacy and IT security” at SoftScheck GmbH, he has made it possible to present the Security Innovation Award in this category for the first time.

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