09/20/2018

Cyber Security Conference accompanies Security Essen 2018

From 25 to 28 September 2018, Security Essen at Messe Essen will be the meeting place for the international security and fire protection industry. According to the current Cyber Security Report of the consulting company Deloitte, 83 percent of the surveyed companies report at least one attack per month on their company. In half of these companies there is even a daily alarm – with a total annual damage sum of around 13 billion euros. That's why Security Essen is setting standards with a targeted focus on digital security. In the new Cyber Security Conference, experts will pass on their knowledge about this ever more pressing challenge.
On all four days of the fair, the Cyber Security Conference will offer listeners concrete knowledge transferable to their own companies about the current challenges and potential of Cyber Security. The programme opens and closes on 25 and 28 September with the main topic "Opportunities & risks associated with cyber security". On 26 September, discussions and lectures will follow on the topic of "Entry, admission, access: Identification options". The portfolio will be rounded off by a further topic for the future: Thursday, 27 September, will be dedicated to smart homes and will focus on "Connected building, security in the buildings of the future".
Benefit from expert knowledge: Insights into current developments
Among the top-class speakers will be Arne Schönbohm, President of the Federal Office for Information Security, who will talk about cyber security as a challenge for politics, business and society. Tilman Frosch from G DATA Advanced Analytics will talk about the defence of medium-sized IT infrastructures. Dr. Timo Kasper from Kasper & Oswald analyses the dangers in the area of radio, RFID and access systems and presents the necessary defence mechanisms. With Brian Niehöfer, an employee of TÜV Informationstechnik (TÜViT) talks about the IT security of smart meter gateways. The focus of the lecture by Oliver Woll and Jörg Schulz from VZM will be on securing the availability of IT infrastructures.

Attention-grabbing conference in the middle of trade fair events
The conference will flank Security Essen's even stronger orientation towards cyber security. For the first time there will be a separate exhibition hall for this area, prominently located directly at the new East Entrance. The Cyber Security Conference will also take place there. "This will give trade visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to obtain information close to the fair and right in the middle of the action. After all, the conference should bring them the best possible benefit. It is important to us that the presentations are user-related and that the audience receives valuable suggestions," explains Julia Jacob, Project Manager of the Security Essen. The fair organizes the conference in cooperation with the BHE Federal Association of Security Technology and with the technical support of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).