From cyber crime to fire protection: Program highlights of Security Essen

Forums and theme days with practical information on current industry topics

From September 20 to 23, 2022 Security Essen will be presenting innovative products and solutions all about security technology and security services. As well as touring the fair halls, trade visitors will find taking part in the comprehensive framework program particularly rewarding. Experts in different forums will be reporting on current challenges faced by the industry, and will also be revealing solutions. Special theme days are planned for authorities, young industry professionals and visitors from the neighboring BeNeLux countries.

For over 40 years now Security Essen has been the leading trade show for civil security and a major venue for sharing knowledge. On the first two days of the fair, experts will be at the new Digital Networking Security Conference in Hall 7 reporting on current incidents, important interfaces between corporate and IT security, legal requirements and practical examples of implementation. Topics dealt with by the speakers at the total of 14 presentations include ‘Between cyber crime and cyber warfare – why cyber security is a top priority’ (Thomas Köhler, non-fiction author), ‘DDOS attacks by IoT devices’ (David Walkiewicz, Director Test Research at AV-TEST) and ‘Next Level Security Awareness Training’ (Alex Wyllie, founder and CEO of IT-Seal). Visitors can also expect to receive valuable guidance on managing cyber crises (Dr. Holger Kaschner, Information Security Consulting, DCSO Deutsche Cyber-Sicherheitsorganisation) and advice on the secure use of cloud applications (Oliver Dehning, Head of TeleTrusT AG Cloud Security). The DNS Conference is organized in conjunction with the <kes> trade journal.

Fire Prevention Forum, Security Experts Forum

The Fire Prevention Forum on September 22 and 23 in Hall 7 will reveal comprehensive information on fire prevention and fire fighting. The titles of the total of ten presentations include ‘New technologies and innovations in fire safety – The latest from research and development’ (Dirk Aschenbrenner, Director of the Dortmund Fire Department), ‘Using drones for fire safety’ (Christian Liebezeit, m-c-quadrat) or ‘Fire safety in IT baseline security – Linking safety and security’ (Lars Oliver Laschinsky, Institut für Sicherheits- und Gefahrentraining). Essen's ‘Haus der Technik’ is a partner of the Fire Safety Forum.

At the Security Experts Forum in Hall 6, firms exhibiting at Security Essen will be presenting their latest product innovations and giving insights into their practical experience. Their presentations will deal with topics such as ‘The optimum voice announcement for voice alarm systems’ (Michael Köhler, Novar GmbH - a Honeywell Company), ‘Mobile communication, smart alarm management, employee security’ (Alexander Keck, Ascom Deutschland GmbH) and ‘Access control with facial recognition’ (Artem Arifov, Suprema Europe SARL).

Theme Days at Security Essen

The second day of the fair will host the first ‘Authorities and CSO Day’ which is aimed primarily at security managers and chief security officers (CSOs) of public bodies. The guests of honor will include Nordrhein-Westfalen's Interior Minister, Herbert Reul, who will present the ‘Lagebild Wirtschaftsschutz’ (a review of business security).  This will be followed by a round table discussion in the strategy forum with Dr. Ralf Mittelstädt, CEO of IHK NRW; Christian Vogt, Chair of the ASW West – Allianz für Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft West e.V.; and Birgit Neyer, Chair of the ‘Verband der Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaften’ (association of business promotion and development companies) in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The ‘Tag der Aus- und Weiterbildung’ (education and training day) will be held on the first day of the fair, with the support of the ‘Bundesverband der Sicherheitswirtschaft’ (BDSW), Germany's security industry trade association. Guests will include trainees, students and retrainees in the security sector, and the event will enable them to make valuable contacts and get to know future work environments.

Mutual learning will be the No. 1 priority on BeNeLux day (September 21). The German-Dutch Security Forum will take place at Security Essen together with the German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce (DNHK) and Security Delta, the Dutch security cluster (HSD). Industry experts from Germany and the Netherlands will be presenting and explaining the latest developments in both countries. Entrepreneurs will be reporting from actual practice, and will be talking to the public about current trends and future opportunities in the neighboring country.

More information about Security Essen, details of the framework program and tickets will be found here: www.security-essen.de