Security Essen's Supporting Program Offers Insights for Enhanced Safety

Whether it’s the optimal use of drones, the latest developments in cybersecurity or innovative ideas for protecting financial institutions: Security Essen's supporting program offers valuable knowledge, concrete strategies and actionable recommendations for current challenges. The leading security trade fair, featuring around 500 exhibitors, will take place at Messe Essen from September 17 to 20. Throughout the event, industry professionals can network with top security experts in lectures, conferences and live demonstrations, gaining a crucial informational edge in an ever-evolving world.

Julia Jacob, Project Manager of Security Essen, reveals: “The supporting program of Security Essen 2024 is our innovation platform for knowledge transfer in the security industry. Here, professionals as well as visionaries come together to experience and shape the future of the industry.“ Most events are intentionally held directly in the exhibition halls, providing participants with short distances and direct contact opportunities.

Focus on Cybersecurity: DNS Conference

The DNS Digital Networking Security Conference opens the supporting program, addressing urgent issues of digital security. On September 17 and 18, discussions will cover recent incidents, critical interfaces between corporate and IT security, legal requirements, and practical implementation examples. Intelligence and crime analyst Mark T. Hoffmann will offer insights into the psychology of cybercrime in his lecture “Profiling Hackers“. Additional speakers will explore penetration tests, the use of AI, live hacking, and protecting Microsoft 365 environments. Participation in the event in Hall 7 is free of charge.

Training and Education Day

Fostering young talent in the security industry is the focus on September 17. The Training and Education Day, organized by the Federal Association of the Security Industry (BDSW) in cooperation with Messe Essen, targets young talents, apprentices and career starters. They will learn how virtual reality can be utilized in security training. Additionally, the BDSW will honor the best apprentices.

Enhanced Security for Financial Institutions: Banks and Savings Banks Day

Spectacular explosive attacks on financial institutions have made headlines in the past. On September 19, Banks and Savings Banks Day showcases how these institutions can enhance their security. Thomas Stieff from the Federal Criminal Police Office presents the German initiative to reduce attacks on ATMs. Manufacturers will also discuss new protections against explosives, high-security rapid roll-up doors, and the application of AI in the banking sector. Organized by the international physical security industry association ESSA, Banks and Savings Banks Day takes place in Hall 6 and is free for trade fair visitors.

First European Drone Conference

The first European Drone Conference, occurring on September 19 and 20, highlights the diverse applications of drones in the security industry. This symposium, organized by BDSW, the Confederation of European Security Services CoESS and Messe Essen, aims to foster interdisciplinary networking among all stakeholders. Topics will range from the use of drone technology in Germany and drone deployment conditions for authorities and organizations with security tasks to the training of drone pilots, the protection of critical infrastructure and drone management or drone defence. Trade fair visitors can also participate in the symposium in Hall 7 free of charge.