Potsdam (ots) – In Germany, the number of cyber attacks on authorities, organizations and companies has continued to increase. They endanger the functioning of the economy and society and cause billions of euros in damage. The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine has further exacerbated the situation. Just a few days ago, Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser therefore announced, among other things, that she would strengthen Germany’s leading security agencies and further expand their cyber capabilities when she presented her cybersecurity agenda.
At the 8th Potsdam Conference on National CyberSecurity hosted by the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) at the end of June 2022, the heads of Germany’s most important security agencies presented the current cybersecurity situation and discussed the new threats and risks as well as the necessary next steps with top representatives of leading IT corporations, academia and civil society. In a new episode of HPI’s knowledge podcast Neuland, host Leon Stebe has compiled key contributions from the conference on the question “Cybersecurity: How well is Germany protected?”. What is the status quo in terms of cybersecurity in Germany? What priorities does Germany need to set for more security when, according to the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), “red alert” is already in effect in some areas? How can we best protect our infrastructure when, according to the Federal Intelligence Service (BND), China and Russia are already on our networks, and how can we increase cybersecurity in companies? He explores these and other questions in the latest podcast.
In-depth knowledge about the digital world, explained in a clear and understandable way – this is what the knowledge podcast “Neuland” with experts from the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) offers at:
https://podcast.hpi.de, on iTunes and Spotify. Once a month on Neuland, they talk about current and socially relevant digital topics, their research work, and the opportunities and challenges of digital trends and developments.
Brief profile Hasso Plattner Institute
The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam is Germany’s university center of excellence for digital engineering (https://hpi.de). With its bachelor’s degree program in “IT Systems Engineering,” the joint digital engineering faculty of HPI and the University of Potsdam offers an engineering computer science program that is unique in Germany and particularly practice-oriented, and is currently used by around 700 students. In the five master’s degree programs “IT Systems Engineering”, “Digital Health”, “Data Engineering”, “Cybersecurity” and “Software Systems Engineering”, students can build on this to set their own research priorities. In the CHE university rankings, HPI always occupies top positions. The HPI School of Design Thinking, Europe’s first innovation school for students modeled on the Stanford d.school, offers 300 places per year for additional studies. HPI currently has 22 professors and over 50 other visiting professors, lecturers and instructors. It conducts excellent university research – in its IT disciplines, but also in the HPI Research School for doctoral students with its research outposts in Cape Town, Irvine, Haifa and Nanjing. HPI teaching and research focuses on the fundamentals and applications of large, highly complex and networked IT systems. In addition, HPI develops and researches user-oriented innovations for all areas of life.
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