Panels

Tuesday 4th September

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM "Future Urban Security - Creating the Resilient City of Tomorrow"

The urban spaces of the future are expected to provide security across all sectors: from energy and transportation to infrastructures and crisis management. Actors from the utmost different backgrounds come together to assess the political, economic, scientific, and societal questions that emerge in this context. Civil urban security as an indispensable topic will be the focus of the panel, tackling questions regarding the risks and challenges modern urban spaces have to face, the different actors involved, the technological interfaces and cross-cutting research endeavours these spaces require, and the societal resilience and security communication modern urbanities and their citizens demand.

Moderator:

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Thoma (Director Fraunhofer EMI, Chairman Fraunhofer Group for Defense and Security VVS)

Attendees:

  • Norman Brockie (City of London, Southwark)
  • Jakob Ohm Laursen (Dissing & Weitling, Architect MAA)
  • Joachim Hagen (Expert for international terrorism of NDR Broadcasting)
  • Wilfried Gräfling (Fire Protection Director Berlin)
  • Peter Löffler (Siemens Building Technology)

 

Wednesday 5th September

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM "Cloud and Law"

Cloud computing allows companies to cut costs and use IT-resources flexibly according to the respective needs of the users. Aside from these advantages cloud computing does come with risks, however. Numerous legal questions arise for global/international providers of cloud services with customers and servers/IT-infrastructure within and outside of the European Union. At the same time data protection and data security are central issues in the discussion of cloud computing. The panel focusses on questions of data protection and data security in cloud computing.

Moderator:

  • Dr. Alexander Kurz (Fraunhofer Executive Board – Personnel and Legal Affairs)

Attendees:

  • Attorney Dr. Marc Hilber (Oppenhoff & Partner)
  • Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hornung (University of Passau)
  • Peter Schaar (Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information)

 

Wednesday 5th September

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM "Cyber Crime"

Throughout the past few years aims and methods of malicious hackers have changed dramatically. The opportunities of gaining financial advantages by means of Internet fraud have led to an increase of profit oriented hacking. This potential has been recognized by traditional criminal organizations. The combination of sophisticated computer attacks and established fraud techniques helped to develop an underground economy that deals with compromised computers, personal data like credit card information and other services. The panel focusses on cyber crime considering recent developments and ongoing challenges in the fight against cyber crime.

Moderator:

  • Prof. Dr. Peter Martini (Institutsleiter Fraunhofer-Institut FKIE)

Attendees:

  • Toralv Dirro (McAfee GmbH)
  • Mirko Manske (Bundeskriminalamt BKA)
  • Dr. Harald Niggemann (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik BSI)
  • Thomas Tschersich (Deutsche Telekom AG)

 

Wednesday 5th September

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM "Economic and Industrial Espionage"

For decades Germany's role in the world has been defined by its economic power and its high level research and technology. In the era of globalized markets Germany's internationally operating companies as well as small and medium-sized companies are increasingly subject to the risks of unwanted, i.e. Illegal transfer of know-how by way of economic and industrial espionage. Resulting damages affect economic structures and can ultimately endanger and destroy jobs. The panel focusses on the potential threat for companies and gives a survey by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) as well as recommendations on possible measures.

Moderator:

  • Herbert Kurek, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution / BfV

Attendees:

  • Florian Oelmaier, Corporate Trust GmbH

Wednesday 5th September

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM "IT Crisis Management"

Infrastructures of information technology are indespensable services for the modern industrial society. Today, information technology (IT) is indespensable for the operation, control and surveillance of processes. Existing dependencies across trades and sectors are intensified by the shared use of the Internet and telecommunication networks. IT crisis management comprises creating conceptional, organizational and logistic conditions that make it possible to return to normalcy after exceptional situations. The panel treats approaches to IT crisis management as well as experiences from IT crisis management exercises.

Moderator:

  • Timo Kob (HiSolutions AG / FH Campus Wien)

Attendees:

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Meier (University of Bonn & Fraunhofer FKIE)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Thoma (Director Fraunhofer EMI, Chairman Fraunhofer Group for Defense and Security VVS)
  • Ralph Tiesler (The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance/BBK)
  • Dieter Zeller (Deutsche Telekom AG)

 

Thursday 6th September

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM "Public Security - User Aspects"

Die Gewährleistung der öffentlichen Sicherheit ist eine der wichtigsten staatlichen Aufgaben. Sicherheit ist ein hohes Gut für die Lebensqualität der Menschen und ein wichtiger Standortfaktor für die Wirtschaft. Die heutigen Herausforderungen in einer global vernetzten Welt erfordern neue Ansätze. Moderne Sicherheitstechnik gewinnt immer mehr an Bedeutung. Eine enge Zusammenarbeit von staatlichen und privaten Sicherheitsakteuren ist unerlässlich. Private Sicherheitsdienste werden inzwischen von der Politik als wichtiger Bestandteil der Sicherheitsarchitektur in Deutschland anerkannt. Zivile Sicherheitsforschung wird für den Erfolg der staatlichen Sicherheitspolitik aber auch der betrieblichen Sicherheit immer wichtiger. 

Keynote: 

  • Klaus Neidhardt, Präsident der Deutschen Hochschule der Polizei, Hiltrup: Die Anwenderperspektive der Polizei

Contributed Papers:

  • Ganzheitlicher Ansatz in der Sicherheitswirtschaft: Beratung, Technik, Dienstleistung; Gregor Lehnert, Vizepräsident, BDSW Bundesverband der Sicherheitswirtschaft, Bad Homburg, Germany
  • User-Centered Elaboration of a Federated Crisis Management Modeling and Simulation Solution; Johannes Sautter, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany; Sandra Frings, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany; Wolf Engelbach, Fraunhofer IAO & University of Stuttgart IAT, Germany

Moderator:

Dr. Harald Olschok, BDSW Bundesverband der Sicherheitswirtschaft

 

Thursday 6th September

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM "Public Security - Sensor Aspects"

Electro-optical sensors are widely used to protect critical infrastructure in public and military environment. Sensors are in general dimensioned specifically to fulfill their tasks in their specific application environment. For very long observation ranges, physical effects in the atmosphere like turbulences, absorption and scattering limit the detection of threads. At the already reached limits of the sensor technologies, image data processing may improve the observation tasks and may overcome range limitations and improve identification of threads. Sensor aspects, physical limits and data processing technologies are discussed for security applications and systems. Standoff detection of traces of explosives is still a very challenging task especially in a complex environment. Solutions based on mid-infrared laser spectroscopy will be presented. Traces of TNT, PETN and RDX could be identified and discriminated against non-hazardous materials by scanning the illumination wavelength over several characteristic absorption features of the explosives. Toxic and environmentally threatening gaseous substances can be released on purpose or by accident e.g. during transportation or handling. Therefore fast, reliable detection, identification and of those gases are needed to face the threat effectively. A handheld measurement device and its performance is presented and discussed.

Keynote: 

  • Dr. Mario Münzberg, Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH, Oberkochen: Electro-Optical Sensors and Sensor Data Processing for Security Applications
  • Contributed Papers:
    • Imaging Standoff Detection of Explosives by Diffuse Reflectance IR Laser Spectroscopy; F. Fuchs, J. Jarvis, S. Hugger, M. Kinzer, Q. K. Yang, W. Bronner, R. Driad, R.; Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF), Freiburg, Germany
    • Detector Array with Gas Chromatograph for On-Site Analyses; Hendrik Fischer1, Jörn Frank1, Bert Ungethüm2, Matthias Drobig3, Andreas Walte2, Gerhard Matz1, (1) Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Measurement Technology, Hamburg, Germany; (2) Airsense Analytics GmbH, Schwerin, Germany; (3) Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Bonn, Germany

Moderator:

  • Dr. Reinhard Ebert, Fraunhofer IOSB

 

Thursday 6th September

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM "Public Security - System Aspects"

The third and last session on public security looks at general system aspects: from the perspective of the EU as a great financer of security research, the panel examines how isolated technologies of different origins are integrated into compound projects which in turn form "systems of systems"; there will also be an outlook on the new Horizon2020-program. Reflecting the fact that there is increased public awareness of data protection, a presentation is devoted to the question how user oriented security systems can be designed to feature inherent data protection. The concluding contribution of the panel illustrates a comprehensive approach which integrates safety and security by exemplifying the handling of risks.

Keynote:

  • Khoen Liem, European Commission - DG ENTR / Security Research

Contributed Papers:

  • User-centric Protection and Privacy in Smart Surveillance Systems. Hauke Vagts (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology & Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany); Erik Krempel (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany); Jürgen Beyerer (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)
  • Safety and Security, Dealing with Risks. Kurt Osterloh (BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany); Norma Wrobel (BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany)

Moderator:

  • Dr. Andreas Meissner, Fraunhofer IOSB