Opening of cybersecurity training lab

Development of solutions to beat cyber-attacks in the Internet of Things.

January 13, 2017 saw the launch of the first of six Fraunhofer cybersecurity training labs centering on Embedded Systems, Mobile Security, and the Internet of Things. The increasing digitalization in business and industry exposes us to the risk of cyberattacks. The resultant security risks for business enterprises need to be reduced.

In the research collaboration between the Technical University of Applied Sciences (OTH Amberg-Weiden), Aalen University, Fraunhofer AISEC, and Fraunhofer IIS, the chief focus is the development of reliable security software, security solutions with dedicated hardware support, and cryptography for the Internet of Things.

Our aim is to increase security awareness among administrators, operators, and users, especially with regard to specific context and application-related security measures. Within the context of the Fraunhofer cybersecurity training lab, we show participants where potential risks can be found, what measures can help protect them from such threats, and how to achieve a sensible benefit-to-cost ratio when it comes to cybersecurity measures.