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  • 6G-ANNA seeks technological sovereignty for Europe / 2022

    Fraunhofer AISEC contributes its cybersecurity expertise for secure and trustworthy 6G mobile networks

    Press Release / November 14, 2022

    The new mobile communications standard 6G is expected to be launched on the market around 2030. 6G networks should be an im-provement on the existing 5G networks, not only due to their excep-tional performance and sustainability, but also because of their trust-worthiness. To ensure that Europe plays a decisive role in the develop-ment and introduction of technical standards for 6G, thereby securing its sovereignty in this key technological field, a total of 29 companies and research institutions are now cooperating as part of the “6G-ANNA” research project run by the German Federal Ministry of Educa-tion and Research (BMBF). The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC is contributing its cyber security expertise in the fields of “Confidential Computing” and “Code Analysis”. On the one hand, the aim is to design the overall IT system as a zero-trust ar-chitecture and, on the other hand, to detect and correct faulty codes as early as the development stage. The “6G-ANNA” project has a budget of €38.4 million and runs until mid-2025.

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  • Focus on secure quantum communication / 2022

    Fraunhofer Singapore becomes a center for cybersecurity

    Press Release / July 20, 2022

    Fraunhofer Singapore, a legally independent Fraunhofer affiliate, is becoming a center for cybersecurity (Fraunhofer Center for Applied and Integrated Security CAIS). Research activities focus on IT-systems protected against quantum-computer attacks. The new partner institute for this site in Singapore is the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC. An important cooperation partner in Singapore is Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

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  • IUNO Insec project develops easy-to-implement solutions / 2022

    More IT security for SMEs in mechanical engineering

    Press release / July 14, 2022

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    The IT systems of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are at particular risk of falling victim to cyberattacks. The advance of digitali-zation and a lack of financial resources and specialist knowledge make these enterprises a relatively easy target for attackers. To help SMEs protect themselves effectively against cyberattacks, partners from the worlds of science and industry have worked together on the IUNO In-sec project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), to develop easy-to-implement solutions.

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  • PoQsiKom Project Launch / 2022

    Post-quantum secure communication for Industry 4.0

    Press Release / April 11, 2022

    Industrial processes are becoming increasingly interconnected, both internally and externally. Advancing digitalization and threats from quantum computers are creating a need for new digital encryption technologies. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC (consortium management), the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Siemens AG and the high-tech company TRUMPF are working together on the project “Post-Quantum Secure Communication for Industry 4.0 (PoQsiKom)”, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), to develop an innovative hardware trust anchor for operating equipment and edge devices (routers, switches etc.). The cryptographic module is future-proof thanks to its increased level of security.

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