Press Releases

  • 3rd PQC update at Fraunhofer AISEC: Annual meeting of the German-speaking PQC community / 2024

    Post-quantum cryptography: “Migrate now to be secure later”

    Press release / May 14, 2024

    Prognoses suggest that the first quantum computers capable of breaking current cryptographic processes will be available by the early 2030s. For this reason, the development of secure algorithms for post-quantum cryptography is a major focus in politics, industry and research. After several selection rounds, the first PQC standards from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be made available in 2024. At the PQC Update 2024 from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC, the German-speaking PQC community met for the third time on May 13 – 14 to discuss the current state of development of post-quantum cryptography.

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  • EU project EMERALD launched / 2024

    On the way to an automated certification process for cloud services and applications

    Press release / May 06, 2024

    In the EU project EMERALD, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC is working with partners to develop an automated certification process for providers and auditors of cloud services and applications. The aim is to pave the way for an efficient Certification-as-a-Service (CaaS) that both reliably verifies compliance with the security requirements of cloud services and applications and can also flexibly take new regulatory requirements into account. To this end, EMERALD wants to raise the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the technologies developed in the predecessor project MEDINA from 5 (validation in relevant environment) to 7 (prototype in operational environment).

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  • VDMA survey “Industrial security and product piracy 2024” / 2024

    Protection against cyber attacks is becoming increasingly important

    Press release / April 23, 2024

    The new VDMA study “Industrial Security and Product Piracy 2024” shows that protection against cyber attacks is becoming increasingly important for companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector. At the same time, combating product and brand piracy remains extremely important. The study was compiled by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC. A good 100 VDMA member companies took part.

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  • Internet of Things: BMBF-funded SHIQ project launched / 2024

    More cybersecurity for smart living

    Press release / April 08, 2024

    Home environments are among the areas in which the digital trans-formation is taking huge strides. Properties kitted out with smart home appliances and tightly networked residential areas are bringing the quality of living spaces into a whole new dimension. At the same time, there are growing security requirements being imposed on both the IoT systems used in these environments and users’ private spheres. In a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Re-search (BMBF), entitled “Secure heterogeneous IoT systems in proper-ties and residential areas (SHIQ),” a seven-strong cross-industry consortium made up of research institutions and companies is taking a holistic approach to shaping the smart living environments of tomorrow. By increasing IT security in smart properties and residential areas, over the long term it is setting new standards in secure building control systems and protection for residents’ private spheres in the construction and property sector.

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  • Advances in digitalization require new encryption technologies for industrial processes, which are increasingly connected across international borders. One example is the acknowledgement of safety systems of machine tools via the Internet. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC, Technical University of Munich, Siemens AG, and high-tech company TRUMPF have teamed up in a project called PoQsiKom to develop a way to securely release the protected areas of machine tools remotely. The new concept is based on a versatile chip with crypto-agile quantum security technology that will also stand up to future threats. The partners will be showcasing their demonstrator in Hall 002, Stand B24, at Hannover Messe 2024.

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  • AIgenCY project launch / 2024

    Research for cybersecurity in the era of generative AI

    Press release / March 11, 2024

    With the innovative research project "AIgenCY - Opportunities and Risks of Generative AI in Cybersecurity," leading experts from academia and industry take on the challenge of exploring the implications of generative artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity.

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  • Bavarian Chip Design Center / 2024

    Bavaria on course to become a center of innovation and excellence in chip design

    Press release / January 18, 2024

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    On January 18, 2024, the Bavarian Chip Design Center (BCDC) reached an important milestone on its path toward making Bavaria a leading location for innovation and excellence in chip design. As part of the Symposium on Chip Development – Greater Innovation through Chip Design, held at Fraunhofer IIS, Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger presented the Center with a grant of 50 million euros.

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  • EU Cloud Security Certification Framework MEDINA / 2024

    More Cloud Security thanks to Cybersecurity Expertise from Fraunhofer AISEC

    Press release / January 11, 2024

    MEDINA is an automated framework designed to make it easier for cloud service providers to obtain EUCS certification. EUCS stands for "European Union Cybersecurity Certification Scheme on Cloud Services" and aims to increase the trust and monitoring options of cloud services users. To this end, the framework defines security standards in cloud environments and includes tools, techniques and processes that make cloud security measurable. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC has contributed its expertise in cybersecurity to the European research project.

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  • First-ever Cybersecurity Day at Fraunhofer AISEC: a meeting point for research and industry / 2023

    Benefiting from the latest developments in cybersecurity

    Press release / November 13, 2023

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC, a leading light in research into applied cybersecurity, held its first Cybersecurity Day on November 9, 2023. The event gave around 150 participants from companies, public authorities and the press valuable insights into the very latest developments in cybersecurity. A demonstrators exhibit showcased specific hardware and software solutions that illustrated how organizations can get involved in pioneering technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing without compromising on cybersecurity.

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  • ATLAS-L4 funding project records important milestones / 2023

    Autonomous truck sets course for the motorway

    Press release / October 24, 2023

    Step by step, the driverless truck is becoming a reality: Since January 2022, MAN Truck & us, Knorr-Bremse, Leoni, Bosch, Fernride, BTC Embedded Systems, Fraunhofer AISEC, Munich University of Technology, Braunschweig University of Technology, TÜV SÜD, Autobahn GmbH and the Würzburg Institute of Transportation Sciences (WIVW GmbH) have been working together in the ATLAS-L4 research and development project (Automatisierter Transport zwischen Logistikzentren auf Schnellstraßen im Level 4 / Automated Transport between Logistics Centers on Level 4 Expressways) to put autonomous trucks on the road. In terms of content, the project is based on the German law on autonomous driving passed in 2021, which in principle allows autonomous driving on defined routes under a technical supervision. After the first 22 months, the project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection, has already reached important milestones.

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