Internet Security Days: Encryption Must Be Suitable for the Masses

  • Cryptography products are not user-friendly enough

  • Internet Security Days presents new technologies for protection of digital identity

  • Tickets available: Early Bird Tariff available until 11.08.2016

Every Internet user has a vested interest in the security of their personal data. For the transfer and sharing of sensitive information, security should be an absolutely fundamental requirement. And yet, cryptography is barely ever used in everyday life – or even in business– because the applications are too complicated and time-consuming. Security experts will explain the dangers this situation poses – and elaborate on the conditions required for wide distribution of encryption – at the Internet Security Days on 22 and 23 September in Phantasialand in Bruel, near Cologne.

The security conference is being organized this year by eco – Association of the Internet Industry for the first time in collaboration with Heise Medien. Speakers like the cryptography specialist Klaus Schmeh and the cyber-crime expert Mikko Hyppönen are eagerly awaited. Visitors can take advantage of the early-bird price for tickets to the conference until 11 August 2016.

Security in the cloud and in the Internet of Things

Further focuses of the security event will be security for the cloud and for IoT, two technologies where sensitive data often needs to be transferred and stored, and which are therefore subject to higher security standards. Due to the increasing spread of these technologies, and the creation of entire economic sectors that are dependent on them, new products and strategies are necessary to take account of these developments.

Cyber-crime endangers society as a whole

However, cyber security does not only play an important role for the economy – it’s also vital for the home computer. In times where power grids, nuclear power stations and traffic lights are all digitally linked, cyber security must be understood as a responsibility for society as a whole. As a result, a further emphasis will be placed on this topic, with presentations on the darknet, nation state attacks, and cyber war. The program will largely be conducted in the German language. Details of the agenda can be found at https://isd.eco.de/agenda-2/agenda-2016/agenda-2016-donnerstag.html.

Registration

Journalists can be accredited by contacting kathrin.jennewein@eco.de