Experts from all over Germany meet in Paderborn to discuss IT security

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Cyber attacks, data theft, hijacked IT systems: The digital infrastructure is increasingly becoming a target for criminals. This makes information security more important than ever. Over 350 experts from universities, ministries and companies will come together in the cathedral city to discuss the status quo at the spring conference of the "Centres for Communication and Information Processing (ZKI)" from 4 to 7 March. Organised by the Centre for Information and Media Technologies (IMT) at Paderborn University, the participants exchanged views on technical, organisational and cultural aspects of IT crises under the motto "We need to talk!".

"Information security is often only viewed from a purely technical perspective. The conference aims to broaden the perspective and focus on aspects such as cooperation, communication and resilience," says Prof Dr Gudrun Oevel, Head of the IMT and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Paderborn University and Deputy Chair of the ZKI. In the keynote speeches, Prof Dr Yasemin Acar will talk about "Empirical software engineering as a building block for information security", while Prof Dr Daniel Beverungen, both from Paderborn University, will look at "Information security as a perspective of digital responsibility". They will also be discussing cooperation between universities in the field of information security and the results of studies on how those affected can recover during and after IT crises. The current state of research in relation to awareness measures that increase resilience is also a topic.

The association "Centres for Communication and Information Processing in Teaching and Research" (ZKI e. V.) is the association of IT service centres of universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany. The ZKI was founded in 1993 with the aim of promoting the exchange of experience between the member institutions and representing the interests of the central infrastructure facilities vis-à-vis other associations, politics and the public.

Torsten Prill, Chairman of the ZKI e.V., Prof. Dr. Birgitt Riegraf, President of Paderborn University, and Dr. Stefan Drees, Head of the "Department for Information Infrastructures, Information Security, Digitisation in Studies and Teaching" at the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, will give welcoming speeches on Tuesday, 5 March.

Further information can be found here.

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Photo (Paderborn University, Jennifer Bounoua): IT security is currently more important than ever and the topic of the ZKI Spring Conference at Paderborn University.