As the trade fair for the security industry, Security Essen is the showcase for innovations every two years. In order to also enable young companies to be present in front of trade visitors from all over the world, there has long been a promotional program in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. However, this only applies to German companies. Security Essen has therefore now set up its own program for start-ups from abroad. For the first time, young international companies will benefit from this program at the next edition of the trade fair, which will take place at Messe Essen from 22 to 25 September 2020. Creating a highly visible platform Prominently located in the new Hall 7, the international start-up area will be a highly visible platform for young companies. Here they will be able to present their new products and services to the trade public. Julia Jacob, Head of Project for Security Essen: "The security industry is changing. New challenges require new technologies. Many of these innovations come from young companies. We are delighted to now be able to offer a stage to these thought leaders from abroad, as well." The program for international start-ups will include an equipped presentation area with furniture, electricity and lettering, as well as the access to the trade fair website at a net price of 990 euros. Companies younger than ten years, with fewer than 50 employees and an annual turnover of no more than ten million euros may apply for a place on this special area.
From 25 to 28 September 2018, Security Essen at Messe Essen will be the meeting place for the international security and fire protection industry. According to the current Cyber Security Report of the consulting company Deloitte, 83 percent of the surveyed companies report at least one attack per month on their company. In half of these companies there is even a daily alarm - with a total annual damage sum of around 13 billion euros. That's why Security Essen is setting standards with a targeted focus on digital security. In the new Cyber Security Conference, experts will pass on their knowledge about this ever more pressing challenge. On all four days of the fair, the Cyber Security Conference will offer listeners concrete knowledge transferable to their own companies about the current challenges and potential of Cyber Security. The programme opens and closes on September 25 and 28 with the main topic ‘Opportunities and Risks of Cyber Security’. On September 26, discussions and lectures will follow on the topic of ‘Entry, admission, access: Identification options’. The portfolio will be rounded off by a further topic for the future: Thursday, September 27, will be dedicated to smart homes and will focus on ‘Connected building, security in the buildings of the future’. Expert discussion on cyber security Dr. Timo Kasper from Kasper & Oswald analyses the dangers in the area of radio, RFID and access systems and presents the necessary defence mechanisms Among the top-class speakers will be Arne Schönbohm, President of the Federal Office for Information Security, who will talk about cyber security as a challenge for politics, business and society. Tilman Frosch from G DATA Advanced Analytics will talk about the defence of medium-sized IT infrastructures. Dr. Timo Kasper from Kasper & Oswald analyses the dangers in the area of radio, RFID and access systems and presents the necessary defence mechanisms. With Brian Niehöfer, an employee of TÜV Informationstechnik (TÜViT) talks about the IT security of smart meter gateways. The focus of the lecture by Oliver Woll and Jörg Schulz from VZM will be on securing the availability of IT infrastructures. Conference for educating visitors The conference will flank Security Essen's even stronger orientation towards digital security. For the first time there will be a separate exhibition hall for this area, prominently located directly at the new East Entrance. The Cyber Security Conference will also take place there. "This will give trade visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to obtain information close to the fair and right in the middle of the action. After all, the conference should bring them the best possible benefit. It is important to us that the presentations are user-related and that the audience receives valuable suggestions," explains Julia Jacob, Project Manager of the Security Essen. The fair organises the conference in cooperation with the BHE Federal Association of Security Technology and with the technical support of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
Digital security technology brings more comfort but, amongst many manufacturers and users, also raises the question of unwanted attacks by data thieves. The door system with video-based access checking, the fire alarm controllable using an app or also the house technology connected to the control room - how can the data arising here be protected in the best possible way? The world's leading fair for civil security with its own Cyber Security Conference will provide information about these things. The conference will flank the even stronger orientation of Security Essen towards digital security Chances and risks of cyber security Here, attention will focus on transferring knowledge and exchanging experience on all four days of Security Essen. From now on, experts have the opportunity to submit their applications for lectures relating to all aspects of the subject areas called ‘Chances & Risks of Cyber Security’, ‘Connected Building - Security in the Building of the Future’ as well as ‘Admission, Access and Attack - Possibilities for Identification’. The conference will flank the even stronger orientation of Security Essen towards digital security. For the first time, this area will have its own fair hall, prominently placed directly at the new East Entrance. The Cyber Security Conference will take place there, too. "Thus, trade visitors and exhibitors will have the possibility of obtaining information close to the fair and in the middle of the happenings. After all, the conference should yield the best possible benefits for them. It is important to us that the lectures are formulated in a user-related way and the listeners receive valuable stimuli," explained Julia Jacob, Head of Project for Security Essen. ‘Connected Building - Security in the Building of the Future’ will focus on the subjects of smart metering, the Internet of Things Tackling digital security Messe Essen is organising the conference in cooperation with BHE Federal Association for Security Technology and with the specialist support of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). In a way close to practice, the planned lectures will deal with situations relating to all aspects of digital security. In the subject area called ‘Chances & Risks of Cyber Security’, it is intended to provide information about smart cities, KRITIS, IT security on computers, manufacturer-neutral solutions in the cloud as well as cloud services. The lecture series entitled ‘Connected Building - Security in the Building of the Future’ will focus on the subjects of smart metering, the Internet of Things, the safeguarding of interfaces, dynamic escape route control as well as biometry. The third main focal point of the Cyber Security Conference will relate to the digital possibilities for identification such as the wireless technologies of Bluetooth/NFC, biometry or cryptography.