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IT-based security

IT security is an important economic factor and plays a central role in the digitalisation of networked systems.

For 67% of digital companies, IT security and cybercrime protection are key, making them one of the most important issues for business.

(Source: Bitkom Industry Barometer 1st half of 2018)

Berlin as leading IT location

The IT security industry has developed rapidly in Berlin as the capital and seat of embassies, federal authorities, and various governmental bodies, all with high security requirements. Many major events are also held here. Berlin is a leading IT location with outstanding companies and products. Customers, suppliers, and research institutions meet here.

The Project Future initiative of the State of Berlin links politics and government with the media and IT industries and with the world of scientific research. Companies and research institutes are developing innovative security solutions in the IT security initiative of Project Future. IT security is anchored as a intersectional issue in the joint innovation strategy of the states of Berlin and Brandenburg.

It's.BB: the IT Security Network Berlin Brandenburg

The Digital Security Network Berlin (DSNB), founded in 2019 and funded by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy, and Enterprises, supports the economic and innovative power of the IT security industry. The company network links players in the industry with one another and also supports the collaboration between business and science. One issue it addresses is the recruitment of skilled workers for the industry. This is reinforced by targeted cooperation with the region's universities. As a central competence network, it acts as a trustworthy contact for the industry:

IT security companies: Berlin offers solutions

Information technology can provide appropriate solutions to a wide range of issues. Numerous Berlin-based companies and research institutes have the necessary expertise and technology in IT security.

  • neXenio
  • Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity GmbH
  • Bundesdruckerei GmbH
  • b+m Informatik GmbH Berlin
  • godot communication technologies gmbh
  • SAP
  • Microsoft
  • OpenLimit SignCubes GmbH

IT- and security-related events and campaigns in Berlin

Science and research

  • Fraunhofer Institutes (FOKUS, HHI, IML, IPK, IZM)
  • Technical University of Berlin
  • Free University of Berlin
  • Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
  • HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences
  • Labor 42. IT security for teaching and research

Associations, networks, and initiatives

The Public Safety Research Forum brings together research and projects from various disciplines and institutions.

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Michael Stamm

Michael Stamm

Michael Stamm
Head of Unit
Information and
Communication Technology
Projekt Zukunft Berlin - Initiative der Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe
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