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IT-based security

Increasingly, the connection between IT and security is being viewed in terms of the opportunities that IT offers to utilize information technologies to enhance security in all areas of life and business.

As the capital and the site of embassies, federal agencies and constitutional bodies, Berlin has higher security demands than other cities. Germany’s capital also regularly plays host to large-scale events, such as the Soccer World Cup in 2006. Berlin is where security customers, providers and researchers meet.

The "Project Future"(Projekt Zukunft), an initiative pursued by the state of Berlin, links players in the media and IT industries with one another and with research institutions while also serving as a conduit between the industry and government and administration. Project Future's high-tech security initiative brings together businesses and research institutions to develop innovative security solutions in the following fields:

Business fields and applications

  • Biometrics
  • Building security
  • Manufacturing security
  • Document security
  • Security management for large-scale events
  • Transportation security
  • Airport security

Information technologies offer solutions to diverse challenges. A number of Berlin companies and research institutions have expertise that can be applied to IT-based security.

Providers of IT-based security solutions

  • AIS Automations- und Informationssysteme GmbH
  • b+m Informatik GmbH Berlin
  • godot communication technologies gmbh
  • Lampertz GmbH & Co. KG
  • Persicon Information Risk Management GmbH
  • TimeKontor AG
  • Bundesdruckerei GmbH

Events and campaigns related to high-tech security in Berlin

IT research institutions in Berlin

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration
    (Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration - IZM)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Technology
    (Fraunhofer-Institut für Software- & Systemtechnik - ISST)
  • Technical University of Berlin, Department of Telecommunication Networks
    (Fachgebiet Telekommunikationsnetze - TKN)
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Working Group for Computer Systems and Telematics
  • Beuth University of Applied Sciences
  • HTW University of Applied Sciences, Department of Automation Technology
    (Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Fachbereich Automatisierungstechnik)

The Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit, the research forum on public safety and security, pools research and planned research from various disciplines and institutions.

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Michael Stamm

Michael Stamm

Michael Stamm
Head of Unit
Information and
Communication Technology
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