Open innovation strategies for IT security of critical infrastructures

Dr Albrecht Fritzsche, academic councillor at the Institute of Information systems at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nuremberg, and Joerg Dreger, Managing Partner of the Dreger Group GmbH, discuss the convergence of cyber security, incidence response and crisis management.

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Jan 19, 2017
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All parts of infrastructure are interconnected which, despite being convenient and efficient, can leave the complete system extremely vulnerable to attack. Convergence of cyber security, incidence response and crisis management can enhance the integrity of the infrastructure and help exceed minimum security requirements.

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Dr Albrecht Fritzsche holds the position of an academic councillor at the Institute of Information systems at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nuremberg. He teaches courses in the field of innovation and information technology. Furthermore, he is involved in various research projects concerning IT-security and open collaboration. Dr. Fritzsche has worked as an IT specialist in the manufacturing industry for 15 year and received a doctoral degree in the field of industrial economics from Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, and another one in the field of philosophy of technology from TU Darmstadt.

Joerg Dreger is a Managing Partner of the Dreger Group GmbH. The company’s slogan – “Consult – Strategy – Execute” – stands for Strategic and Operational Management with a special focus on Business Development, Information Technology and Security / Safety. The national and international network of Joerg Dreger is based on former sport activities and on attending the Dual University of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart, graduating as Master of Business Administration (DH) in conjunction with IBM. After graduating in 1990, Joerg Dreger worked invarious project and sales positions in Germany and abroad, including a management position in Moscow, Russia, for IBM until 1998. This was followed by entrepreneurial engagements focused on Information Technology and Business Development, along with a specialization on Russia. Joerg Dreger has been active in various organizations for years, which include the German Association of Defence Technology, the Political-Military Society and Federal Academy of Security Policies of Germany. Also, he is an advisor to the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport and Regional Development, in terms of Information Technology and the Russian Federation. Today’s focus is on “Security as a Business-Development-factor”. Cyberthemes, in this case, do play a very strong role.

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