The IT-Security Congress 2019 again offered SRC the platform for dialogues with manufacturers, partners and representatives of public authorities. The motto of the event was “IT security as a prerequisite for successful digitization”. The topics are as varied as the visitors: artificial intelligence and its fields of application, Common Criteria certifications of micro-kernel operating systems and professional perspectives for scientists and computer scientists at SRC. Almost all SRC services were in demand at the stand, whether penetration tests, consulting and certification of information security management systems or support for product manufacturers in evaluations according to Common Criteria.
Sandro Amendola’s lecture at the IT-Security Congress 2019, entitled “Legal Security Requirements for Payment Procedures for Customer Authentication Using Mobile Devices”, was widely discussed. The high pace of innovation on the one hand and the parallel development of regulatory requirements on the other hand provide continuous material for discussions and forecasts of future trends.
The host of the IT-Security Congress 2019, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) (see photo), also stopped by our stand. Thilo Pannen is responsible for Business Development at SRC. “We at SRC are delighted that we have been able to support the BSI for many years with a range of experts,” said Thilo Pannen in his welcoming address. The extensive discussion with BSI President Arne Schönbohm touched all aspects of the extensive cooperation with the BSI. Be it the preparation of studies, the support in the various BSI projects or the work of SRC as a BSI-recognized testing laboratory. In its function as a testing laboratory, SRC does not only assess according to Common Criteria. The requirements for the technical domains “Smartcards and similar Devices” and “Hardware Devices with Security Boxes” are also fulfilled by SRC.
Such extensive and complex cooperation in such a dynamic environment requires constant adaptation of the processes. “If we at BSI can contribute to further good cooperation, please let me know,” said the BSI President at the end of his visit to the SRC stand.