Potsdam Conference for National CyberSecurity 2023

Holger Münch

President of the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA)

"The quantity and quality of cybercrimes have been increasing drastically for years: Crime is shifting further and further into the digital space. Effective protection therefore requires a triad of preventive and repressive measures by the police, preventive IT security precautions and sufficient sensitisation of citizens and companies to the dangers from cyberspace."

Dr. Gerhard Schabhüser

Vice President of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

"The development of the threat situation in cyberspace is higher than ever. Strengthening cyber security is the key to a well-functioning, digitally networked society and an important element of digital sovereignty."

Sinan Selen

Vice President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV)

"In the context of economic protection, we are repeatedly confronted with outdated systems that have avoidable vulnerabilities. Investments in structured security management, which must take place digitally as well as analogue, are therefore elementarily important."


Major General Wolfgang Wien

Vice President of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND)

"Economic competitors as well as geopolitical adversaries are exploiting the digitalisation of almost all areas of work and life to conduct espionage, sabotage and political influence in cyber space secretly and at our expense."

Prof. Dr. Christian Dörr

Head of the research group "Cybersecurity – Enterprise Security" at HPI

"Cybersecurity cannot be achieved in isolation. We can only achieve greater security through coordinated and joint action. It is a task for society as a whole. At our conference, we would like to discuss the pressing issues in the field of cyber security with important stakeholders and provide impulses for the political debate."



Photo Gallery: Potsdam Conference for National CyberSecurity 2023

Photos: HPI/K. Herschelmann



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Panel "Employee Awareness - Best Practises"

How can companies and organizations raise their employees' awareness of cybersecurity? This was one of the central questions at the Potsdam Conference for National CyberSecurity 2023. In our HPI science podcast "Neuland", host Leon Stebe summarizes the most important statements from the panel "Employee Awareness - Best Practices". 



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