Security and Protection – IT-Security

We're surrounded by information technology whether we realize it or not. We have come to depend on the security and reliability of these systems, because personal and business data have also become a lucrative target for criminals. Fraunhofer researchers are working on tomorrow's security technologies: mobile security solutions, Internet early-warning for rapid threat identification, and data protection using secure digital identities, electronic ID cards and signatures. Fraunhofer specialists have created hardware and software to support rescue teams in the shape of autonomous robots, the SmartControlRoom and the digital situation table.

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Projects

App-Ray – Automatic security analysis of Android apps

Inadequate app security mechanisms pose a major challenge for individuals and businesses that use applications. It is difficult to judge which apps are trustworthy and therefore suitable for corporate use. App-Ray allows companies to fully automatically analyze and assess the safety of Android apps according to their own pre-defined criteria. This app analysis is flexible and can be tailored to all manner of company policies. What’s more, the software allows IT departments to specify that apps may only communicate using encrypted data, something that is becoming increasingly important in today's world.

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Safe production in Industry 4.0

IT-Security is a critical success factor for practice-oriented and extensive Industry 4.0 solutions. Creating safe production networks and their reliable connection with other company parts as well as the outside world poses a challenge. This affects the conception, the implementation, the configuration and the company. In a specially equipped IT-security laboratory for industrial production the Fraunhofer IOSB detects weak spots in production networks and attack scenarios against automated facilities.

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Fraunhofer Information and Communication Technology Group

The Fraunhofer Information and Communication Technology Group serves as a one-stop shop for industrial customers and media enterprises.