Security for businesses.
Innovative protection of products, systems and infrastructures. Securing investments sustainably.
The Institute for Innovative Safety and Security at Augsburg Technical University of Applied Sciences (HSA_innos) supports organizations of all sizes to operate the networked world in secure and sustainably successful way.
The institute's innovative approaches make systems, products and personnel resistant to digital threats to business and society.
HSA_innos combines scientific expertise with a deep understanding of practical challenges and thus generates valuable know-how. This enables HSA_innos to design, implement and evaluate innovative security solutions for systems and products - in close cooperation with the institute's partners.
HSA_innos directly transfers the knowledge gained into the training and further education of today's and tomorrow's security experts. In addition, the institute raises security awareness in society by networking with stakeholders from science, industry and politics.
Digitization is a challenge for the German economy. This is just as true for industry as one of the largest of our domestic sectors as it is for all branches and company sizes. But with the benefits of a digitized world also come new risks, such as attacks on digital business models or insecure communications.
What are the consequences of cyber attacks?
Cyber criminals not only cause billions of euros in damage to industry and the economy every year. They also destroy the trusting relationship between companies and customers. The risk for such punctual and long-term consequences exists for all companies of all sizes and industries.
Is IT Security worth it?
An investment in security costs companies only a fraction of the losses that an attack entails. And this danger is becoming increasingly tangible. Because with increasing digitalization, the frequency of cyber attacks is also rising. The Institute for Innovative Safety and Security at Augsburg Technical University of Applied Sciences (HSA_innos) therefore supports companies with the latest findings in IT security. So that you are always one step ahead of the criminals.
The institute's key subjects
Securing digitized production
Classic IT systems are increasingly connected with industrial machinery and equipment (OT). The so-called Industry 4.0 enables companies, for example, to carry out predictive maintenance work or to improve their product's quality. These networks render security a necessary cornerstone for sustainable investments.
Securing Industry 4.0
Typical challenges for industrial safety are:
- Incorporating previously non-networked machines from historically grown production landscapes.
- Outdated software and hardware with known entry points for attackers
- Secure and effective communication between devices from different manufacturers that range from sensors to control devices to actuators.
To meet these challenges technically and organizationally, companies from industry and commerce work with HSA_innos. Either via customized contract work or cooperative research projects.
Identifying and addressing threats
Digital business models offer companies new ways to create value, for example through data-based decision support, customized billing models or individualized products. But such models also expose companies to risks that need to be specifically investigated and reduced.
Minimizing risks for digital concepts
Security often plays a subordinate role in digital business models:
- Risks of the digital concepts aren't recognized
- Risk potentials aren't analyzed and evaluated
- economically efficient protective measures aren't identified
Work out a suitable risk management together with HSA_innos to keep your products and your digital business model safe, low-risk, and profitable.
Products need security
Whether in household appliances, programmable logic controllers or vehicles - embedded systems are everywhere. These components often perform very specific and critical tasks. This makes them important elements in networked systems and thus frequent targets of cyberattacks.
Secure Hard- and Software
These are the current challenges of secure embedded systems:
- Secure identities of products and devices
- Efficiently implementing security measures despite limited resources
- Possible physical attacks
Analyze your existing devices with HSA_innos, design precise protection measures and select suitable software and hardware for your embedded systems. This is how you make your products future-proof.
Conservation of evidence 2.0
Today, criminal prosecution also takes place digitally. Evidence is not only available physically - it can also be found on storage devices and everyday electronics that are particularly difficult to access.
Securing evidence in the digital age
These are the current challenges of digital forensics:
- Processing and analysis of digital evidence
- In-depth technical forensics knowledge
- Compliance with forensic processes
HSA_innos supports regional authorities in digital forensics and specializes in the forensic analysis of smart home and smart building components.