Potsdam Conference for National CyberSecurity

Potsdam Conference for National CyberSecurityPotsdam (GER), March 2024 - In a year that will be shaped by major political elections and in a world that is increasingly dependent on digital technology, cybersecurity and the fight against disinformation are more important than ever. Many hopes are currently put into Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is expected to revolutionize many areas of business and industry. However, AI also creates new challenges for cybersecurity.

At this year's Potsdam Conference for National CyberSecurity, 19-20 June, the Hasso-Plattner Institute brings together high-ranking representatives from politics, science, and industry to discuss how these challenges can be tackled successfully.

This year's speakers include, among others, Dr. Markus Richter, Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community, State Secretary and "State-CIO"; Claudia Plattner, President of the Federal Office of Information Security; Holger Münch, President of the Federal Criminal Police Office; Dr. Bruno Kahl, President of the Federal Intelligence Service; Arlene Bühler, CIO/CDO DB Cargo AG, and many more.

The conference panels will focus on the following topics:

  • How AI is changing the cybersecurity landscape
  • Security of critical infrastructure and industry
  • Quo vadis? German security strategy 2025
  • Cyberwar
  • Handling disinformation
  • Cyber in space
  • IT security in organizations - how to do it right

In addition to our wide-ranging conference program, you can look forward to a variety of workshops on the afternoon of 20 June 2024, with topics ranging from from crisis communication, to design thinking, to networking sessions.