Potsdam Conference for National CyberSecurity

Potsdam (GER), May 2024 - In 2024, over two billion people around the world are called to vote - probably more than ever before. In this context, detecting and countering disinformation and protecting against cyber attacks will be more important than ever. How this can be achieved - and the current impact of artificial intelligence on the overall cybersecurity situation - will be discussed at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsam, 19-20 June 2024.

At this year's Potsdam Conference for National CyberSecurity, you can expect keynote speeches from leading representatives of Germany's main security agencies, as well as panel discussions on current challenges and changes in cyber security in Germany.

Among this year's speakers are

  • 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
  • Wilfried Karl, President of the Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector
  • Sinan Selen, Vice President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution
  • Major General Jürgen Setzer, Bundeswehr, Deputy Command CIR and CISO of the Bundeswehr
  • Holger Münch, President of the Federal Criminal Police Office
  • Dr. Bruno Kahl, President of Federal Intelligence Service
  • Arlene Bühler, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer, DB Cargo AG
  • Dr. Philipp Trinius, SVP Cyber Defense and Cloud Services, Deutsche Telekom

In addition to disinformation in the super election year and the impact of artificial intelligence on cybersecurity, the conference will discuss topics such as the security of critical infrastructure and industry, the use of cyber operations as a political tool, and IT security in organizations. For a complete list of speakers, topics and agenda, please visit our website.

On the afternoon of 20 June, a wide range of workshops awaits you to complement our diverse conference program. Topics include how to deal with potential cyber attacks, an introduction to design thinking, and networking sessions.

Football fans should not worry either: You can follow the European Championship match between Germany and Hungary during our 19 June evening event.