This year’s Forum Safety & Security promises to be a must-see virtual event with dozens of instructive talks and high-profile keynotes, spearheaded by Hans Adlkofer, Senior VP Automotive Systems Group at Infineon. Weka Fachmedien, the renowned publishing and event organizing specialists behind many of Germany’s leading publications, conferences, and gatherings in the areas topping the industrial IT and technology agenda, have again assembled a great cast of speakers to highlight new innovations and current progress in three dedicated sessions: Automation, Automotive, and Methods & Tools, preceded by a very special opening seminar on 21 June on “Functional Safety and Security in Embedded Systems.”
In his lunchtime talk on “Securing and licensing valuable IP in devices” (12:30 to 1:05 pm CEST) as part of the Automation session on Wednesday, 23 June 2021, our very own Guenther Fischer, Senior Licensing and Protection Consultant at Wibu-Systems, will be looking into the threats faced by the makers and operators of embedded software in industrial devices. This means preventing the risks to business continuity created by threats of manipulation, intrusion, or – an ever topical issue – ransomware and shielding the invaluable IP contained in both the software running industrial machines and the production data and product designs they handle every day. And all of this has to be achieved on an industrial scale: highest security standards, industry-grade hardware and software reliability, compatibility and long-term availability for the timeframes that manufacturers have to reckon with, and a level of sophistication to match the nature of modern connected industry. Guenther Fischer reveals how Wibu-Systems’ technology empowers manufacturers not only to protect their infrastructure and data, but also to venture into new commercial opportunities with intelligent licensing.
With Wibu-Systems as one of the earliest proponents of top-class security, protection, and licensing technology for embedded systems and dedicated versions of CodeMeter Embedded designed to safeguard this backbone of the modern industrial world, the Forum Safety & Security will offer a great opportunity for loyal fans and newcomers to discover the capabilities of CodeMeter for the future of connected industry and a smarter economy.