The Invisible Beauty: How Security Research Helped in Real Life, but Nobody Noticed

Friday, February 15, 2013: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room 312 (Hynes Convention Center)
What are the commonalities between a wrecked cruise ship off the coast of Italy and a landslide in Switzerland? Are all of the cyber headlines overselling, or are they just the tip of the iceberg? Security research can answer these questions and has provided tangible benefit in the respective areas, but often the results did not make it to the attention of the general public. The contribution of science to real-life situations will be highlighted in a symposium that focuses on examples from the area of security research. Both in the United States and Europe, security research activities have provided tangible benefits in crisis situations or baseline protection to the citizen. In three presentations, the symposium will cover highlights from all around the globe, originating from different application areas, such as natural disasters, the fight against crime and terror, or cyber security. The focus of the symposium is on the benefits and opportunities created by security research. In addition, some amazing pictures from relevant technologies such as tsunami modeling, structural engineering, or radio wave reflection will address the beauty of the deployed science.
Stephan Lechner, European Commission, Joint Research Center
Stephan Lechner, European Commission, Joint Research Center
European Success Stories: The Best Tools Worldwide
Scott Borg, U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit
The Truth About Cyber Consequences
Suvi Sundquist, Finnish Funding Agency for Research and Innovation
From Research to the Market: Security Technologies That Made It
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