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ENISA’s Executive Director Professor Udo Helmbrecht has been appointed Chairman of AISEC

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Trustees of Germany’s Fraunhofer Research Institution for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC) has appointed Executive Director of ENISA Professor Udo Helmbrecht as their Chairman for a three year term.

Published on September 25, 2012

Professor Dr. Claudia Eckert Director of AISEC and Professor Udo Helmbrecht

Professor Helmbrecht commented: “It is with great honour that I accept the Chair of the Board of Trustees at AISEC. It is my goal to achieve visibility and implementation for AISEC’s work while promoting research and development and forming strategic partnerships. I look forward to this new role which I am positive will be exciting and highly effective.”

Background Information:  

Professor Udo Helmbrecht  has been the Executive Director of ENISA since October 2009. Prior to this, he was the President of the German Federal Office for Information Security, BSI, for six years from 2003-2009. At the end of 2010, he received the title of Honorary Professor at the Bundeswehr University in Munich.  

Fraunhofer AISEC, mainly focuses on applied research for the development of application-oriented security solutions and their custom integration in existing systems. Fields of expertise include: Embedded Security, Cloud & Service Computing, Network Security, Security Evaluation, Smart Card & RFID, Automotive Security, Product Protection, IT Early-Warning and Smart Grid Security.

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