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EMEA Edition 12-23 - 28.03.23

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Artificial intelligence

KIT - Armin Grunwald: "We insist that humans continue to have the last word."

The German Ethics Council has published its statement "Man and Machine - Challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence". The 287-page document examines the impact of digital technologies on human self-image and social interaction. "The Ethics Council makes a strong case for the role of humans as consciously acting beings with intentions and freedom and concludes from this that there are rules for dealing with AI," explains Professor Armin Grunwald from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). As a member of the Ethics Council, Grunwald was part of the multidisciplinary working group "Man/Machine", which was in charge of drafting the statement. In particular, he contributed his expertise on technological change, technology assessment and digital transformation. [Read more]

Cloud solutions

German government launches European cloud project

On 24 March 2023, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology announced the start of funding for a first sub-project of the EU programme "IPCEI-CIS", which aims to strengthen cloud and edge computing capacities in the EU. Bitkom President Achim Berg explains [Read more]


Annual report '22: Klüh on course for growth with total turnover of 923 million euros

It is the highest turnover in the company's 111-year history that Klüh Service Management GmbH has published in its annual report for the year 2022: 923 million euros. This means that the international Klüh Group increased its turnover by 13.4 % compared to the previous year. The main contributors to this growth were the Cleaning (up EUR 44.8 million), Catering (up EUR 24 million) and Clinic Service (up EUR 22 million) divisions. However, the Security division also recorded a good result with a revenue increase of more than 6 million euros, which corresponds to a growth of 3.7 % compared to 2021. [Read more]

Rosenbauer Group back in regular operation after cyber attack

The Rosenbauer Group, which became the target of a cyber attack at the end of February, has successfully overcome the attack and resumed regular operations as planned. The cyber-attack and the subsequent shutdown of the IT infrastructure affected the individual divisions to varying degrees [Read more]

Critical infrastructures

Europol - The criminal use of ChatGPT - cautionary tales

In response to the growing public awareness of ChatGPT, the Europol Innovation Lab organised a series of workshops with subject matter experts from across Europol to explore how criminals can misuse large-scale language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT and how it can help investigators in their daily work. [Read more]

Blog recommendation: The KRITIS solution for attack detection

Reliable detection of cyber attacks specifically for CRITIS companies [To the blog].


Siedle Access Professional 7.0: Full video range for IP door communication

Siedle is optimizing its IP system Access Professional with a focus on video features. The new Major Release 7.0 offers comprehensive concierge video functions and integrates external IP cameras. In addition, a new licensing model simplifies the integration of additional system functions. For users, this makes the powerful system more flexible than ever before. [Read more]

Market analysis

One in two fears misuse of their personal data: ESET survey sheds light on Internet users' biggest concerns and their protective measures

Suddenly, strange reminders and debt collection demands for goods that the person concerned did not even order are in the letterbox. Identity theft and the misuse of personal data are the biggest concerns for almost half of Internet users, according to the results of a representative ESET survey. In second and third place come infections of devices with malware (25.8 percent) and fraud in online purchases by fake shops (20.6 percent). But what do the protective measures look like? [Read more]

IDC: Security spending in Europe to grow by 10.6% in 2023, driven by the financial sector

Growing security needs, new regulations and the increasing risk of ransomware attacks due to the current geopolitical situation continue to drive European security spending. According to IDC's Worldwide Security Spending Guide, total spending in Europe will increase by 10.6% by 2023. Spending in the region will continue to grow at a near double-digit rate over the forecast period, reaching a total of $71 billion in 2026. [Read more]

Research News

Project of the FH St. Pölten, Austria:

Greater range for wireless sensors

Smart homes, houses with assistive technology, use a variety of sensors for a wide range of tasks. However, many an intended function fails because of the range of the wireless sensors used. A research project of the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten is working on a technique to increase the ranges. [Read more]

Security services

DUSgateway - new service for passengers

From 28 March, appointments can be booked for the security check in Düsseldorf. Travellers can book a time slot for the security check at Düsseldorf Airport from Tuesday, 28 March. The booking is free of charge and can be made online from 72 hours and up to 60 minutes before departure. Passengers who still have to go through passport control can book up to 90 minutes before departure at the latest. [Read more]


Jochen Sauer writes about protecting water supplies with intelligent monitoring [LINK TO BLOG]

Motorola Solutions:

Technology white paper on communities and emergency services: security based on trust



Bosch product premiere: AUTODOME 7100i (IR) with IVA Pro. The video analysis enables e.g. effective city surveillance. [VIDEO]
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