European Internet Situation Awareness: The Global View
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Norbert Pohlmann
Date: 04 June 2008 Time: 12:00-14:00
Location: "Mediterranean Studies" Seminar Room, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete
Host: Euaggelos Markatos


Our vision is to generate a multidisciplinary continuous situation-awareness in a Private-Public-Partnership to provide all relevant stakeholders with their individual global view of the European Internet. To generate this "European Internet Situation Awareness" input from all relevant sources has to be used such as from different technical sensor networks, general global data, statistics, and information from the partners. All this information will be analyze and reports will be generated for the different stakeholder. This brings the different stakeholder in the position to make better decision.


Norbert Pohlmann studied Electrical Engineering, specialized in Computer Science, and has written his doctoral thesis on "Possibilities and Limitations of Firewall Systems" (1997-2001). From 1985 to 1988 he was employed as a research engineer in the Telematics Laboratory at Aachen University of Applied Sciences and worked on numerous research and development projects relating to the integration of security mechanisms into communications systems.

In 1988 Norbert Pohlmann founded together with Professor Dr, Christoph Ruland the KryptoKom system house in Aachen. In July 1999, KryptoKom GmbH merged with Utimaco Safeware AG, Germany. Between 1999 and 2003 Norbert Pohlmann was a member of the Utimaco Safeware AG management board.

Since September 1st 2003 Norbert Pohlmann is Professor in the Computer Science Department and since January 2005 he is director of the Institute for Internet Security at the University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen. As an expert for IT security Norbert Pohlmann has played an active role in cryptography and secure applications since 1985.

He is a founding member of the TeleTrusT association, which is devoted to the establishment of trusted IT networks, and has been a member of its board since 1994 and chairman of the board since April 1998. Numerous publications, lectures and seminars on the subject of information security testify to his expertise and commitment to this subject.

In 1997 Norbert Pohlmann won the city of Aachen's Prize for Innovation and Technology.

Norbert Pohlmann is one of the initiators of the "Information Security Solutions Europe" (ISSE) and the chairman of the ISSE program committee of the ISSE conference.

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