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Security Essen Program Highlights: from Cybercrime to Fire Protection

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Security Essen, from September 20 to 23, at Messe Essen (Germany), will present innovative products and solutions in the field of security technology and services.

“For trade visitors – they say from Messe Essen – not only the walk through the exhibition halls is worthwhile, but also the participation in the extensive supporting program. In various forums, experts will report on current challenges facing the industry and present solutions. Special theme days are planned for public authorities, young professionals and visitors from neighboring BeNeLux countries”.

Security Essen: meeting place for knowledge exchange

For more than 40 years, Security Essen has been the leading trade fair for civil security and thus also a meeting place for knowledge exchange.


On the first two days of the fair, at the new Digital Networking Security Conference in Hall 7, experts will report on current incidents, important interfaces between corporate and IT security, legal requirements and practical implementation examples. The speakers of the 14 presentations will cover topics such as:

  • Between cybercrime and cyberwarfare – why cybersecurity is a matter for the boss” (Thomas Köhler, non-fiction author);
  • DDOS attacks via IoT devices” (David Walkiewicz, Director Test Research at AV-TEST);
  • Next Level Security Awareness Training” (Alex Wyllie, founder and CEO of IT-Seal).

In addition, attendees can expect valuable recommendations for action in managing cyber crises (Dr. Holger Kaschner, Information Security Consulting, DCSO German Cyber Security Organization) and advice on the secure use of cloud applications (Oliver Dehning, Head of TeleTrusT AG Cloud Security). The DNS conference is organized in cooperation with the trade journal “kes”.

Fire prevention

In the Security Experts Forum in Hall 6, the exhibiting companies at Security Essen will present the latest product innovations and provide an insight into practical experience on a daily basis, while the Fire Protection Forum in Hall 7 will provide comprehensive information on fire prevention and fire fighting. On September 22 and 23 there will be 10 lectures, including:

  • New Technologies and Innovations in Fire Protection – News from Research and Development” (Dirk Aschenbrenner, Director of the Dortmund Fire Department);
  • Use of Drones in Fire Protection” (Christian Liebezeit, m-c-quadrat);
  • Fire Protection in IT Basic Protection – Linking Safety and Security” (Lars Oliver Laschinsky, Institute for Safety and Hazard Training).

The partner of the Fire Protection Forum is the Essen House of Technology. The presentations in the Digital Networking Security Conference and the Fire Protection Forum will be held in German and English, the presentations in the Security Experts Forum in German only.

The Training and Further Education Day

In cooperation with the German Federal Association of the Security Industry (BDSW), the Training and Further Education Day will be held on the first day of the trade fair. Trainees, students and retrainees in the security industry are invited to attend. The program will enable them to make valuable contacts and get to know future fields of work better.

Authorities and CSO Day to be held for the first time

The Authorities and CSO Day is aimed at those responsible for security and Chief Security Officers (CSOs) at public institutions: Security Essen counts important decision-makers and high-ranking politicians among its guests. The Minister of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Reul, and the Minister for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia, Mona Neubaur, have announced their visit on the second day of the fair. Representatives of public authorities will receive discounted admission.

The BeNeLux Day

On BeNeLux Day, which will be on September 21, Security Essen and the German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce invite visitors from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg in particular to network. A specialist forum will accompany the day.

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