Country for PR: United Kingdom
Contributor: PR Newswire Europe
Tuesday, November 17 2020 - 21:50
SGS and Graz University of Technology open Lamarr Security Research
GENEVA, Nov. 17, 2020, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

SGS and Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) announce the opening of Lamarr 
Security Research, a non-profit research center focusing on information 
security and establishing trust in digital systems and products. This new 
research environment is open for partner sponsors to work together, and to make 
the world a safer place. 

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges for our information society and 
there is urgent need to fundamentally rethink the way systems are built, 
composed and analyzed. In order to enable trust and to create a world where 
data security and privacy are a matter of course, it is necessary to perform 
open research on novel technologies. Non-profit Lamarr Security Research is the 
new centerpiece of the international Cybersecurity Campus Graz, opened by SGS 
and TU Graz in 2019. Research results will become available to all, bringing 
high value to society.


Stefan Mangard, Professor for Secure Systems at TU Graz, and member of the 
center's management team: "We will work from the transistor-level up to complex 
cloud applications, making security and privacy systems more efficient, highly 
user-friendly and verifiable. By this we will create sustainable trust in the 
resulting solutions. SGS provides foundational funding, and we are now looking 
for further like-minded partner sponsors to join as well." Benefits for 
partners will include early access to research results and high-end 
cybersecurity testing possibilities. 

Security as a Matter of Trust and Cooperation

Martin Schaffer, Global Head of Cybersecurity Services at SGS, and member of 
the center's management team: "Our job at SGS is to create trust between 
stakeholders. In the digitally interconnected world this is not easy to achieve 
as we are confronted with creative hackers trying to gain financial benefits, 
breaching others' privacy, or even putting people's lives at risk. This affects 
everyone and we cannot tackle this problem alone. It is the duty of all of us 
to foster a change. With TU Graz, we found a strong partner with the same 
vision and we have together created a research environment that is open for 
additional partners." 

In the spirit of Hedy Lamarr[1]

Lamarr Security Research is named after the Austrian-born Hollywood actress, 
Hedy Lamarr, who was one of the pioneers in the invention of secure systems 
with her patented frequency hopping system, which is still used today in 
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Following the spirit of Hedy Lamarr, SGS and TU Graz seek 
new and innovative approaches and to ultimately make the world a safer place.

For further information, or to find out more about becoming a researcher or 
partner of Lamarr Security Research, please contact:

Martin Schaffer 
Global Head of Cybersecurity Services 
Digital & Innovation
Tel: +43 664 88210590

Stefan Mangard
Professor for Secure Systems & Head of IAIK
Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK)
Graz University of Technology
Tel: +43 316 8735531

About SGS  

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification 
company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. 
With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices 
and laboratories around the world. 

About Graz University of Technology

Cybersecurity has been a research focus at TU Graz in Austria for many years. 
Among the sparkling research highlights are the processor vulnerabilities 
"Meltdown" and "Spectre", or international achievements in cryptography.

[1] Hedy Lamarr, Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images, 
used with Permission from the Estate of Hedy Lamarr 

Video - 2)
Logo -  
Photo -  
Photo -