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  • Sebastian Kurowski
    Sebastian Kurowski

    Identity Management

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    Fraunhofer IAO
    Nobelstraße 12
    70569 Stuttgart, Germany

    • Phone +49 711 970-2433
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Viable Security – creating future-oriented security systems

Technical solutions related to security, privacy and reliability often fail to address actual market requirements, user needs and economic viability. As a consequence, many security technologies launched in recent years have been unsuccessful or have become orphaned technologies in companies where they are never used. This is why many enterprises are unable to profit from security technologies that would otherwise lead to considerable security improvements.

For us, “viable security” means solutions that are successful in the market and improve security when applied in practice. When creating such solutions, it is the developer’s job to focus on the requirements and real-world working environments of users. The viable security laboratory (VS Lab) supports developers in the evaluation and creation process, and helps companies identify and integrate viable security solutions. To achieve these objectives, the VS Lab features infrastructure that enables it to incorporate user perspectives, and thereby examine IT security technologies from a holistic point of view.

Developing and integrating innovative security systems for smart offices and smart homes

We use the VS Lab infrastructure to create innovative applications for smart offices and smart homes. For example, we are testing the integration of innovative authentication systems such as finger vein recognition for smart offices. Our comprehensive methodology allows us to analyze key attributes such as awareness and perceived benefit of the solution as well as the user’s risk affinity and interaction with the complexity of the solution. This helps us assess if a security solution addresses user needs or if it necessitates special training.

Evaluating existing security solutions

At the VS Lab, we conduct comprehensive weakness analyses of security systems using isolated perimeters and specialized security testing software. We also evaluate their solutions for vulnerability. The penetration tests conducted using such modalities allow us to pinpoint the weaknesses of integrated security solutions. Together with our experts in user experience, business model analysis, software development, data privacy, data protection and data security we can then identify potential improvements to ensure these solutions are used effectively in companies.

Creating viable security

The VS Lab infrastructure provides optimum support to customers and developers of IT security solutions. Users of IT security solutions benefit from a comprehensive analysis of their needs and socio-technological assessment of the potential vulnerabilities of integrated solutions. We help developers of IT security solutions improve market acceptance and achieve market success of their solutions. We gladly help create viable and comprehensive IT security solutions.

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