Vector Forum 2016: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is of a growing concern across industries. There is no absolute protection against hackers. Security is absolutely mission-critical in most environments, because systems are increasingly open for external penetration and because attackers are eager to hack.


Not surprising, cybersecurity ranks highest as a challenge in our Vector client survey 2016.

Insufficient security directly impacts functionality, user experience and safety, and thus has become subject to product liability. For instance, functional safety is not feasible without a concise approach to cover cyber security. Based on the specific challenges of security, companies must ensure effective protection against manipulations of electronic systems. Key points in the development of protected systems are the proper identification of security requirements, the systematic realization of security functions, and a security validation to demonstrate that security requirements have been met.

The Vector Forum 2016 took place on 23. June in Stuttgart "Liederhalle" Concention Center as part of the Vector Symposium with the theme "Automotive Cybersecurity". Almost 300 decision makers industry and experts from Vector met for one day of sharing their experiences. In practical lectures company representatives from different industry sectors presented case studies, methodology and trends. The participants intensively discussed their own challenges and how to approach them.

Participants Feedback

"Again a very successful event!"
-Doris Helzle, brain meets emotion

"Recommended event for those interested in quality talks and contacts with the relevant Security Experts."
-Lorenz Slansky, Daimler

"Highly attractive conference program due to its variety of speakers and a sophisticated organization. We will certainly come back next year."
-Dr. Robert K. Schmidt, Denso

"Many new ideas and stimulus from your as usual excellent Vector Forum."
-Dr. Ulrich Lefarth, Thales

Daimler, Hella, Infineon, Porsche, Thales and ZF showes together with experts of Vector their security strategies and lessons learned together with suitable security guidance. Being part of the Symposium, the Vector Forum showed with concrete examples how these practices improve developing secure systems and how these activities can be performed efficiently.

In a remarkable presentation Vector Consulting Services explained how risk based cyber security can be implemented in your envrionment. Interesting presentations and practical discussions revolved around the question: "How do I assess and achieve security in products?", "How can I best manage security in critical environments?"and more generally valid for all participants "What can I learn from the experiences in other companies?"

The conclusion of an engineering VP in an international company: "Highly relevant security insights. The discussions in the breaks have perfectly rounded off this extremely successful event."

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