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The online magazine of Fraunhofer FKIE presents current research topics  and solutions for the urgent challenges of our time.

»Digitalization in hazard prevention«

What opportunities and potential does digitalization offer for security authorities and emergency forces? And how can Fraunhofer FKIE support them?


Topic overview:


  • Fire department & disaster preparedness
  • Border & site security
  • Drone detection & defense 

Press releases



Home Router Security Report 2022 is published

At the latest since working from home has become a prevalent model in the Corona pandemic, not only private but also professional network traffic crosses home routers. Thus, there are plenty of reasons for scientists at the Fraunhofer FKIE to take another look at the security of home routers after 2020. Their conclusion: the trend shows improvements compared to 2020, but there is still some work to be done.



Robotics experts meet at EnRicH 2023

For the fourth time, the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE is organising the European Robotics Hackathon (EnRicH) together with the Austrian Armaments and Defence Technology Agency (ARWT). EnRicH will take place in June 2023. The venue is as unusual as it is unique worldwide: the nuclear power plant (NPP) in Zwentendorf, which never went into operation.



Prestigious NATO Award for Dr Michael Wunder

The NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) has honoured Dr Michael Wunder, Head of the FKIE Research Department "Information Technology for Command and Control Systems" (ITF), with the 2022 NATO STO Excellence Award. The organisation recognises his outstanding contributions to the Information Systems Technology (IST) Panel.



Cyber Security and Resilience for KRITIS

Large-scale and prolonged power outages, disruptions to water or gas supplies – successful cyber attacks on critical infrastructures, especially the power grid, can have serious consequences. As part of the Fraunhofer Center for Digital Energy, Fraunhofer FKIE is working with partners to increase IT security and make the sector resilient to attacks.


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