The German-Israeli Cyber Conference

Let's Impact Global Cybersecurity - June 11 14:00 - 17:00 CET

Join us for a new edition of our “Innovation in Cybersecurity” conference series. We are teaming up German and Israeli scientists, policy and business decision makers in a unique format. Top level speakers from academia, industry and government in Israel and Germany will share their views on innovation in cybersecurity.

  • Take a step back and look at the big picture of cyber threats.
  • Drill down into the cutting edge developments of cybersecurity.
  • Engage with experts who shape cybersecurity and discuss your perspectives.

From research to innovation

Cyberspace is a shark tank. Who are the sharks? How can academic research be transformed into powerful innovations? Which insights lead to the invention of tools that serve to protect privacy, industrial knowledge, integrity of the economy and stability of democracy? How can predators be prevented from attacking bank accounts, industries' data banks and systems crucial to their very functioning?

From innovation to market

Which state-of-the art tools are there for software and networks to deploy higher integrity systems? Which vulnerabilities grow with digitalization across industries, home offices and customer relations?

CyberStar Award

The "Fraunhofer CyberStar Award” is part of Fraunhofer SIT’s policy which encourages strong bonds between Germany and Israel, as well as promoting applied cybersecurity research in Israel. The nominees have made significant contributions in the field of cybersecurity and privacy. Find out more about the CyberStar Award. Come and celebrate the winners!


After the conference we will meet in breakout rooms and chat about cybersecurity and privacy topics.



Dr. Haya Shulman

Dr. Haya Shulman, Division Director Cybersecurity, Analytics and Defences at Fraunhofer SIT and Lead Principal Investigator at ATHENE, will discuss latest trends with her guests.

Prof. Michael Waidner

Michael Waidner is the director of the Fraunhofer SIT and director of the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE. He is Chair Professor for IT Security at the TU Darmstadt.


Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner

Prof. Adi Shamir: Keynote, (requested)

From research to innovation

Requested guests:
Dr. Ami Appelbaum, Chairman, Israel Innovation Authority
Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner, Director, Fraunhofer SIT

Discussion with Dr. Haya Shulman and audience chat Q&A

Delivering the Fraunhofer CyberStar Award
for Master thesis with major contribution in cybersecurity

From innovation to market

Requested guests:
Gil Shwed, CEO, Checkpoint
Ralf Schneider, Group CIO, Allianz
Arne Schönbohm, President, Federal Office for Information Security
Yigal Unna, Director, National Cyber Directorate, Israel
Stefan Hofschen, CEO, Bundesdruckerei
Adi Dar, CEO, Cyberbit

Discussion with Prof. Dr. Haya Shulman and audience chat Q&A

Delivering the Fraunhofer CyberStar Award
for PhD thesis with excellent contribution in cybersecurity

Wrap-up and off for networking