“The more things and services that are available online, the more important it is to protect against unauthorized access and manipulation,” explained Jan vom Brocke in the statement.
The initiator and founder of the competence centre added that such protection is rarely guaranteed. Therefore, researchers and practitioners at the competence centre will be available to support organizations in the region with their security projects.
Liechtenstein has the potential to become a “leading security site” and to attract startups in the rapidly growing cyber security market, according to the university’s statement.
Jürgen Brücker, president of the University of Liechtenstein, is convinced that “this initiative will enable us to substantially contribute to Liechtenstein’s positioning as a secure location for data.”
The competence centre has already secured a proven expert in the field of cyber security: Gunnar Porada. The ex-hacker and founder of the Swiss IT consultancy firm innoSec has more than 25 years’ experience in the field.
“Thanks to its short distances, high concentration of companies and scientific expertise at the university, Liechtenstein presents exciting perspectives and big opportunities in the field of cyber security,” commented Porada in the statement.