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SME snapshot Digitalization allows for IT systems to be organized extremely efficiently. However, without a smart security structure, they also open the door to all kinds of unauthorized access. Against this background, a new approach, which the newly founded HENSOLDT Cyber is committed to, aims at harnessing the full potential of digitalization without giving infiltrators access.

Sensor specialist HENSOLDT offers protection in cyberspace only kicks in at higher application levels and can therefore be easily circumvented. To develop this we are still looking for more people to work with us in Munich.’ Cybersecurity can only be achieved systematically and on a highly secure operating system. Experience clearly shows that developing secure applications on top of insecure operating systems and untrustworthy hardware does not constitute a reliable security concept. If the lower levels – the hardware and operating system – are left open to attack, an attack is virtually guaranteed. Indeed, the lower levels that are particularly important, since they are part of the so-called TCB, the Trusted Computing Base. An attack on the operating levels of a computer can manipulate COMPANY: HENSOLDT Cyber GmbH MAIN BUSINESS: Cybersecurity LOCATION: Munich, Germany WEBSITE: www.hensoldt-cyber.com

HENSOLDT, a sensor solutions provider active in defence electronics and flight safety, has joined with cyber specialists Secure Elements GmbH to found HENSOLDT Cyber GmBH. The new enterprise features the participation of HiPEAC17 keynote speaker Dr. Sandro Gaycken (cyber protection), HiPEAC steering committee member Prof. Dr. Rainer Leupers (chip design) and ACACES 2017 lecturer Prof. Dr. Gernot Heiser (micro kernel technology). It will develop security-hardened basic IT systems

or even sabotage every security measure at a higher level. Even the best encryption can be circumvented in this way, for example by means of an attack on the host system, and any hacker who wishes to do so can gain access to these systems via the low IT levels. The only way to avoid such problems is to use extremely secure, high-performance and robust operating systems, such as the seL4 microkernel. Rather than carrying on with ‘business as usual’, HENSOLDT Cyber will use these approaches to ensure cybersecurity from the hardware up. Sandro Gaycken’s keynote talk ‘Cybersecurity: An unsolvable problem in the way of our IT-futures’ is available to view on the HiPEAC YouTube channel bit.ly/Sandro_Gaycken_HiPEAC17

which are virtually impervious to hacker attacks and integrated hardware weaknesses. ‘HENSOLDT’s partner Secure Elements has a lot of experience in the cybersecurity world,’ explains Marian Rachow, CEO of HENSOLDT Cyber. ‘Together we will develop highly secure solutions which will protect IT systems against unauthorized access even at the operating levels of a computer. This approach avoids the shortcomings of conventional cyber protection, which 32 HiPEACINFO 54

Sandro Gaycken, Rainer Leupers and Gernot Heiser are on the HENSOLDT Cyber GmBH team

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