Why awarding a prize for German IT-security?

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Germany has worldwide renown for its competence in the area of security in IT-Technology. Research institutes and companies play a worldwide leading role in various areas.
Over the past 20 years, the founder of the Horst Görtz Foundation, Dr.-Ing. E. h. Horst Görtz himself has been actively contributing to the development of IT-Security in Germany. In the last couple of years, he has also been supporting the area by promoting endowed professorships, doctorates, and events.

The jury is looking for concepts and solutions for Internet Security.

The award ceremony takes place on Thursday October 6th, 2016 in Darmstadt.

You will find further information on the sixth German Prize for IT-Security 2016 on these pages.

By awarding a prize for German IT-Security, the foundation intends to reinforce and to promote the position of IT-Security “Made in Germany”. In doing so the foundation also aims at strengthening the innovative power of Germany’s economy.