SECUDE is proud partner of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and its Bachelors’ School of Information & Cyber Security

Lucerne | Thursday,  18 October 2018

The inaugural event represents a milestone in Switzerland’s efforts to develop data security initiatives especially considering rapid digitalization

SECUDE, SAP technology partner and leading data security provider for over 20 years, is a proud supporter of the of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and its Bachelor’s program in Information & Cyber Security.

On 18th October, the University officially celebrated the inauguration of the first and, currently, the only bachelor program in Information and Cybersecurity bachelor program in Switzerland.

The event was attended by senior officials of the Swiss federal state, the cantonal government and leading managers and industrial entrepreneurs in Switzerland. The event also featured Sir Guy Parmelin, Defence Minister of Switzerland and member of the Swiss Federal Council. In addition, Swiss Senator, Joachim Eder, from Canton Zug and several high-ranking Swiss military officers including those in charge of Cyber defense participated in the event. The inaugural ceremony also included professors, CEOs, and CIOs from Switzerland’s private industry who inspired the audience, especially the student community, with their presence. The theme of most presentations was centered around Switzerland’s focus and capabilities in defending cyber-attacks and in protecting sensitive economic and governmental.

SECUDE was represented by Philipp Meier, VP (Research & Development), who explained about leading data security concepts and, in particular, about issues with downloaded SAP data and how they can be secured from misuse. In the same vein, he elucidated how SECUDE’s HALOCORE®, in conjunction with Microsoft AIP, does this, thus it not only protects sensitive data, but also enables seamless operational efficiency.

Dr. Heiner Kromer, Chairman, SECUDE, shared his appreciation on this initiative. “SECUDE is proud to be associated with this department. It is but natural that we are aligned to this initiative by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. I am also happy that we are associated with the department on certain key futuristic research programs. Such industry-academia association is imperative to design next-generation security solutions that can be quickly assimilated by industries,” he said.

The key note was given by the Defence Minister and Member of the Swiss federal council, Guy Parmelin, who laid out the government’s strategy on cyber risks. His address was followed by senator Joachim Eder and member of the senate’s security commission.

The event was organized and moderated by Professor Bernhard Haemmerli of the Department of Information & Cybersecurity, School of Information Technology.

The general perception of the participating experts was that the newly inaugurated bachelor’s program would soon develop into a leading security innovation hub in Switzerland.

The inauguration event represents a milestone in Switzerland’s efforts to develop data security initiatives especially considering rapid digitalization.