In a unanimous vote, the Board of Trustees of Germany's
Fraunhofer Research Institution for Applied and Integrated
Security (AISEC) has appointed Executive Director of ENISA
Professor Udo Helmbrecht as their Chairman for a three year
Professor Helmbrecht commented: "It is with great honour
that I accept the Chair of the Board of Trustees at AISEC.
It is my goal to achieve visibility and implementation for
AISEC's work while promoting research and development and
forming strategic partnerships. I look forward to this new
role which I am positive will be exciting and highly
has been the Executive Director of ENISA since
October 2009. Prior to this, he was the President of the
German Federal Office for Information Security, BSI, for
six years from 2003-2009. At the end of 2010, he received
the title of Honorary Professor at the Bundeswehr
University in Munich.
Fraunhofer AISEC, mainly
focuses on applied research for the development of
application-oriented security solutions and their custom
integration in existing systems. Fields of expertise
include: Embedded Security, Cloud & Service Computing,
Network Security, Security Evaluation, Smart Card & RFID,
Automotive Security, Product Protection, IT Early-Warning
and Smart Grid Security.
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