Cybersecurity

Haya Shulman wins German IT Security Award

The winners of the 8th German IT Security Award have been announced. This year, Haya Shulman from the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology took first place with her "Cache Test" solution. The German IT Security Award has been presented every two years by the Horst Görtz Foundation since 2006. 

Dr. Haya Shulman, Fraunhofer SIT Dr. Haya Shulman, Fraunhofer SIT

Haya Shulman receives the award for the development of "Cache Test", a cybersecurity solution for the protection of Internet infrastructures. Fundamental weaknesses exist, for example, in the translation of www addresses into Internet addresses, according to the Fraunhofer Institute's press release (see below). Until now, it has been easy to forge website addresses, for example by directing customers to fake online banking sites. 

The solution convinced the jury of the German IT Security Award. According to them, whe work addresses a very important, actually existing and fundamental problem for IT security, it is of excellent scientific quality, technically new and innovative, moreover, the developed solution is immediately applicable and already provides significant added value for IT security on the Internet.

Haya Shulman is head of the Cybersecurity and Analytics Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Darmstadt, Germany, and scientific director of the Fraunhofer Project Center for Cybersecurity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Her research focuses on the applied aspects of cybersecurity, identifying vulnerabilities in networks and critical infrastructures and developing practical and effective countermeasures. 

Click here for the Fraunhofer Institute SIT press release:  

www.sit.fraunhofer.de/en/news-events/latest/press-releases/details/news-article/show/fraunhofer-forscherin-gewinnt-deutschen-it-sicherheitspreis/

Click here to go to the website of the German IT Security Award with information on all award winners (in German only): 

www.deutscher-it-sicherheitspreis.de