Gunnar Preißler (Eviden Mission Critical Systems) and Klaus Schmeh (Eviden Digital Identity) will be presenting a solution for cryptographically securing communications in the rail sector at this year’s German IT Security Congress. This is a hardware component developed by Eviden in collaboration with Swedish supplier Westermo. The solution comprises a robust network device into which a security module in µSD format is integrated. This module performs the cryptographic functions and stores the keys. The security module can be replaced if necessary, without having to replace the entire component. Crypto-agility is thus assured.

The German IT Security Conference is organized by the Federal Office for Information Technology Security (BSI), and will take place this year on May 7 and 8 as an online event. Several thousand participants are expected. Gunnar Preißler and Klaus Schmeh will present on the first day at 11 a.m., just after the BSI keynote speeches. They are already looking forward to welcoming a large number of interested spectators.

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