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German-Ukrainian cybersecurity symposium

Researchers and experts from various fields came together to discuss digital security challenges and solutions at a German-Ukrainian roundtable symposium held in Passau to mark International Computer Security Day. By Nicola Jacobi

Teilnehmer*innen des deutsch-ukrainischen Symposiums für Cybersicherheit.

Photo: (from left to right) Professor Meinhard Schröder, Professor Michael Beurskens (both from the University of Passau), Professor Anna Shtefan (Scientific-Research Institute of Intellectual Property, Kyiv, Ukraine), Professor Oksana Kiriiak (Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine), Professor Nadia Maksimentseva (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine), Professor Natalia Filatova-Bilous (Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine), Katrin Biermeier (University of Passau); Photo: University of Passau

The German-Ukrainian symposium "Defending Data, Connecting Countries: Building Cyber Resilience Together" was held at the University from 30 November to 1 December. The gathering featured lectures and panel discussions which offered attendants an opportunity to exchange knowledge, findings, ideas, best practices, and practical experiences on how online security can be improved in today's rapidly developing technology landscape.

Held to mark International Computer Security Day international, the roundtable was organised by the University of Passau in collaboration with the law faculty of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (ChNU) (Ukraine) and took place under the auspices of the Passau International Centre for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (PICAIS).

This successful collaboration demonstrates the commitment on the part of both institutions to drive research in digital security and promote international cooperation. The participation of Ukrainian researchers as co-organisers reaffirms the importance of academic support for researchers in war regions and the promotion of peace through international cooperation.

Prof. Dr. Michael Beurskens steht in einem Uni Gebäude und lächelt freundlich in die Kamera.

Professor Michael Beurskens

researches digital economy and legal tech

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Professor Michael Beurskens holds the Chair of Civil Law, German, European and International Business Law. He is interested in questions relating to the direct and indirect regulation of the digital economy, especially by way of antitrust law, and in questions regarding licence and liability law, for example in intellectual property law, in data protection law or in relation to non-compliant digital products and services.

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