"I'm a bit of a veteran in IT security: For over 30 years, I have been doing research to find an answer to the question of how IT can be made more secure in its application, especially the techniques in everyday life, in other words all those networked things that we surround ourselves with today. My interest goes back to the time I worked for Deutsche Telekom and SAP in the 90s. I was the first to research on IT security at the University of Passau. Lots of new colleagues have joined me since – we're a formidable team in this field. And that's important because this is an issue that is continuing to grow. We enjoy the benefit of having the Faculty of Law so close by. There is a question that we and the legal experts are both asking ourselves: What do we do when people do not conduct themselves as they should? So we have the same problem but take completely different approaches. That's what makes our collaboration so challenging and exciting."
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