Aarhus currently hosts several leading research, innovation, and knowledge hubs in the field of cybersecurity. However, the expectation is to strengthen these efforts further through close and systematic collaboration with a focus on research, innovation, and economic development. Aarhus Municipality views Security Tech Space as a complement to the existing Center for Cybersecurity within the Defense sector.

Security Tech Space is situated in the IT-City Katrinebjerg in Aarhus, which is one of the country's largest IT knowledge and innovation hubs. Security Tech Space concentrates on the business side of cyber and information security, offering the latest research knowledge, education, training, recruitment, entrepreneurship, and more. It also focuses on promoting and exporting Danish competencies and products in the field of cybersecurity.

A significant task for Security Tech Space

There are many initiatives related to cybersecurity aimed at critical sectors of society, but not targeting the breadth of businesses, especially SMEs, which make up 99% of all businesses in Denmark. We are in dialogue with the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), which is working to establish a national SME:CERT in the form of a knowledge and monitoring center. Its purpose is to continually inform and guide Danish SMEs in their cybersecurity efforts. Close coordination and collaboration are essential for raising the security level in businesses, and an SME:CERT should be established in close cooperation with the industry and authorities, ideally located within a professional cybersecurity environment like Security Tech Space.

With a Security Tech Space, we complement other initiatives by directing efforts toward civilian defense, particularly the lifeblood of the Danish economy - the many small and medium-sized enterprises for whom lack of knowledge, skills, and resources can be a barrier to action. The mission is clear: A Security Tech Space should act as a catalyst for interaction and co-creation across the entire ecosystem of both public and private stakeholders, bridging the gap between supply and demand, research, and capital.

Security Tech Space has an independent board and has hired a director. Director Peer H. Kristensen leads the center. Learn more about Peer H. Kristensen.