Aarhus Strengthens Denmark Against Cyber Threats
Lise Fuhr Appointed as Chairperson of the Board
With the opening of Security Tech Space, a new board has taken charge. Lise Fuhr, the Director of ETNO (European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association) in Brussels, brings valuable experience from the tech industry and has been appointed as the chairperson of the board.
The threat posed by cybercriminals presents both practical and strategic challenges. It is persistent and can have serious consequences. Security Tech Space is our concrete response to how we can bring together knowledge, skills, opportunities, and ideas across the board. I look forward to working with the board and the management of Security Tech Space to create the right strategy"
Work Has Begun
Security Tech Space focuses on the business side of cyber and information security, offering the latest research-based knowledge, education and training, talent development, recruitment, entrepreneurship, and more. The overall goal is to protect citizens, businesses, and authorities from cyberattacks that could potentially bring society to a standstill.
There is significant work ahead to achieve the ambitions of Security Tech Space. The work has truly begun since September 1st, with Director Peer H. Kristensen having initial meetings with all members of the consortium.
Peer H. Kristensen, Director of the initiative, stated:
Aarhus aims to have a leading position in cyber and information security in the coming years. We have an incredibly strong knowledge and innovation environment, skilled entrepreneurs and companies, and leading researchers in Aarhus, whom we can engage in creating new solutions to the massive challenge that IT and cyber security represent. Much is, of course, still new, and I am pleased to see a strong desire to succeed together"
Would You Like to Join?
Currently, 38 companies and partners have signed up to participate in the consortium for cyber and information security. Behind each signature lies commitment, obligation, and, most importantly, a willingness to strengthen and develop cyber and information security in both Aarhus and the rest of the country. The consortium is open to more participants. If you are interested in joining, please contact Line Gerstrand.
Join the ranks of strong partners from the university, region, municipality, and IT companies in Aarhus, all of whom share an ambition for a more cyber-secure future. This ambition will be realized with a particular focus on research, innovation, and business development, both locally and nationally.
Facts - Security Tech Space
Security Tech Space was established on September 1, 2023.
The center is supported by Aarhus University, the Alexandra Institute, INCUBA A/S, and Aarhus Municipality.
The board of Security Tech Space is composed of representatives from various business organizations and tech companies, including:
- Lise Fuhr (Chairperson), Director of ETNO (European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association)
- Niels Husted Kjær, Director of the Alexandra Institute
- Mai Louise Agerskov, Director of INCUBA A/S
- Martin Østergaard Christensen, City Director, Aarhus Municipality
- Esben Kolind Laustrup, CEO, Bankdata
- Johan Bitsch Nielsen, Denmark's Export and Investment Fund
- Kristian Pedersen, Dean of Natural Science, Aarhus University
- Casper Klynge, Deputy Director General, Danish Chamber of Commerce
- Morten Rosted Vang, Confederation of Danish Industry
- Charlotte Møller Andersen, CEO of Cryptomathic