The cybersecurity blog goes live: Fraunhofer AISEC’s new blog is presenting exciting topics from the IT security research world in a new format: Expect fascinating content from the areas of trusted AI, trusted electronics, quantum computing and much more. The mega-trend of digitalization is becoming increasingly important to both the economy and society. Networked infrastructures and sensitive data need to be protected, while attacks by cybercriminals must be detected and prevented. More than 100 experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC are developing cybersecurity concepts and solutions that are necessary to achieve this. This blog will
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How secure is artificial intelligence (AI)? Does a machine perceive its environment in a different way to humans? Can an algorithm’s assessment be trusted? These are some of the questions we are exploring in the project “SuKI — Security for and with artificial intelligence”. The more AI is integrated into our everyday lives, the more important these questions become: When it comes to critical decisions — be it on the roads, in the financial sector or even in the medical sector — which are taken by autonomous systems, being able to trust AI is vital. As part of our ongoing SuKI project, we have now successfully deceived the state-of-the-art object recognition system YoloV3 .
Despite taking every precaution, IT-based systems and products are rarely completely free of security vulnerabilities. In order to detect and fix vulnerabilities and attack areas early on, software and hard-ware must endure rigorous security testing. However, cybersecurity researchers who report vulnerabili-ties responsibly and in the interest of common good (so-called “white hat hackers”) are currently at risk of criminal prosecution. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC has responded by developing an internal procedure based on best-practice processes for dealing with vul-nerabilities discovered by its researchers. Fraunhofer AISEC has also collaborated with the Sec4Research interdisciplinary research team to produce a white paper suggesting ways to improve the legal situation of “white hat hackers” from within the research community.