Protecting society from cyber-attacks
TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann observes: "Entirely in keeping with the spirit of our Human-Centered Engineering approach, we are making significant investments in research on data protection, security and protection of privacy. The donation from Google will let us considerably strengthen our efforts with the TUM Innovation Network Cybersecurity – in the interest of protecting individuals, institutions and our society at large."
Dr. Wieland Holfelder, Vice President Engineering & Site Lead Google Munich, adds: "Protecting users and global IT systems from increasingly frequent cyber-attacks will require companies to collaborate extensively with the political sector as well as with research and science. We are pleased to be able to promote the new TUM Innovation Network Cybersecurity with our support. The topics of data protection and data security have been rooted in Munich for many years, in particular in the form of our local Google Safety Engineering Center."
Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts Markus Blume says: "Two global players, one unique partnership. With Google's support, TUM can now intensify its research on data protection, security and privacy protection even further. We in Bavaria take the implications of the digital transformation very seriously. Digital sovereignty doesn't work without security. Digital security is not only a technical necessity, it is the duty of a democracy."