Smart societies aim to resolve social challenges by incorporating the innovations and digital transformation into every industry and social life. It will change the way businesses operates, nations are governed, and people are living. It transforms every sector and are forming entirely new opportunities, e.g. in Industrie 4.0, smart transportation, and smart health, and smart living for example. By doing so the society of the future will create new values and new smart services are created continuously, making people ’s lives more conformable and sustainable.These new technologies will help us to do many great things, to be better connected, to work more efficient, and to improve our living, to create better economic opportunity and to build a closer community.
However, many new risks emerge with the digital transformation, where cyber security is one of the basic prerequisite for successful and resilient digitalization. In this context, it is critical to understand the potential security vulnerabilities and threats, as well as to develop security architectures and defending mechanisms for digital societies
At Fraunhofer Singapore we are working on the elements for securing and protecting digital technologies and services and Singapore’s society using this new smart environment. We are an interdisciplinary research team, with a strong focus on the current and upcoming challenges of cyber- and information security, trust and privacy in a smart society. We are creating knowledge, transferring skills, providing solutions and developing services to confront the persistent gaps and challenges of digitization, and we develop responsible effective technologies to build secure and a prosperous digital future for all of us.