Smart societies aim to resolve economic and social challenges by incorporating technological innovations and digital transformation into every industry and in all aspects of social life. This changes how businesses operate, impacting the ways nations are governed and how people live. 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, society of the future will create new values and new smart services are created continuously, making people’s lives more comfortable and sustainable. These new technologies will help us to do many great things, to be better connected, to work more efficiently, and to improve our lives, creating better economic opportunities and building a closer community.
However, many new risks emerge with digital transformation, whereby cyber security becomes one of the basic prerequisites for resilient and successful digitalization. In this context, it is critical to understand the potential security vulnerabilities and threats, as well as to develop security architectures and defensive mechanisms for smart societies
At Fraunhofer Singapore, we are working on the elements for securing and protecting digital technologies and services to help organisations in Singapore thrive in this new smart environment. We are an interdisciplinary research team with a strong focus on current and upcoming challenges in cyber- and information security, trust and privacy. We are creating knowledge, transferring skills, providing solutions and developing services to confront the persistent gaps and challenges of digitalization, and we develop responsible effective technologies to build a secure and prosperous digital future for all of us. We are focusing our research on following areas: