Network Event

{ CYBER : Crime || Security || Society }

Save the Date:
Tuesday, September 12
and Wednesday, September 13, 2023


About the Network Event

Directly after the Human Factor in Cybercrime Conference (HFC), the Cyberagentur is hosting the first Network { CYBER : Crime || Security || Society } event on the thematic focus 'Cyber-resilient society' in Halle (Saale) on 12 and 13 September 2023. On 12 September, the event will take place in the town hall of the city of Halle (Saale) and on 13 September in the auditorium of the Lion Building of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. The event is intended to support community-building in the field of the 'Cyber-resilient society'. Our goal is to connect various academic disciplines related to cyber security that address questions surrounding the security implications of the digital transformation of our society. The event will foster exchange and debate within an internationally connected community of researchers and practitioners.

The Network { CYBER : Crime || Security || Society } will start on the afternoon of 12 September with the Handshake Event to give a broader professional audience the chance to network and exchange ideas - also with the HFC participants. In addition, this format is intended to serve the promotion of young researchers and networking between academia and representatives of law enforcement agencies.

Invited national and international researchers as well as representatives of law enforcement agencies will present and discuss the Breaking News: Cybercrime and Cyberresilient Society - How to put knowledge into action? Each panel discussion will start with "Provocative Thoughts" by the speakers, which will then lead into a 45-minute discussion round.

On both 12 and 13 September, the official part of the conference will be followed by a get-together to promote informal exchange.
Participation in the network event { CYBER : Crime || Security || Society } is free of charge. As the number of participants is also limited here, registration is requested by 31 August 2023 at the latest.

Enquiries about this event can be sent to

15:00 – 15:30    Pre-conference coffee and tea

15:30 – 15:40    Opening Networking-Event { Cyber : Crime || Security || Society }

15:40 – 16:00    Opening remarks by Director Specht (State Criminal Police Office (LKA) Saxony-Anhalt) 

16:00 – 17:00    Panel Discussion LEA

                            Volker Peters (State Criminal Police Office (LKA) Lower Saxony)

                            Dr. Patrick Voss-de Haan (Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA))

                            Prof. Dr. Johannes Fähndrich (Police College Baden-Württemberg)

                            Louis Jarvers (P20/Federal Ministry of Interior, External Project Lead)

                            Dr. Lukas Hardi (Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS))

Moderation:     Dr. Gerald Walther

17:00 – 19:00    Get-together

08:30 – 09:00    Pre-conference coffee and tea

09:00 – 09:00    Welcoming

09:00 – 09:20    Opening remarks by Secretary of State Wünsch, Ministry of Economics,

                              Science and Digitalization of Saxony-Anhalt

09:20 – 10:00     Introduction Cyberagentur by Prof. Dr. Katja Andresen

10:00 – 10:30     Break (coffee/tea)

10:30 – 12:00     Breaking News: Cybercrime – How to put knowledge into action?

            50min:     Provocative Thoughts            

                             Carolyn Budd (UK Home Ooffice, GB)

                             Prof. Dr. Michael Levi (Cardiff University, GB)

                             Prof. Dr. Thomas Holt (Michigan State University, USA) 

                             Dr. Patrick Voss-de Haan (Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), GER)    

                             Senior Public Prosecutor Stephan Schäl (Bavarian Central Office for the Prosecution of Cybercrime, GER) 

           40min:     Panel Discussion, Moderation: Dr. Anika Klotzbücher

12:00 – 13:30     Lunch

13:30 – 15:00     Breaking News: Cyberresilient Society – How to put knowledge into action?

           50min:     Provocative Thoughts

                             Prof. Dr. Benoit Dupont (University of Montreal, CAN)

                             Prof. Dr. Thomas-Gabriel Rüdiger (Police College Brandenburg, GER)   

                             Gregory Francis (COPS, Team High Tech Crime, Police, NL) 

                             Prof. Dr. Stefan Sütterlin (University Albstadt-Sigmaringen, GER)   

                             Dr. Tamar Berenblum (ZI, ISR)

                             Joshu Wiebe (Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), GER)                        

            40min:    Panel Discussion, Moderation: Dr. Anika Klotzbücher

15:00 – 15:30     Break (coffee/tea)

15:30 – 15:45     Award Ceremony Young Scholar (best Poster)

15:45 – 18:00     Poster session & Get-together

Key dates & Details:

Abstract information: Provide an abstract of 300 words or fewer. This includes title, abstract, and keywords.

Author information: You will need to enter your contact information, a brief CV of all authors and designate the presenting author. In order to be eligible for the Young Scholar Award you need to provide us with the information about your current professional status (e.g. PhD-student or post-doctoral researcher).

Deadline: 31. July 2023 - Extended until 15. August 2023
Poster session: 13. September 2023
Location: Aula, Löwengebäude of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Language: English
Poster format: A0

Dr. Nicole Selzer

Dr. Nicole Selzer can be contacted for further inquiries and questions.

Call for Posters

Are you a researcher, junior researcher or young professional and conduct research in the fields of cybercrime, cybersecurity or societal resilience against cyberattacks? And would you like to share your findings with a likeminded community? Then the Agentur für Innovation in der Cybersicherheit GmbH - “Innovation for Cybersecurity” cordially invites you to share your knowledge and participate in its first networking event { Cyber : Crime || Security || Society } on Tuesday, September 12, and Wednesday, September 13, 2023 in Halle (Saale) in Saxony Anhalt, Germany.

Background information:

The Call for Posters invites scientists from a broad spectrum of the academic disciplines: from criminology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, law and economics to computer science, peace and conflict studies and political science. Generally, we are open to a wide range of research. The only requirement is a direct link to cybercrime or cybersecurity. Research could focus on future challenges, empirical, methodological or theoretical work, or even scenario or futures work with associated analyses, policy recommendations or identification of future research topics.

Your benefits:
  • Present your research to experts
  • Network with professionals from across the world
  • A chance to win the Young Scholar Award

Selection process

A jury will evaluate the applications and select the winners who will be able to present their work during the Networking Event { Cyber : Crime || Security || Society }. In addition, the Young Scholar Award will be given to the young professional with the most promising research. Eligible for the award are current PhD students or post-doctoral researchers within five years after award of their PhD.

We are very excited to host this event and look forward to your active participation.

Dr. Nicole Selzer,
Research Officer Secure Society

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Pictures in the header: left © Stadt Halle (Saale) and right © Uni Halle/Matthias Ritzmann