One Shared Vision
An Open Research Environment for Security and Privacy
Lamarr Security Research is a non-profit research center founded by SGS and Graz University of Technology. Our research of the center aims at creating trustworthy technological foundations for systems and products. With Lamarr Security Research a new research environment is created that is open for partners and committed to joining forces in open security and privacy research.
The non-profit center is the new centerpiece of the international Cybersecurity Campus Graz, introduced by SGS and TU Graz in 2019. It is an independent and open center where all stakeholders agreed in making research results available to all and by this bringing high value to society.
Cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges for our information society. Given the large number of attacks on current devices, networks and systems, there is urgent need to fundamentally rethink the way systems are built, composed and analyzed. It is necessary to perform open research on novel technologies to enable trust and to create a world where data security and privacy are a matter of course.
Operated by two partners with a shared Vision
Both founders focus to bring high value to society by making research results available for all without IP protection. SGS is in charge of the business management including all administrative tasks, contributes with knowledge from verification and testing side, and offers to partner sponsors special discount on cybersecurity testing services. Graz University of Technology is in charge of recruiting best-in-class researchers and coordinating the scientific operations with scientific excellence and impact as main goals of the research program in order achieve the vision.
Graz University of Technology
Cybersecurity has been a research focus at TU Graz in Austria already for more than 30 years. Among the sparkling research highlights are the processor vulnerabilities “Meltdown” and “Spectre”, or international achievements in cryptography and cryptographic engineering.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.
Hedy Lamarr, the creative mind that shaped our world
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress, inventor, and film producer.
Besides her acclaimed and occasionally controversial roles in over 30 films, she was known for her contribution to various spread-spectrum techniques, which were later incorporated into Bluetooth technology and are similar to methods used in early versions of Wi-Fi. Together with George Antheil, she worked on several innovations which then found their way into patents and build the basis of many modern technologies.
Hedy was a creative thinker who actively engaged in the anti-war movement against the Nazi-regime, founded initiatives to support Austrian artists, and actively helped to rebuild the cultural life after the war. She was always interested in new things, combined an exceptional talent and mentality, and stood up for women by encouraging everyone to follow their dreams and try unconventional paths.
Many of the values she stood for are still highly relevant to society and also reflect the mentality we want to nourish in our Lamarr Security Research.
Like Hedy, we believe in equal rights, curiosity, a bright future, and an open-minded society.
Hedy Lamarr used with Permission from the Estate of Hedy Lamarr % www.CMGworldwide.com
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