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Kai RANNENBERG registered to attend the Onlife Manifesto: Being human in a hyperconnected era Event

Goethe University Frankfurt
Mobile Business & Multilateral Security
Professor, Head of Department

Prof Dr. Kai Rannenberg ( holds the Deutsche Telekom Chair for Mobile Business and Multilateral Security at Goethe University Frankfurt since September 2002. Before he was with the System Security Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK focussing on „Personal Security Devices and Privacy Technologies“, e.g. within the CamWebSIM project.

1993-1999 Kai worked at Freiburg University and coordinated the interdisciplinary “Kolleg Security in Communication Technology”, sponsored by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation that worked on Multilateral Security, especially protection for users and subscribers. After a diploma in Informatics at TU Berlin he focused his PhD dissertation at Freiburg University on IT Security Evaluation Criteria and their potential and limits regarding the protection of users and subscribers.

Since 1991 Kai is active in the international (ISO/IEC) standardization of IT Security and Criteria (JTC 1/SC 27/WG 3 “Security evaluation criteria”). Since March 2007 he is serving as Convenor of the SC 27 Working Group 5 on “Identity management and privacy technologies” after having led the SC 27 Study Periods on Privacy and Identity Management.

Since May 2007 Kai is the Chair of the IFIP TC 11 meanwhile named “Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems”, after having been its Vice-Chair since 2001. Kai served as programme committee co-chair, organizer and referee for multiple conferences, e.g. IFIP Sec, Informatik 2003 and VIS (German GI conference on dependable systems).

Kai's group is the coordinator of the Integrative Project Attribute-based Credentials for Trust (ABC4Trust) and is participating in the Integrative Project TREsPASS. after having coordinated the NoE FIDIS and the STREP PICOS and having participated in projects like PRIME, PrimeLife, and GINI-SA.

Kai Rannenberg is active in the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS), where he is chairing the Legal & Security Issues Special Interest Network (CEPIS LSI) since 2003. In July 2004 Kai was appointed as the academic expert in network and information security within the management board of the European Network and Information Security Agency, ENISA.

Kai's awards include the Alcatel SEL Foundation Dissertation Award and the Friedrich-August-von-Hayek-Preis of Freiburg University and Deutsche Bank as well as the IFIP Silver Core.

Kai's current research interests include

- Mobile applications and Multilateral Security in e.g. M-Business, M-Commerce, M-Banking, and Location Based Services;

- Privacy and identity management, communication infrastructures and devices, such as personal security assistants and services;

- IT security evaluation and certification.

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