Michael Kasper

Michael Kasper

Discipline:
Technovate
Courses:
Education:
Informatik, MS in Computer Science, University Darmstadt, Germany
BS in Computer Science , University of Applied Science Mannheim, Germany

Biography:

Mr. Kasper is passionate about the impact of digital transformation in the field of trustworthy and secure systems. His interest and activities are focused on resilience, transportation, autonomous systems, and cyber-physical “intelligent things” of all sorts. Mr. Kasper has more than 17-year professional experience in cyber security, cryptographic engineering, and computer science.   His research addresses in particular Quantum technologies, secure and trustworthy for AI and investigation of new opportunities in emerging technologies. With his expertise, he supports governmental, academic and industrial initiatives on an operational and strategical level.  

Mr. Kasper is Department Director “Cyber- and Information Security” at Fraunhofer Singapore and works on R&D of novel security solutions and its translation from fundamental research into new innovation and applications.  Fraunhofer is Europe's largest application-oriented research organization. At Fraunhofer’s branch in Singapore, he is leading an interdisciplinary team with a strong focus on current and upcoming challenges of security, trust and privacy in emerging technologies. He is also involved in several start-up and entrepreneurial activities in the intersection of digital transformation and deep tech with an impact on society.

Previously, Mr. Kasper co-headed the department Cyber Physical Systems Security at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) and headed the Hardware Security Lab, responsible for security testing and evaluation of cross-industry prototypes. He is affiliated with the German National Research Center for Security and Privacy ATHENE, where he was responsible for the cross-institutional management of the research area “Secure Things” in the centers institution’s predecessor CASED.

Mr. Kasper has more than 17-year professional experience in cyber security, cryptographic engineering, and computer science. He was born in Germany and came to Singapore with his family nearly five years ago.

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