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TeleTrusT gives out Innovation Award at ISSE 2009

IT Security conference in The Hague a sounding success

Logo TeleTrusT Innovation Award

At the 'ISSE 2009' in Den Haag (NL) German IT security association TeleTrusT awarded the "TeleTrusT Innovation Award" to IT security solutions chosen from a large number of submissions from companies and institutions across Europe. Prof. Dr. Norbert Pohlmann, TeleTrusT Chairman of the Board and Dr. Holger Muehlbauer, TeleTrusT Managing Director, presented the winners:

  • CECA (Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros/Spanish Savings Banks Confederation) claimed first prize with their project "Digitalized signature for financial sector branches". The award was received by Mr. José Luis Martín Velayos, Deputy CEO of Caja de Avila, and Mr. Santiago Uriel Arias, Cooperation CIO of CECA. (
  • The second winner was Sirrix AG, Germany, for the solution "Trusted VPN System". (
  • Two companies tied for third place: Bundesdruckerei, Germany, for their 'Modern Identity Management – Car Registration Scenario' and ObjectSecurity Ltd., United Kingdom, for their application security tool 'Open PMF 2.0'. (;

At the 'ISSE 2009', one of the largest independent IT security conferences in Europe, more than 350 participants discussed current IT security topics. European and non-European academic and business experts presented IT security scenarios, study results and approaches. Topics covered ranged from Identity Management, Data Protection and Social Engineering to Large Scale Public Applications and aspects such as Cloud Computing and Data Loss Prevention.

ISSE is jointly organized by eema, the European Association for e-Identity and Security, and TeleTrusT Germany. Patron of the conference is ENISA (European Network & Information Security Agency). The Municipality of The Hague acted as host for 2009. Next year's ISSE will take place in Berlin, Germany.

Images of the winning application