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OSADL Special Events

OSADL Special Events

Innovation Workshop: "Today's security challenges of embedded systems and solutions"

Thursday, June 27, 2019
TP ConferenceCenter, Technologiepark Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld 582, 2nd floor
69120 Heidelberg/Germany
10:00 - 17:00

Agenda - Registration - Accommodation -  Presentations (member or participant login required)

Workshop organization

The workshop is organized in close collaboration between CERT@VDE  and OSADL. 

Scope of the workshop

In the good old days when embedded systems were used to control stand-alone machines and did not require any connectivity to the outside world, security did not play a role at all. When controlling and evaluating embedded systems at a higher level it became necessary to connect them to each other and to supervisor systems - but still in the closed environment of an installation. About ten to fifteen years ago there was a clear tendency to connect embedded systems also outside the protected environment of an installation, and even within an installation, systems were no longer protected since malware was increasingly imported even in such close environments. This was the time when security would have to be taken into consideration but - nevertheless understandable - engineers only took a more serious approach to security when the first intrusion attacks and denial of services successfully attacked their own installations.

In contrast to other technologies that had time to be continuously developed security became virtually overnight an important issue to take care of. Because of this suddenly emerging requirement there was little time to teach and train engineers and to create appropriate company structures to take care of all aspects of computer security. This innovation workshop that is organized jointly by CERT@VDE and OSADL takes on this challenge and presents an agenda that covers many important aspects of equipping today's embedded systems with protective software not only during runtime of the systems but also during development.

Recommended audience of the workshop are software developers, system integrators, security officers, field application engineers, or, in other words, everyone who is responsible or maybe confronted with security issues of embedded systems.

Workshop participation fee

Workshop participation fee:

  • Employees of regular OSADL members, associate OSADL members and academic OSADL members: free access (please select the check box "OSADL" when registering)
  • Employees of CERT@VDE members: free access (please select the check box "CERT@VDE" when registering)
  • Regular workshop fee for non-members: EUR 500 (please select the check box "None" when registering). An invoice will be sent to the given address shortly after the registration. 

All given prices are net prices per person exclusive VAT.


For registration please use the registration form available here: Registration. For better planning, please register before June 24, 2019.

Privacy policy

When you register for participation at the event you agree that the personal data you enter in the registration form will be processed at OSADL (see OSADL privacy policy) and at VDE (see VDE privacy policy) as necessary.

You may revoke this agreement at any time by email, mail or phone using the communication data provided at the OSADL imprint page and at the VDE imprint page but this will also cancel your registration.


Innovation Workshop: "Today's security challenges of embedded systems and solutions"

09:30 – 10:00 Get together

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and presentation of participants, CERT@VDE and OSADL

10:15 – 10:45 Introduction of security measures against intrusion and denial of service, Dr. Carsten Emde, OSADL

10:45 – 11:15 Everyday's security practice and presentation of cases, Christian Link, CERT@VDE

11:15 – 11:45 How to make a secure update mechanism and show off with it, Tim Hemel,

11:45 - 12:15 Code scanning for vulnerabilities and static code analysis for dangerous code constructs, Boris Cipot, Synopsys Software Integrity Group

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break

13:15 – 13:45 Black-box security testing for industrial control systems, Anne Borcherding, M.Sc., Fraunhofer IOSB

13:45 – 14:15 German IT Security Law 2.0 - New challenges for stakeholders and compnaies, Dr. Dennis-Kenji Kipker, Legal Advisor, CERT@VDE & Cybersecurity

14:15 – 14:45 Secure field update systems, Enrico Jörns, Pengutronix

14:45 – 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 16:15 Practical demo of different field update processes, Dr. Carsten Emde, OSADL

16:15 – 16:45 Secure IT base for industrial control systems, Markus Hölscher, HENSOLDT Cyber GmbH

16:45 – 17:00 Discussion, recap, All

Download the agenda as PDF file

The presentations of the workshop will be available here after the workshop (member or participant login required).

Workshop language

The workshop language is English. The presentation material will be in English, too.


For accommodation, please find a list with some hotels quite close to the workshop location here:

Auerstein Hotel (approx. 1,5 km)
Dossenheimer Landstraße 82, 69121 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221/64 99 700, Email:,

IBIS Hotel Hauptbahnhof (approx. 2 km)
Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 9130, Email:,

Hotel NH Heidelberg (ca. 2,5 km)
Bergheimer Str. 91, 69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 13270

Star Inn Hotel & Suites Premium Heidelberg, by Quality (approx. 3 km)
Speyerer Straße 9/ Gottlieb- Daimler- Straße, 69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 36 00 0, Email:,

Hotels located in Heidelberg old-town:

Hotel Weisser Bock (ca. 3,6 km)
Große Mantelgasse 24, 69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 90000, Email:

Hotel Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg (ca. 4 km)
Leyergasse 6, 69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 502980, Email:

How to get to the TP ConferenceCenter in Heidelberg?

The Security Innovation Workshop will take place at the TP ConferenceCenter im Technologiepark Heidelberg (TP ConferenceCenter at Heidelberg Technology Park), Im Neuenheimer Feld 582 in 69120 Heidelberg/Germany.

By car:
A map to calculate directions to the TP ConferenceCenter im Technologiepark Heidelberg is available here. A limited number of parking spaces is available and will be reserved for workshop participants.

Public transportation:
The TP ConferenceCenter im Technologiepark Heidelberg is located about 2.5 kilometers away from Heidelberg main railway station. From there, the electric tram line RNV 24 direction „Handschuhsheim” takes about seven minutes (Please note that due to a major contruction site at Heidelberg main railway station, the tram departure station has been moved to stop "Hauptbahnhof West"). Please leave the tram at stop „Technologiepark”. The ConferenceCenter can be reached from there in a short walk. How to get to TP ConferenceCenter by public transportation. 


Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have further questions:
Andrea Ruf
Phone.: +49 6221 98504 13