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IT-SAD: IT-Security Awareness Days 2022

April 22nd, 2022 | by

From the 2nd to the 19th of May 2022, the IT Security Awareness Days will take place for the third time. During these three weeks, a total of 17 online lectures will be held on the topic of IT security (only conducted in the German language). The lectures will be organised by various universities.

So far, the TU Braunschweig, TU Dresden, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Uni Göttingen/GWDG, Uni Osnabrück, Uni Duisburg-Essen and the Uni Köln are actively involved.

The Schedule

The following lectures are planned as part of the IT Security Awareness Days:

14:00: Information security in homeoffice (Arne Windeler, TU Braunschweig)

10:00: Anatomy of a security incident: from reporting to digital forensics (Pascal Brückner, TU Dresden)

10:00: Beware of the traps! Hackers, thieves, social engineers (Holger Beck, Universität Göttingen/GWDG)
14:00: Protecting privacy on the internet – the “best of” browser extensions (Irmi Blomenkemper, Universität zu Köln)

10:00: APT from the point of view of the attacker (Marius Mertens, Uni Duisburg-Essen)
14:00: The 4×4 of most common IT security myths (Christian Böttger, TU Braunschweig)

10:00: Guided Tours of the GITZ online services (Leonard Jari Zurek, TU Braunschweig)

14:00: The 11 “Golden Rules” of IT Security (Christian Böttger, TU Braunschweig)

10:00: Pitfalls of everyday life (Bernhard Brandel, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

10:00: (Un-) Safe passwords (Christian Böttger, TU Braunschweig)

10:00: Emotet/Trickbot – A case study of threats (Christian Böttger, TU Braunschweig)

14:00: E-Mail-Security / Phishing (Christian Böttger, TU Braunschweig)

10:00: Information Security at home – Tips&Tricks for Home Network Security (Leonard Jari Zurek, TU Braunschweig)

10:00: Messenger – Data privacy and information security (Holger Beck, Universität Göttingen/GWDG)
14:00: Wi-Fi security (Steffen Klemer, GWDG)

10:00: Cyber-Security-Escape-Room / Registration required* (Eric Lanfer, René-Maximilian Malsky, Uni Osnabrück)
14:00: Panel discussion

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, no registration is required for participation. Participants from other universities are also welcome to participate. All lectures will be held in a designated Webex conference room. For more information on the individual lectures and on how to participate, please visit the TU Braunschweig blog.

* Since capacities are limited, registration is required for the “Cyber-Security Escape Room” event on 19 May. To register, please send an informal email with your name to

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