innovative security concepts from nbs and security robotics

The development and characterisation of modern, above all forward-looking security concepts are significantly influenced by 2 circumstances. On the one hand, there are security-relevant events and, ideally, specifications derived from them for the implementation of measures, as is currently the case for the KRITIS regulations. Increasing (customer) expectations, in combination with legal requirements, are leading to significantly higher costs in the planning of security scenarios.

On the other hand, we are not only observing rapid technical progress, we are also part of the process ourselves and ensure that key technologies are observed, understood and utilised. Innovations expand the possibilities, areas of application and use cases and allow us to completely rethink security.

And finally, these two – driving – forces are also changing the organisation, transforming management processes, which in turn lead to practicable new guidelines and make new certifications definable.

All of these elements are in a constant state of flux, which is why we need bright minds who are aware of this and can pick up and provide impetus. The Institute for Intelligence and Security Management (I2SM) was founded in July 2023 for precisely this reason and offers space for theoretical thinking and practical implementation. Security Robotics is part of the team, provides impetus for the topics of AI and robotics and is dedicated to the practical implementation of findings.

Intelligence is THE key word in everything, because it sums up what it’s all about:

  • Intelligent security concepts that focus on resilience and sustainability, i.e. making the property/area to be protected resistant to small and large-scale hazards while being scalable and flexible enough to take potential future risks into account
  • Intelligent security management that enables fast reactions and agile behaviour instead of rigid processes.
  • Intelligent sensor technology that enables risks to be recognised early and in real time, collects a large amount of data and makes it available to all participants in the security network.
  • Intelligent security hardware, currently defined by wheeled, walking or flying robots, can carry out typical corporate security tasks independently thanks to their mobility, adaptability and autonomy, i.e. they can also react cleverly to changes on site
  • Intelligent software systems that utilise all the possibilities of current artificial intelligence take data classification, data use and data evaluation to a completely new level, thus generating clear added value with existing security technology (cameras, motion detectors, anti-theft devices, etc.) and all robotics, insofar as these act as a networked, centrally managed system.
  • Intelligence in the analysis of incidents, the interdisciplinary use of data and the resulting training concepts for generating expertise among security experts and decision-makers
  • Intelligence in the above-mentioned aspects makes it possible to continuously analyse, optimise and adapt security processes. This intelligent process analysis is the key to the efficiency and effectiveness of security concepts, as it makes it possible to react flexibly to changing threats and requirements while ensuring that security measures are always up to date. Intelligence processes support the continuous improvement and adaptation of security processes to ensure the best possible security.

The I2SM Institute therefore defines itself as a think tank, a source of ideas, which is not just confined to the purely theoretical level, but also constantly scrutinises the practical relevance and innovative strength of its research priorities. The composition of the core team and the choice of cooperation partners confirms close contact with research institutions, the private sector and public bodies, and the many years of experience of many team members in security-related positions guarantees constant practical relevance.

As a software specialist for artificial intelligence (AI) and an expert in autonomous safety robotics, we are looking forward to the exciting collaboration and close constructive exchange at expert level.

“The frequency and complexity of current crises require improved approaches to security management. The focus here is on the concept of resilience, which combines the ability of organisations to withstand and cope with crises. Resilience also includes improved information and decision management with regard to identifying, analysing and dealing with risks. Based on the Intelligence Cycle, we at I2SM take a holistic view of the information and decision-making process, from the acquisition of new data through new sensors and sensor carriers, new data processing technologies and new evaluation methods through to application-specific use in security management.”

Prof. Dr. André Röhl

Professor of Safety Management at NBS Hamburg


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