Lamarr Security Research

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"All creative people want to do the unexpected." – Hedy Lamarr

SGS and Graz University of Technology announced on November 17, 2020, the opening of the next stage in their ground-breaking collaboration – Lamarr Security Research.

Situated in the center of Graz, and at the heart of Cyber Security Campus Graz, Lamarr Security Research is the new hotspot for cybersecurity research. With a primary focus on the issues surrounding security and privacy, data breaches, and incomplete security solutions, which annually enable cybercriminals to cause billions of Euros of financial damage, Lamarr Security Research represents the beginning of a new era in cybersecurity research.

The staff at Lamarr Security Research share a collective vision to completely rethink the way solutions are constructed. Their goal is to use their high-quality research into security and privacy technologies to help create the foundations for the next generation of systems.

Hedy Lamarr

Named after the Austrian-born Hollywood actress, Hedy Lamarr1, the ethos of Lamarr Security Research embraces her creativity, unique talent and innate curiosity about novel technologies. Lamarr was one of the pioneers in the invention of secure systems with her patented frequency hopping system, which is still used today in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. In Lamarr’s own words: “All creative people want to do the unexpected.”

Following the spirit of Hedy Lamarr, SGS and Graz University of Technology aim to bring huge value to society and ultimately make the world a safer place. Therefore, the partners have agreed to make all their results available to everyone, with no direct financial profit resulting from their research.

Lamarr Security Research is looking for like-minded companies and corporations to act as sponsors in this mission to create a safer world. The vision is to encourage collaborative partnerships that forge better solutions, which governments, corporations, and consumers around the world will welcome and utilize. Benefits will include early access to research results and high-end cybersecurity testing possibilities.

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1 Hedy Lamarr, Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images, used with Permission from the Estate of Hedy Lamarr, www.CMGworldwide.com

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