it-sa 2021 | HIT HACKERS HARD


Join us from 12 - 14 October 2021 for the industry highlight it-sa in Nuremberg! 

it-sa, Europe's largest trade fair for IT security
and one of the most important platforms for solutions in the areas of cloud management, mobile & cybersecurity as well as data and network security worldwide - is THE annual meeting place for
C-level experts, IT security officers from industry, the service sector and administration, as well as developers and providers of products and services relating to IT security and cybersecurity.  

From hardware and software to consulting and services, it-sa offers you the complete range of IT security solutions. Look forward to it-sa 2021 in Nuremberg with us and take advantage of the direct exchange with experts from the industry. - Expand your business network in the IT security community here and also take part in lectures and discussion rounds as well as expert talks on the subject of IT security! 

* If you are not allowed to accept a free ticket for reasons of compliance, you can buy a ticket from our ticket shop.
The theme of it-sa 2021 is:


Hacker attacks are becoming an ever greater threat to companies. More than half of all companies in Germany have been victims of digital industrial espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past two years, according to the digital association Bitkom. 

At it-sa, you can learn how to build a suitable security strategy for your company and find the right solutions for your individual IT security problems. Here you can talk directly to the experts, compare products and solutions and get answers to your specific challenges.

IT security is not least a question of trust. - This is what it-sa stands for!

Alone in the fight against cybercrime? - Not at all!

it-sa 2021 - Protect your company from cyber attacks!

Protect your company from cyber attacks!

More than half of all companies in Germany have been victims of digital industrial espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past two years. Don’t offer hackers an easy target and protect your company from cyber attacks.

it-sa 2021 - Get support from IT security experts at it-sa!

Get support from IT security experts!

Hacker attacks have a devastating impact on companies and cause losses in the billions. But you are not alone in the fight against cybercrime. At it-sa you can get the support you need fom IT security experts!

it-sa 2021 – Red alert: Increased threat situation due to cyberattacks worldwide!

Red alert: Increased threat situation due to cyberattacks worldwide!

Red alert: The recent attacks on software firm Kaseya, the Irish healthcare system and the Technical University of Berlin are evidence of the current elevated threat level from cyber-attacks worldwide. The it-sa trade fair is therefore once again an unmissable event for anyone responsible for IT security. IT security experts will help you to identify and resolve potential vulnerabilities.


it-sa 2021 | Armed against cyber attacks

Well protected against cyber attacs? 

it-sa 2021 not only offers you a wide range of IT security products and solutions, but also the opportunity to network with your competitors, share knowledge and learn.
Join forces to protect against cyberattacks, data leakage and loss of reputation - and strengthen your cyber resilience!
Take your chance: Get support from IT security experts for the fight against cybercrime and increase the level of protection for your company! 

All information at a glance and a complete overview of the participating exhibitors can be found in the Exhibition Guide of it-sa 2021.


Plan your visit and learn everything you need to know about the it-sa 2021!

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it-sa Expo & Congress


As Europe's leading trade fair for IT security, it-sa Expo & Congress is the trade fair home for everyone who is professionally dedicated to the topic of IT security.  

Plan your visit to the trade fair from 12 to 14 October now and find out everything you need to know about it-sa 2021! Secure your cheap train ticket, research the current exhibitor list and have you already thought about booking a hotel? 

We look forward to welcoming you in Nuremberg!

We have summarised everything worth knowing about it-sa 2021 for you here. 

it-sa 2021 | Supporting Programme

Supporting programme

Forum lectures | Special keynote | Congress@it-sa | Special shows

During it-sa 2021, you can expect a unique range of information in our lecture forums and the Congress@it-sa. 

The spectrum ranges from expert lectures on current security topics from the fields of technology and management, product-independent contributions in the topic series "it-sa insights" to an accompanying congress programme.

The International Forum B in Hall 7A is also available as a live stream.
The lectures in Knowledge Forums A, C and D will take place on site in Halls 7A and 7

current statements on the topic of cybercrime and defence

Bitkom, the honorary sponsor of it-sa, and the Premium Partner TeleTrusT

Sebastian Artz, Bitkom e.V.

Conditionally ready for defence

Hacking and cybercrime in 2021

Sebastian Artz, Head of Cyber & Information Security, Bitkom e.V.

A key US oil pipeline, the Irish healthcare system, and the world's largest meat producer have something in common. They have all recently fallen victim to cyber attacks and are thus just the tip of an iceberg in a series of attacks that have been attracting media attention for months. Experts and industry professionals have been worried about this problem for decades and continuously issued warnings, and its effects are now being felt throughout society with tremendous force, and with security policy consequences. Hacking in 2021 poses a significant threat to supply security and keeping the citizenry safe. 

What’s true for all technological progress is also true for hacking: Technology is not good or bad but always only a means to an end. And hacking does not necessarily have to be a criminal act. Basically, hackers are people who use their expertise to overcome obstacles in innovative ways. (...)

Tobias Glemser, TeleTrusT

2021 - The threat wheel keeps turning

Cyber attacks and vulnerabilities 

Tobias Glemser, Expert of the German IT Security Association TeleTrusT

The threat from hackers is always changing in the same direction: it is demonstrably increasing significantly every year. More and more organisations suffer cyber attacks. Entire companies cannot be reached for days or even weeks. Ransoms, e.g. to recover company data, are paid in the millions. The hackers don't care who gets hit, from large corporations and medium-sized companies to SMEs and critical infrastructures, such as hospitals and power plants.

Nevertheless, when new vulnerabilities arise, the organisations often do nothing. The "Hafnium" vulnerability at the beginning of 2021 was not immediately resolved in all organisations, as it should have been. Random checks of local companies with between 50 and 5,000 employees less than a week after the vulnerability was made public showed that over 50% of the companies had not yet applied the patch. Despite reports on all channels, including the daily news. (...)


Long-standing it-sa exhibitors have their say:

it-sa 2021 | secunet

Patrick Franitza

Deputy Head of Marketing, secunet Security Networks AG

"For many years, it-sa has been a firm component in secunet's calendar of events. 
As an exhibitor from the very beginning, the trade fair has proven its value to us as a place to meet visitors, customers and partners. That's why it-sa is once again a must for secunet this year and we are even more pleased that it will once again take place in the halls of the Nürnberg Messe.   
See you at it-sa 2021 in Nuremberg!"

it-sa 2021 | Austrian pavilion


Project Manager Technology, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

"it-sa is not only Europe's largest trade fair for IT security but also one of the most important industry and expert meetings worldwide. This also applies to Austrian cybersecurity solution providers. The exhibition and the visit are fixed points in the annual programme and personal contact is seldom more important than in this rapidly developing, sensitive area. We and our companies are looking forward to meeting customers and partners in person again and cordially invite you to drop by our Austrian group stand".

Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

it-sa 2021 secusmart


Director Marketing, Secusmart GmbH

"We are incredibly pleased that it-sa is taking place as a live event again this year. We believe that personal exchange creates trust.
Trust is of great importance, especially in IT security. For this, it-sa provides the perfect platform."


it-sa 2021 | qSkills

Birgit Jacobs

Member of the Executive Board, qSkills GmbH & Co. KG

"IT security is a matter of trust. 
Only highly qualified employees can sustainably protect our infrastructures from cyber attacks. Personal exchange with partners is extremely important and creates trust. it-sa offers the ideal setting for this. Therefore, I cordially invite you to visit us. 
I look forward to seeing you!"


it-sa 2021 | Kaspersky

Christian Milde

General Manager DACH, Kaspersky Labs GmbH 

"Cyber threats and attacks are omnipresent and are unfortunately often only detected late. With us at it-sa, companies will learn how to sustainably secure their networks with EDR and MDR services.

We look forward to your visit."


it-sa 2021| itWatch

Ramon Mörl

Managing Director, itWatch GmbH

"itWatch has been part of it-sa since the beginning. The need to defend against cyber attacks is more topical than ever.
At the itWatch stand 108 (Hall 7A): itWatch detects and reacts to any embedded code and CodePurITy ensures that only requested applications are executed without danger. This means cyber criminals no longer have a chance on your computers."


it-sa 2021 | TeleTrusT


Managing Director, TeleTrusT - German IT Security Association


"The German IT Security Association (TeleTrusT) is looking forward to it-sa 2021 as a well-established format for face-to-face meetings with everyone who is significant in IT security. For us, it-sa as a leading trade fair is the ideal setting for expert discussions, exchange of experience and networking, because meeting is the basis for trust and trust is the central currency in IT security.

TeleTrusT has been a partner of it-sa since the beginning and is very happy to stay at NürnbergMesse's side as a supporter."


it-sa 2021 | Cirosec

Daniela Strobel

Head of Marketing, cirosec GmbH

"We have been exhibitors at it-sa for many years now. It is an important industry meeting place to exchange ideas with customers, partners, market companions and also future employees.
Especially in IT security, personal exchange in a trusting atmosphere is essential to find solutions for current problems and to tackle new challenges in the IT security sector together.
With competent experts on the stand, those responsible for IT security can be sure that they will receive individual and targeted support at the trade fair.“

Further information about the fair

Personal networking? A sure thing!

Measures to protect our exhibition participants

FAQ for visitors

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