it-sa Expo&Congress | Review 2023

it-sa Expo&Congress 2023 sets new records

Review in pictures & figures

From October 10 to 12, 2023, it-sa Expo&Congress was the "Home of IT Security" for 19,449 trade visitors from 55 countries and 795 exhibitors from 30 countries. – A new exhibitor record and 30 percent more trade visitors than in the previous year impressively underline the importance of it-sa Expo&Congress. 
In around 370 forum presentations and the accompanying Congress@it-sa, everything revolved around current trends in IT security as well as knowledge transfer and networking. 

Highlights of the supporting program included the special keynote address "Hacking the Hackers" by crime and intelligence analyst Mark T. Hofmann and the presentation of the ATHENE Startup Award UP23@it-sa to Quantum Optics Jena.

For more information, please also read the closing report for it-sa 2023.

Frank Venjakob
“it-sa Expo&Congress has set new best records. More exhibitors and more space than ever, in three booked-up halls – all of that once again highlighted it-sa Expo&Congress’s importance for the IT security industry. It’s also the place for IT security officers to go when they want to talk over cybersecurity issues – that’s clear from 30 percent more visitors than for the last edition, and the high level of international participation.”
Frank Venjakob, NürnbergMesse’s Executive Director for it-sa
it-sa Expo&Congress  | Special Keynote

Highlights in the 2023 forum programme

  • Around 370 forum contributions in five open forums were real crowd-pullers again this year.
  • In addition to the German-language forums, the English-language International Forum offered additional expertise and was streamed live on the it-sa 365 online platform.   
  • The special keynote "Hacking the Hackers" was held by criminal and intelligence analyst Mark T. Hofmann. In it, he addressed the psychology of the perpetrators and showed how knowledge about cyber criminals can be used to strengthen one's own "human firewall".
  • Quantum Optics Jena was the winner of the ATHENE Startup Award UP23@it-sa in 2023 and won the pitch with its solution for quantum key distribution (QKD).

For registered users of it-sa 365, all presentations are also available on demand.

Presentation of the year-round offer of the dialogue platform it-sa 365

Successful digital offerings in 2023

it-sa 365 connects the IT security community 365 days a year.

While it-sa Expo&Congress marks the highlight of the industry year, it-sa 365 in 2023 offered numerous recurring information offerings such as the IT Security Talks in March and May, the it-sa Preview Day before the trade fair, and it-sa@home, the hybrid Expo channel.

The number of registered users is rising continuously and in November 2023 was over 13,600.

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Impressions of it-sa Expo&Congress 2023