Helmut Leopold in an interview with the initiative "Trust in Cloud" about advanced approaches and solutions for secure cloud computing.
Helmut Leopold, Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security, AIT (Image: AIT / Michael Mürling)
Trust In Cloud - Best Practice Examples
In the impulse series “Trailblazer Stories”, well-known personalities share their cloud considerations and solutions. They thereby provide models for approaching the cloud. "Trust in Cloud" in dialogue with Helmut Leopold, Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology.
Please describe your area of responsibility
I am responsible for developing next-generation technologies for tomorrow’s cloud services on a global scale. Our main focus is to develop solutions that increase cybersecurity and data privacy for data in the cloud.
In what ways do you deal with cloud computing in your occupation?
We have a research focus on next-generation encryption technology in general and on cloud services in particular. We have developed smart encryption solutions that maximize data privacy in the cloud and ensure that users maintain control over the use of their data.
Why do you think that cloud computing can or will play an important role for your company?
The increased complexity of our digital and globally interconnected systems requires concepts and tools that reduce the complexity of and demands on infrastructure operations on the user side. The virtualization of infrastructure services and cloud solutions is the primary driving force enabling innovation processes and reducing input requirements from service operators and users.