CISPA – Helmholtz Center for Information Security

The Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA) is a German national Big Science Institution within the Helmholtz Association. Its research agenda comprises all aspects of Information Security.

With its ongoing growth, CISPA will have the critical mass of researchers (500+) to provide a comprehensive, holistic treatment of the pressing grand cybersecurity and privacy research challenges that our society faces in the age of digitalization. CISPA seeks to play a prominent international role on research, transfer, and innovation by combining cutting-edge, often disruptive foundational research with innovative application-oriented research, corresponding technology transfer, and societal outreach. Thematically, it strives to cover the full spectrum from theory to empirical research. It is deeply grounded in computer science and works interdisciplinarily with researchers in adjacent fields such as medicine, law, and the social sciences.


Security Convention at CISPA

During this year’s CISPA Young Researcher Security Convention (April 1-5, 2019), short SeCon 2019, 24 international students are visiting Saarbruecken to learn more about three hot topics in IT Security and work closely with CISPA researchers. The first day will be dedicated to Introductions and Networking. In the afternoon, Dr. Stefan Nürnberger, Faculty at CISPA, will kick off his workshop on Car Hacking, to be continued on Tuesday. During the following days, participants will have plenty of time to discuss, exchange, and discover more about two other hot topics: Security Guarantees and Attacks and Defenses for Machine Learning Models. For more information on SeCon, visit cispa.saarland/secon or follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/cispa

CISPA Incubator Advisory Board Meeting

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CISPA kooperiert mit ZF-Konzern

Das CISPA — Helmholtz-Zentrum für Informationssicherheit hat heute mit dem ZF-Konzern eine strate...

Our Research

Cybersecurity is a young and fast-evolving area. As a Helmholtz Center for Information Security, CISPA is dedicated to cutting-edge foundational research combined with innovative application-oriented research in the areas of cybersecurity and privacy. We are committed to the highest international academic standards and offer a world-class research environment that grants extensive resources to a wide range of researchers and that constitutes an attractive destination for the best talents and scientists from all countries.

Join our Team

The recruitment of highly talented students and researchers in cybersecurity and privacy is key to CISPA’s development and growth strategy.

Administrative Staff

See our current vacancies in Administration, Scientific Strategy and Support.

Stuhlsatzenhaus 5
Saarbrücken, Germany

Location and Network

CISPA is situated in close vicinity to other well-renowned institutes such as the Max Planck Institutes for Informatics and for Software Systems, the German Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), etc. With its interdisciplinary focus, CISPA is keen on establishing and maintaining close collaborations with other excellent research institutes in the area of computer science by establishing joint research agendas and combining their strengths.