CISPA is headed by the Directorate and the CISPA Board. The members of the Board are the director, vice-director, and the spokespersons, who coordinate the five research areas of CISPA and the work of the 32 CISPA faculty.
- RA 1: Security & Privacy assessment and protection
- RA 2: Trustworthy information processing
- RA 3: Resilient embedded systems
- RA 4: Security of mobile and ubiquitous computing
- RA 5: Survivable systems and outsourced services
Administrative Manager Sebastian Gerling manages the daily business of the center, supported by the administrative back office.