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Security and Cryptography

Brief overview of the research field

The issue of security plays a particularly important role in an increasingly interconnected world. Whether it’s the protection of privacy on mobile phones, the risk of identity theft in online banking or social networks, malicious access to the on-board computer in a car, or defense against coordinated hacking attacks on relevant infrastructure – these problems affect everyone and are ubiquitous. To tackle these and other questions requires a great deal of creativity and an ability to see things from the point of view of the attacker, in order to recognize and address weaknesses.

Since 2014, a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity has been offered in Saarbrücken. With CISPA, a research institute specific to this field was founded. Research in this area is also carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and the Department of Computer Science.

Professors in this field

Prof. Dr. Michael Backes
Scientific Director and Professor, Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA) and Saarland University
Information Security and Cryptography
Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-3259
Assistant: +49 (0)681 302-3249
Prof. Dr. Cas Cremers
Professor, Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Security and Formal Methods
Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1, R. 106
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-70986
Prof. Dr. Peter Druschel
Scientific Director and Professor, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS) and Saarland University
Distributed Systems
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 4
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9303-9100
Prof. Dr. Anja Feldmann
Scientific Director and Professor, Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF) and Saarland University
Internet Architecture
Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 4, R. 518
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9325-3501
Prof. Dr. Krishna Gummadi
Professor, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS) and Saarland University
Networked Systems
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 5, R. 434
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9325-670
Prof. Dr. Christian Rossow
Professor, Saarland University and Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1, R. 307
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-70797
Prof. Dr. Christoph Sorge
Co-opted Professor, Saarland University
Law and Informatics
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1, R. 108
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-5122
Assistant: +49 (0)681 302-5120

Junior faculty in this field

Dr.-Ing. Sven Bugiel
Group Leader, Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
System Security
Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1, R. 309
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-57362
Dr. Mario Fritz
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Scalable Learning and Perception
Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 4
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9325-1204
Dr. Deepak Garg
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Computer Security and Privacy, Formal Logic, Programming Languages
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 5, R. 412
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9303-9201
Dr. Stefan Nürnberger
Group Leader, Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Security and Privacy
Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1, R. 2.01
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-57364
Dr.-Ing. Ben Stock
Group Leader, Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Web Security
Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1, R. 209
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-57377

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Das Projekt Tandem an der Universität des Saarlandes verfolgt das Ziel, die für eine wirtschaftliche oder industrielle Verwertung interessanten Forschungsergebnisse der saarländischen Informatik und der Max-Planck Institute durch einen Inkubationsprozess soweit weiterzuentwickeln, dass entweder Investoren die Produkte kaufen oder lizenzieren, oder neue Unternehmen im Saarland gegründet werden. Begleitende Aktivitäten im Projekt umfassen nationale und internationale Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Maßnahmen zur Förderung des Technologietransfers im Allgemeinen sowie Formate zur Nachwuchsakquise im Bereich der Informatik. Das Projekt Tandem trägt dazu bei, die saarländische Informatik und den Wirtschaftsstandort Saarland zu stärken.