CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

Congress Center Saar

1st IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy

The Symposium will be held on March 21-24, 2016 at the Congress Center Saar, Saarbrücken, GERMANY.


Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. Following this story of success, IEEE now initiates the first European Symposium on Security and Privacy. IEEE EuroSP will from now on be organized every year and it will be hosted anually in a European city.

Keynote by Adi Shamir

The keynote will be held by Adi Shamir on Tuesday, March 22.
In this talk Adi Shamir will consider the security aspects of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which bridge the physical and virtual worlds, and propose a new taxonomy of attacks which classifies them into four broad categories. The most interesting category (called functionality extension attacks) uses the designed functionality of the IoT device to achieve a totally different effect. He will describe several new attacks of this type, and conclude with some predictions about future trends in this rapidly evolving field.

Further Information

Website of the 1st IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy