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 .

20. March 2015

NDR Logo: App Security despite Google and espionage

NDR Logo broadcasted a feature on App security, talking to CISPA researchers Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky and Fabian Bendun.

An average of 27 apps is installed on every smartphone. More than half of all apps are considered problematic because they are gateways for malware and scams.

CISPA researcher Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky explains how his app Sandbox allows users to put apps into quarantine while still using them. CISPA researcher Fabian Bendun, on the other hand, explains how malicious apps can be identified.

You can listen to the feature here (in German)