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 .

29. July 2015

Christian Rossow appointed “Visiting Associate Professor” at Yokohama National University

CISPA Faculty and Junior Research Group Leader Christian Rossow was honored as a “Visiting Associate Professor” by the Yokohama National University in Yokohama, Japan, on July 1st.

Christian Rossow will work with Prof. Katsunari Yoshioka and his group in the area of malware analysis. A first publication from this collaboration was accepted at the USENIX WOOT Workshop in Washington, DC. The paper “IoTPOT: Analysing the Rise of IoT Compromises” introduces a sandbox solution for malware on IoT devices and shows security flaws in current IoT development.

Katsunari Yoshioka and Christian Rossow
Katsunari Yoshioka and Christian Rossow