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 .

13. December 2017

CISPA – Helmholtz Center i.G. is officially founded!

On December 13, 2017, the official founding document was signed by Franziska Broer, Managing Director of the Helmholtz Association, Wolf-Dieter Lukas, German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Minister President of Saarland, and Michael Backes (Founding Director of the CISPA – Helmholtz Center i.G.). This is the first big step towards the Helmholtz Center for Information Security at Saarbruecken. We are looking forward to the chances and challenges that lie ahead. For more information please refer to the press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland

Foto (CISPA): from left to right: Franziska Broer, Wolf-Dieter Lukas, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Michael Backes signing the founding contract.