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 .

17. November 2014

CISPA researchers publish Web series on IT security

dr_security_dreh Stefan Nürnberger’s and Gordon Bolduan’s proposal of a Web-TV series on IT security topics named “Dr. Security” got funded with 10,000 EUR in the research transfer competition “Wissenschaft im Dialog 2014”. The Web-TV series aims at a broad audiance, raising awareness for our IT security and privacy research. The series has an edutainment format and will consist of three episodes – ten minutes each. The first episode addresses the security and privacy risks of vehicle telematics and is already available online. The second and third episode are currently in post production; they will address the topics botnets and bad USB, including a cameo appearance of Steve “Woz” Wozniak, who generously supported the project.

The series is in German. To learn more and watch the first episode, please visit the Dr. Security Website .