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 .

22. September 2015

CISPA Students receive Award in Legal Informatics

CISPA students Jens Heyens, Kai Greshake and Eric Petryka will be awarded with the “Dieter-Meurer-Förderpreis Rechtsinformatik”.

This award is offered by the German Data Processing Court Day and the juris GmbH.

The cybersecurity students at Saarland University discovered security gaps in nearly 40,000 databases. They published a documentation of their findings as a part of their work at CISPA and informed the competent authorities regarding IT security incidents.

The documentation can be found here.

For more information about the “Dieter-Meurer-Förderpreis Rechtsinformatik”, please continue here. (German)