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 .

21. November 2014

Humboldt Research Award winner Jonathan Katz plans research stay at CISPA

We congratulate Jonathan Katz from the University of Maryland and Director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center on his Humboldt Research Award! We feel honored that Katz chose CISPA as the partner for his Humboldt-funded long-term research project and his research stay in Germany. We are looking forward to welcoming him in Saarbrücken.

The Humboldt Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. Academics from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated for a Humboldt Research Award. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.