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 .

15. May 2017

Michael Backes invited to TV show “Saartalk”

On 11 May, CISPA Director Prof. Michael Backes was invited to “Saartalk”. In a discussion with State Secretary Dr. Anke Morsch (Ministry of Justice of Saarland) and the hosts of the show, Norbert Klein and Peter Stefan Herbst, they talked about
digitalization, protection against cyber attacks, and data protection. The whole show (44 minutes) is available in “SR Mediathek” (in German).