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 .

26. June 2017

Prof. Rossow’s “AmpPot” wins competition “Landmark in the Land of Ideas 2017”

Professor Christian Rossow, who has just been awarded the title “Innovator under 35”, and his team at CISPA have received the award “Landmark in the Land of Ideas 17” for their project “AmpPot”, a warning system against massive attacks on the internet. Johannes Krupp, PhD student at CISPA, attended the official award ceremony in Berlin on 26 June 2017.

Foto: Johannes Krupp (left) and Prof. Christian Rossow (right). (Source: CISPA)

The Initiative „Germany – land of ideas“ was founded by the German Federal Government and the Federation of German Industries (BDI) in 2005, and aims to improve Germany’s image as a powerful innovator and a creative force. The competition „Landmarks in the land of ideas“ is part of this initiative. In 2017, its theme is “Open your mind and unfold new ideas”.