Disclaimer

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

24.10.2017

The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

27. March 2015

Saarland Award for Outstanding University Education for CISPA Seminar

For the proseminar “Hacking”, Prof. Dr. Christoph Sorge, Prof. Dr. Michael Backes, Sven Bugiel, Frederik Möllers, Stefan Nürnberger and Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky were presented on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, with the “Landespreis Hochschullehre”, the State Award for Outstanding University Education in Saarland 2014 by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Prime Minister of the State of Saarland. The award was issued to the team of six for their interdisciplinary proseminar “Hacking” of the summer term 2014.

Left to right: Christoph Sorge, Michael Backes, Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky, Stefan Nürnberger, Sven Bugiel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Frederik Möllers
Left to right: Christoph Sorge, Michael Backes, Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky, Stefan Nürnberger, Sven Bugiel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Frederik Möllers

The proseminar “Hacking” gives undergraduate students an overview about vulnerabilities of IT networks and systems by integrating both the technical and the legal aspects regarding hacking. The students are trained to understand how hackers operate, while learning the legal and ethical dimensions of both illegal and legal hacking activities. A complex technical infrastructure was set up, mirroring real systems and allowing the students to lawfully simulate attacks and having an inside look into the perspective of an attacker, helping them secure systems against those attacks in the future. The seminar will be held annually in the summer term for Bachelor students in Cyber Security or Computer Science at Saarland University.

You can read more here .(German)