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

Saarbrücker Zeitung: Abgaswert-Manipulation war nicht überraschend

CISPA and DFKI researcher Stefan Nürnberger is interviewed by the Saarbrücker Zeitung on the
software manipulations used by VW to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions while a car is undergoing official tests.

He explains how the used software called “defeat device” works and why current official tests in Europe and Germany are not sufficiently secured against manipulations.

The Article was published in the print version of Saarbrücker Zeitung on September 22nd, 2015.