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. September 2015

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Kontrolle ist besser

Süddeutsche Zeitung published an article on the ever growing demand for IT security experts and talks to specialised companies, which desperately look for employees in the field
to no avail; the market is swept clean. Süddeutsche highlights our Cybersecurity Bachelor program as one of the
few options in Germany to get a focused education in IT security. CISPA Director Michael Backes explains in an interview
that these few education options are insufficient to answer the industry’s demand for experts and that industry is
already making job offers to not yet finished Bachelor students.

The Artikel was published in Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 26, 2015, page 65, and online:
Süddeutsche Online: Kontrolle ist besser