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 .

Distinguished Lecture Series Archive

Distinguished Lectures


Gianluca Stringhini University College London 13 September, 2017 3:30 pm
Emiliano De Cristofaro University College London (UCL) 13 September, 2017 2:30 pm
Maria Gomez Lacruz INRIA Lille 16 January, 2017 04:15 pm
Riccardo Focardi University Ca’ Foscari, Venice 20 October, 2016 02.00 pm s.t.
Dennis Hofheinz Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 23 June, 2016 11.00 am s.t.
Nikhil Swamy RiSE group at MSR Redmond 28 April, 2016 02.00 pm s.t.
Steve Kremer Inria & Loria 10 March, 2016 02.00 pm s.t.
Charalampos Papamanthou University of Maryland 18 December, 2015 11.00 am s.t.
Gregor Snelting KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie 22 July, 2015 02.00 pm s.t.
Patrick McDaniel Pennsylvania State University 10 July, 2015 11:00
Herbert Bos VU University Amsterdam 18 June, 2015 10:00
Nigel Smart University of Bristol 03 June, 2015 14:00
Bart Preneel KU Leuven 19 February, 2015 14:00

In June 2013 Snowden has transferred a set of sensitive documents to journalists, resulting in a continuous stream of revelations on mass surveillance by governments. In this talk we present an overview of these revelations; we also discuss their impact on our understanding of mass surveillance practices and the security of ICT systems. In particular, we discuss the known ways in which sophisticated attackers can bypass or undermine cryptography. We conclude by analyzing how these revelations affect future research in information security and privacy.

Felix Freiling Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 05 February, 2015 14:00
Infecting computer systems with remote-controllable software is a universal and increasingly important instrument used by law enforcement to fight cybercrime. In this talk we discuss technical, legal and ethical aspects (...)
David Basin ETH Zürich 22 January, 2015 14:00
Ueli Maurer ETH Zürich, Switzerland 15 January, 2015 14:00
Prof. Dr. Mark Ryan 02 October, 2014 14:00
Prof. Dr. Ian Goldberg 26 September, 2014 14:00