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 .

Publication Details

An Empirical Study of Textual Key-Fingerprint Representations

Dominik Schürmann, Karoline Busse, Matthew Smith, Sascha Fahl , Sergej Dechand, Yasemin Acar

Proceedings of the 25th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security '16), USENIX Association, Austin, TX, 2016.

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