Recent News

CISPA Researchers Win NSA Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition 2016

December 14, 2017

The publication “You Get Where You’re Looking For: The Impact of Information Sources on Code Security” by Prof. Michael Backes and his co-authors has won

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CISPA – Helmholtz Center i.G. is officially founded!

December 13, 2017

On December 13, 2017, the official founding document was signed by Franziska Broer, Managing Director of the Helmholtz Association, Wolf-Dieter Lukas, German Federal Ministry for

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Christian Rossow is among the “40 talents under the age of 40”

November 16, 2017

The magazine “Capital” has awarded 40 young individuals with the title “talents under the age of 40”. Professor Christian Rossow, CISPA researcher and head of

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Events & Distinguished Lectures

Distinguished Lectures (Archive)

Group A: Understanding Privacy


Projects of group A will investigate the analysis of (leaks of) privacy-sensitive information in highly dynamic, heterogeneous settings, assessing the detrimental privacy impact incurred by user profiling and data dissemination. The central goal of this project group is to identify (potential) privacy threats, thus enabling users to take informed decisions and avoid privacy threats where possible.

Group B: Controlling Privacy


The projects in this group will investigate the comprehensive enforcement of the growing user privacy demands given the dynamics of present-day digital habitats in the Internet, as well as novel privacy-enhancing techniques for emerging technologies. The central goal of this project group is to provide improved privacy while preserving functionality to the extent possible.

Central Tasks


These two groups of research projects are complemented by a group that encompasses service-type projects for the whole CRC 1223: Infrastructure Support , and an Integrated Research Training Group for doctoral researchers, as well as a central management unit to coordinate central tasks of the collaborative research center.

Task Forces


There are three research themes – data models, privacy notions, and usability – that are orthogonal to the project groups and involve large subsets of projects. To facilitate and organize the necessary coordination, we will address these themes through an organizational structure within the CRC 1223, in the form of three task forces, fostering exchange and collaboration among the participating projects.