National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE

The National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE is the largest research center for cyber security and privacy in Europe. ATHENE develops security solutions to the benefit of industry, society and government, regularly advises the public and private sector and supports start-ups.

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ATHENE researchers introduce new tool for automated software analysis at it-sa

New code scanner finds software vulnerabilities without source code

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Fraunhofer CyberStar Award

New award for excellent graduates in cybersecurity in Israel

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LOEWE Center "emergenCITY" approved at the TU Darmstadt

Prof. Matthias Hollick is scientific coordinator of the new center

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Facts about ATHENE

Application-oriented research

from technology transfer to start-ups

Largest research center

for applied cybersecurity in Europe

New and unique cooperation model

of university and non-university research

Agile research organization

makes ATHENE capable of analyzing new types of attacks and vulnerabilities as they emerge


CAST-Workshop: Forensik und Internetkriminalität

December, 12, 2019, 10:00 – 17:00

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Current Announcements

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Introduction of ATHENE

Fraunhofer and Darmstadt universities promote cybersecurity for successful digitalization

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Work with us in the pioneering research area cybersecurity. We offer attractive positions and excellent working conditions.

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