The research findings generated at ATHENE contribute to helping people in various ways, from using their daily Internet and smart-phone applications to the protection of their fundamental rights.

Encryption for everyone

Fraunhofer SIT has worked in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom to promote the topic of end-to-end user encryption through the program titled Volks­ver­schlüs­se­lung.
This program consists of user-friendly software developed by Fraunhofer SIT and the corresponding infrastructure, which is operated by Deutsche Telekom in a high-security data center. The program allows Windows users to make their computers encryption-enabled with just a few clicks. On-site registration is available free of charge. A list of times and locations for completing the on-site registration can be found at

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