NeSPA student project receives award

The team from the StartUpSecure environment took third place in the TU Ideas Competition in the category "Students".


In the category "Students" NeSPA was awarded with the third place in this year's TU ideas competition. In the project, a password manager generates an individual, secure password from a master password and a purpose of use, thereby dispensing with password storage and synchronisation between the respective end devices. The prize is endowed with 1,000 euros and was awarded during the Startup & Innovation Day 2019. First and third place went to the WriteForMe team and Kaipara AdVrenture.

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Perun takes second place in TU ideas competition

The team of the StartUpSecure-funded project ProChain accepted the award at the ceremony during the Startup & Innovation Day


In the "Scientists" category, Team Perun was awarded with the second place in this year's TU Ideas Competition for its "ProChain" project. In the StartUpSecure-funded project, high-performance block chain systems are being developed that can process more transactions without waiting times at significantly reduced fees compared to current (payment) systems. The prize is endowed with 2,000 euros. First and third place went to the Sooqua and Caliberation teams.

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ATHENE researcher is co-author of the Handbook of Vascular Biometrics

Prof. Christoph Busch examines security and data protection in vascular biometry

The first edition of the Handbook of Vascular Biometry describes the current state of the art in this field. The handbook offers students, scientists and engineers a detailed insight into different areas of vascular biometry. In recent years, so-called vascular biometry has increasingly developed into an independent field of research and is considered an attractive alternative to established biometric modalities such as face recognition or fingerprint recognition.

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Introduction of ATHENE

Fraunhofer and Darmstadt universities promote cybersecurity for successful digitalization

© Catharina Frank

The National Research Center for Applied Cybesecurity (formerly CRISP) has been renamed ATHENE. During a visit to Darmstadt, Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek and Hessian Minister of Science Angela Dorn learned about the new research center and the challenges of cybersecurity, which will be addressed by the research and solutions developed by ATHENE.

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Deutscher IT-Sicherheitspreis 2020 open for submissions

Register until January 9, 2020!

The Deutscher IT-Sicherheitspreis of the Horst Görtz Stiftung will be awarded for the 8th time in 2020. With 200.000 EURO in total, it is the largest monetary award for cybersecurity and privacy in Germany. Registration is possible as of now. The donors are looking for innovation which has a high potential for commercial exploitation and proves how cybersecurity made in Germany can have an impact on the market.

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Cyber Range Training

Preparing security teams for cyber attacks

The next real attack shows how well your IT team is prepared for an emergency - or a day on a cyber range, a hyper-realistic attack simulation. Here, IT teams can be put into realistic attack situations, the team behavior in stressful situations can be tested and security competencies can be improved. Fraunhofer SIT combines one of the world's leading simulation platforms with current research results and innovative start-up ideas to a new type of training program - the Fraunhofer Cyber Range.

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GIPA - the German-Israeli Partnership Accelerator enters the next round

Apply now for 2020

The German-Israeli Partnership Accelerator for Cybersecurity (GIPA) connects a leading research location with Israel‘s start-up scene. GIPA is a new initiative to accelerate cybersecurity research collaboration between Germany and Israel and shape the world's cybersecurity landscape. Then initiative is launched by Fraunhofer SIT and Hebrew University of Jerusalem HUJI. We’re looking for the best IT talents who want to become cybersecurity innovators and develop technology for new business ideas.

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Hessian Research Award goes to Prof. Christoph Busch

Award for outstanding achievements in application-oriented research

This year, the Hessian Research Award of the Universities of Applied Sciences (HAW) goes to the ATHENE researcher Prof. Christoph Busch at the Darmstadt University of Applied Siences. State Secretary of the Hessian Ministry of Science, Ayse Asar, presented him with the € 12,500 prize on Tuesday, October 29, honoring him for his outstanding achievements in application-oriented research.

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CRISP is represented in the "Nationaler Pakt Cyber­sicher­heit"

Prof. Mira Mezini becomes a member of a Quadriga on the "Nationaler Pakt Cyber­sicher­heit" of the Federal Ministry of the Interior

© Katrin Binner

At today's Digital Summit in Dortmund, the "Nationaler Pakt Cyber­sicher­heit" was officially launched. To further promote trusting cooperation between the state, industry, science and civil society in raising awareness of the dangers of cyberspace is one of the project goals. CRISP researcher Prof. Mira Mezini at the TU Darmstadt represents the group science in the "quadriga", which accompanies the initiative and supports it with publicity. Together with three other representatives from industry, civil society and the state, she gives the initiative a face to the outside world.

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Kick off for project QuantumRISC: Cryptography for the car of the future

State Secretary Michael Meister hands over approval | Fraunhofer SIT and TU Darmstadt are among the project partners

Dr. Michael Meister, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, presented the approval decision for the QuantumRISC project to the Fraunhofer SIT today. The project deals with how future embedded systems - especially in the car of the future - can be secured by cryptography, even against attacks with quantum computers. Project partners are Continental, Elektrobit, the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, the Darmstadt MTG AG, the Ruhr University Bochum, the TU Darmstadt and the Fraunhofer SIT, which leads the project.

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