The core focus of ATHENE is the topic “Security at Large”.
Through this, ATHENE is pursuing an entirely new objective and redefining the focus of research conducted at Darmstadt, taking developments in diverse fields of application into account.
Cybersecurity research to date has generally only considered isolated characteristics and moderately sized systems. ATHENE sets out to research security for large systems – from their individual components all the way up to their interaction within comprehensive security solutions.
The research areas “Secure Internet Infrastructure” and “Secure Web Applications” are both flagship projects at ATHENE.
The Internet is the largest and most complex communication network in the world and, as such, is its most immense piece of IT infrastructure. Functions for routing selection on the Internet assist us in reacting to unforeseen occurrences, such as the loss of nodes or connections.