Welcome at the Chair of IT Security

We work on all aspects of technical data protection and network and IT security. We are primarily interested in privacy, i.e. the protection of individuals against the misuse of their data.

Over the past decades, digital technologies have developed rapidly. The advent of digital transformation and the interconnectivity of all areas of life opens up a wealth of new possibilities. Autonomous networked vehicles, cloud computing, industry 4.0, virtual reality with haptic feedback, online banking or social networks are just a few keywords that are changing the way and quality of life. However, this development also brings with it a number of challenges that people often do not immediately grasp, but which may well conflict with their interests. Our research group is engaged in the development and analysis of security concepts that protect from all types of potential attackers on such systems. We are also interested in the development of technologies that promote data protection in order to protect privacy in the digital world. Finally, we develop protocols and algorithms to secure the underlying infrastructures for communication and computation.

We are part of the KASTEL Security Research Labs, as well as the excellence cluster CeTI, the Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop.

Head of Group Prof. Dr. Strufe


Student assistant wanted!

We are looking for a student assistant to work on the topic 'Privacy in Smart Cities'.

Here you can find the job advertisement.

Student assistant wanted!

We are looking for a student assistant to work on the topic 'Anonymizing Trajectory Data'.

Here you can find the job advertisement.

Prize for Julian Todt

Julian Todt won 1st place of the Academic Award of the CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE 2022, which was awarded to him on Oktober 21 for his master thesis 'Towards a general approach for reversing biometric data
anonymization' (supervised by Simon Hanisch). Congratulations!

Invited Talk of David Basin

We cordially invite you to an invited talk by Prof. David Basin (ETH Zurich) at KIT. He will give a talk entitled 'Security by Design: a New Internet based on SCION' and it will be given on Oct 21st, 9:45AM in building 50.41, room no. 145 at KIT campus. Professor Basin has been leading a research group on information security and software engineering at ETH Zurich since 2003.

Participants are asked to wear a face mask.



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