The acronym KASTEL stands for the Institute for Information Security and Dependability, which emerged from the Competence Centre for Applied Security Technology. It is a complex network of various institutes of the KIT Faculty of Computer Science, a competence centre for knowledge transfer and the Helmholtz-Association's topic 'Engineering Secure Systems'.
Our colleague Christoph Coijanovic is part of the quantification research group. The aim of this group is to develop the most concrete metrics possible to quantify the security of complex systems, i.e. to develop a kind of 'security score'.