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 KASTEL - Research for more security.

Head of Group Prof. Dr. Strufe


PETS Paper

Thorsten Strufe: 'The preprint of our PETS paper on Facebook collecting data from (all sorts of!) third parties and its ineffective consent procedure is online, thanks Patricia Arias Cabarcos!'

Find the link to the paper below.

About the paper
New Survey

We are currently performing a survey on the evaluation of face anonymization methods and are looking for participants. The survey is in english and takes about 15 minutes. We would appreciate it, if you would participate using the link below!

Survey page
Paper accepted!

In collaboration with CeTI: in the paper we investigate how identifying (recorded) gait actually is, and how difficult it will be to effectively anonymize, or protect this data in any other sensible way. Congrats to Evelyn and Simon!

Tutorial at ESWEEK '22

Thorsten Strufe will give a tutorial on 'Privacy of Behavioral Data' at this year's EMBEDDED SYSTEMS WEEK on October 9.

ESWEEK will take place in Shanghai and hybrid.



More about ESWEEK



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