CYSEC successfully works together with IT companies and high profile industry partners. Through these partnerships, CYSEC research offers real world solutions to new challenges in cybersecurity. It finds application in practical products and services, and thus provides long-term benefits for society.

Collaboration with Industry Partners

CYSEC researchers are leading experts in cybersecurity. They earned international reputation for their exceptional findings. Therefore, TU Darmstadt ranks 2nd among top computer science institutions in Europe for computer security and cryptography (, period: 2010 – 2019).

Industry partners from Bosch to Intel cooperate with CYSEC researchers to serve their customers even more secure products and services. Following, we highlight selected research collaborations.

Together, we setup a DB CyberLab for secure critical infrastructures.

Lead Investigator: Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Department of Computer Science

Project „Quantum Secure Networks“ in cooperation with Deutschen Telekom.

Lead investigator: Prof. Thomas Walther, Department of Physics

We are part of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Collaborative Autonomous & Resilient Systems (ICRI-CARS) together with researchers from Aalto University, Ruhr-Uni Bochum, Universität Luxemburg, University of Waterloo and TU Wien.

Lead investigator at CYSEC: Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Department of Computer Science

We work with Robert Bosch GmbH on the development of a secure, decentralized market place.

Lead investigator at CYSEC: Prof. Sebastian Faust, Department of Computer Science

We collaborated with SAP Security Research to investigate quantum-resistant security technologies for software development processes at SAP.

Media release: SAP Security Research and Technische Universität Darmstadt Join Forces to Take a Quantum Leap

Lead investigator at CYSEC: Prof. Johannes Buchmann, Department of Computer Science

We usually collaborate with industry partners for medium- and long-term projects but we are also available for shorter, project-specific cooperation. CYSEC researchers investigate topics in the field of secure critical infrastructures, finance, healthcare and more.

CYSEC also organizes events for and with industry partners. At our lecture series “Students meet Industry”, your experts introduce current IT security cases from your company to our students, discuss practical challenges and show solutions. A great way to casually present yourself as an attractive workplace.

At events like “IT Security Lounge” in cooperation with the research training group CROSSING, we invite selected industry partners to join us in Darmstadt for a full-day conference focused on recent innovations, trends and future challenges in IT security. The event is intended to foster conversation, cooperation and technology transfer in cybersecurity research. It offers you a great platform to meet with top scientists, esteemed guest speakers, as well as our award-winning cybersecurity start-ups.

You have an idea for collaborative projects? You want to join one of our events, whether as a guest or as a speaker? Call us or write an e-mail!

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