About us

Within CYSEC, researchers at Technische Universität Darmstadt study cybersecurity and privacy protection. More than 30 research groups from eight departments of TU Darmstadt are members of CYSEC: Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, History and Social Sciences, Biology, Human Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Law and Economics .

In its various collaborative and independent projects, researchers of TU Darmstadt perform internationally renowned, top-notch research in numerous areas of cybersecurity.

Additional research topics are the security of mobile and cyber-physical systems, critical infrastructure and internet security, secure software systems, verifiable security, usability of security solutions for the user as well as economic, social and ethical aspects of cybersecurity.

In its Master’s degree program IT Security the department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt trains highly specialized professionals in the area of cybersecurity. CYSEC also supports and promotes future researchers via several independent research groups led by postdoctoral researchers. Technology transfer, national and international cooperation with research institutes such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Security in Information Technology (SIT) and with industrial partners, as well as consultancy for politics, society and industry complete CYSEC’s profile.

As the largest partner within ATHENE, the National research center for applied cybersecurity, which is jointly funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts of the Federal State of Hessen, CYSEC makes a significant contribution to the prominence of the city of Darmstadt as a hub for science and cybersecurity research through its core competencies in research and teaching.