CYSEC, the Profile Area Cybersecurity of TU Darmstadt

CYSEC, the Profile Area Cybersecurity of TU Darmstadt

Within the CYSEC profile area, researchers at Technische Universität Darmstadt study cybersecurity and privacy protection. 33 research groups from eight departments (Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, History and Social Sciences, Biology, Human Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Law and Economics) of TU Darmstadt are members of CYSEC.

In its various joint and independent projects, CYSEC performs internationally renowned, top-notch research in numerous areas of cybersecurity. Through the degree program in IT Security as well as various course offerings, CYSEC trains highly specialized professionals in the area of cybersecurity, and supports and promotes future researchers. Technology transfer via national and international cooperation with non-university research institutions and industrial partners, and the provision of consultancy services to policy-makers, society and industry complete the profile of CYSEC.

As a member of CRISP, the Center for Research in Security and Privacy Darmstadt, CYSEC contributes significantly to regional improvement through its core competencies in research and teaching and by acting as a hub for cybersecurity research and industry.


CYSEC research is grouped under ten areas of research. Find your respective area of interest and view our topics. [more]


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  • 2018/07/11

    CROSSING-PI Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi in various Security Sessions at DAC

    DAC 2018

    Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco from June 24 to 28

    The Collaborative Research Center CROSSING sponsored the Hack@DAC 2018 Hardware Security Contest co-organized by Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi. Hack@DAC is a hardware-security competition for students and industry experts. This year’s competition focused on the trustworthiness of System-on-Chips (SoCs). Sadeghi and his team also organized and participated in several workshops.

  • 2018/07/10

    Two papers accepted at top conferences DAC and USENIX

    Two papers from the group of CROSSING-PI Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi get published at DAC and USENIX.

  • 2018/07/05

    CYSEC-PI Prof. Max Mühlhäuser spricht auf der FiF-Tagung “Digitale Stadt”

    Prof. Max Mühlhäuser

    Forum interdisziplinäre Forschung (FiF) veranstaltet Tagung in Kooperation mit der Stadt Darmstadt

    Im Jahr 2017 hat die Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt den Wettbewerb des IT-Branchenverbands BitKom und des Deutschen Städte- und Gemeindebundes zur digitalen Stadt der Zukunft gewonnen. Seitdem ist Darmstadt bestrebt, in vielen Bereichen den Prozess der Digitalisierung umzusetzen und voranzubringen.


  • 2018/07/18 11:35-12:20

    FiF-Tagung „Digitalstadt“ Darmstadt – Zukunftskonzepte für urbane IKT

    Speaker: Prof. Max Mühlhäuser, TU Darmstadt | Location: Dieburger Straße 241 (S4|84), Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus, Darmstadt

  • 2018/09/03 09:00-2018/09/07 14:45

    2018 Summer School on Security & Correctness in the IoT

    03. – 07.09.2018 | Graz, Austria

    CROSSING is co-organizer of the second School on Security & Correctness in the Internet of Things 2018, held from 3.-9. September. It is hosted by the research center “Dependable Internet of Things“, located at Graz University of Technology. This school targets graduate students interested in security aspects of tomorrow’s IoT devices.

  • 2018/09/17 09:00-2018/09/19 14:42

    Workshop on the Protection of Long-Lived Systems PLLS 2018

    17. – 19.09.2018 | Pärnu, Estonia

    Following the first successful PLLS workshop in Darmstadt in 2016, the second workshop on the protection of long-lived systems, PLLS 2018, will take place in Pärnu, Estonia, September 17-19, 2018.The workshop is organized by CROSSING in collaboration with Tallinn University of Technology.