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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  • 2018/11/09

    Continental an der TU Darmstadt – Automotive Cyber Security

    Foto: Sarah-Elisa Rothermel

    Zur Vortragsreihe “Students meet Industry” kam am 8. November das Team des Security & Privacy Competence Centers von Continental

    Ziel der Vortragsreihe ist es, StudentInnen der IT-Sicherheit und anderer Fachbereiche Alltagssituationen eines Unternehmens nahezubringen und praxisnah aufzuzeigen, wie Probleme in der IT-Sicherheit gelöst werden

  • 2018/11/07

    Keeping health data under lock and key

    Langfristige Sicherheit für Gesundheitsdaten

    Computer scientists from TU Darmstadt introduce sustainable long-term-secure storage for sensitive data

    Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for sensitive health data in a joint project with Japanese and Canadian partners. An initial prototype was presented during a recent conference in Beijing, China. The system will go into trial operation in Japan in the coming weeks.

  • 2018/10/30

    Wenn das iPhone schwarz wird

    Schwachstelle bringt iPhones zum Abstürzen

    Massive Sicherheitslücke in Apple Betriebssystemen betrifft mehr als eine Milliarde Geräte

    Forscher der TU Darmstadt haben eine Schwachstelle in Apples iOS und macOS gefunden, die mehr als eine Milliarde Geräte betrifft. Sie empfehlen Nutzern dringend, die soeben erschienenen Updates zu installieren. Durch die Schwachstelle können Angreifer iPhones und iPads mit handelsüblicher Hardware und ohne physischen Zugriff zum Abstürzen bringen.