Fraunhofer SIT

The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT is one of the world’s leading research institutions for cyber security and privacy protection. The institute deals with the central security challenges in economy, administration and society and conducts practice-oriented top-level research and innovation development. Numerous prizes and awards prove the high quality of the results and developments. The institute’s 241 employees (status December 2021) deal with current issues of cyber security and privacy protection and develop new technologies and concrete solutions for real challenges in this field. The Institute’s headquarters are located in Darmstadt. In addition, the Institute maintains a branch in St. Augustin near Bonn and offices in Berlin and Mittweida. Internationally, the Institute is represented in Israel and Singapore.

Participating professors and teaching areas

Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner (Head of the SIT Institute and Director of the National Research Center for Applied Cyber Security ATHENE):


  • “Future Lab”
  • Resilience by design and security by design

Prof. Dr. Haya Shulman (Cybersecurity Analytics and Defences):


  • Development of attack detection methods
  • AI-based attack detection for programmable switches

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Dr. Michael Kreutzer (Advanced Cryptographic Engineering):


  • Development of an attacker model on 6G
  • Conception of crypto agility
  • Post-quantum cryptography options for 6G and quantum-key-distribution

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