An increasing number of systems are electronically interconnected: from everyday household appliances like TV sets to healthcare systems and critical infrastructures such as the electrical power grid. The security of these systems is key and successful attacks can have fatal consequences. Cryptography provides the basis for many protection technologies.
We investigate how applications can be built securely to protect them against attacks. Our core competencies include:
- The protection of special security-critical applications, e.g. in critical infrastructures or in the financial sector. How can additional protection be implemented? What are the possibilities and limitations of current security technologies when used in these environments?
- Quantum cryptography
How can secure and performant devices be built? How can they be securely integrated into existing
IT systems? How can long-lived systems withstand future attacks by quantum
Which cryptographic possibilities allow for the processing of confidential data while maintaining the privacy of individuals? How can we protect intellectual property (IP) across domains?