The CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security is a German national Big Science Institution within the Helmholtz Association. Our research encompasses all aspects of Information Security.
Humanitarian aid programs are deployed in difficult, sometimes even hostile environments where adequate digital infrastructure is usually lacking. In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross, CISPA-Faculty Dr. Wouter Lueks and his colleagues from EPFL in Lausanne have developed a new privacy-friendly solution for large-scale humanitarian-aid distribution. His paper has recently been published at the prestigious 44rd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, where it was honored with a Distinguished Paper Award.
Cybersecurity is a young and fast-evolving area. As a Helmholtz Center for Information Security, CISPA is dedicated to cutting-edge foundational research combined with innovative application-oriented research in the areas of cybersecurity and privacy.
We are committed to the highest international academic standards and offer a world-class research environment that grants extensive resources to a wide range of researchers and that constitutes an attractive destination for the best talents and scientists from all countries.
CISPA PODCAST TL;DR
That text was way too long, so you couldn't bother to read it? We feel you! In TL;DR, CISPA's first podcast, we talk to researchers about their work on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence once a month and try to ask them exactly the same questions that you are asking yourself.
People from 43 nations work at CISPA. That's why you'll find conversations in both German and English in this feed.
Have fun listening!
CISPA Zine: composed of CISPA and magazine, derived from the idea of the "fanzine." These are mostly folded small magazines created by fans for fans on various topics. The CISPA Zine is published quarterly and keeps our staff, interested parties, and supporters up to date on all important developments at the Center.
The targeted support of emerging researchers is part and parcel of our self-understanding as a world-leading research center. We support PhD students in almost all of our research areas, including cybersecurity, data protection, cryptography, machine learning, data science, efficient algorithms, network security and program analysis.
PhD students who are enrolled at one of at one of the universities we cooperate with are eligible for the position of research assistant at CISPA. We are always looking for outstanding academic talent from all over the world. Candidates must hold a degree from a first-rate, research-oriented university in a subject relevant to our research interests. They should also possess an exceptional academic record, a good command of the English language as well as convincing letters of recommendation from their mentors or supervisors. At CISPA, our working language is English.
Recruitment of highly talented students and young researchers in the fields of cybersecurity and privacy is a core element of CISPA's development and growth strategy. Finding the right people is very important to us. Maybe you're one of them!
Our goal is to hire, train and accompany future researchers in all stages of their scientific careers, to help them advance as learners, from bachelor's and master's degrees to doctorates and positions as young researchers at both postdoctoral and faculty level.
No matter if you’re just starting your career or already have experience, we want to offer all of you an inspiring, international and competitive, yet cooperative and above all enjoyable working environment for your research and education. We strongly believe that, here, you will be able to develop your full potential.