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2020-03-17
Sebastian Klöckner

Important questions and answers on CISPA during the Corona Pandemic

How does CISPA react to the current corona pandemic?

We are currently experiencing an extreme situation regarding global restrictions on work and life. As some procedures are currently no longer applicable, we will establish new ways of working together within CISPA. Among other things, all employees will work in the home office, meetings are held consistently via video call and a committee at management level will also coordinate closely on current developments and work out new recommendations for action.

Why are we taking this step?

The safety of employees, their families, their friends and the whole community is CISPA’s top priority. 

Do CISPA staff currently travel to conferences or meetings at home and abroad?

Absolutely not. All (international) conferences, if they are currently taking place at all, are prohibited for staff members - unless we can attend digitally. All business trips within Germany and abroad will be postponed.

Is the CISPA currently fully operational?

Yes. As a cyber security research centre, we are in the fortunate position of being able to transfer our work into digital space for a certain period of time.

How long will this working mode last?

No one knows this for sure. The current working conditions are now scheduled to continue until mid-April. We have many researchers and employees with children - and the schools and kindergartens in the Saarland are closed until then.

How can you contact us?

Except for personal contact, all existing channels are still open (email, telephone and social media).  You can find all important telephone numbers on our website.