Information Security & Cryptography Group

Welcome to the Information Security and Cryptography Group of Saarland University. The group is headed by Prof. Dr. Michael Backes and focuses on various aspects of IT security and privacy and ranges from the design, analysis, and verification of protocols and systems, mechanisms for protecting end-user privacy, and research on new attack vectors to universal solutions in software and network security. The group is part of the Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA), one of the national competence centers for IT security in Germany.


Proseminar “Hacking” was awarded for best teaching

Our Proseminar Hacking in the summer term 2014 received the Best Teaching Award by Saarland University students' representative council on…

Neuer Studiengang “Cybersicherheit”

Der neue Bachelor Studiengang Cybersicherheit an der Universität des Saarlandes wurde akkreditiert. Somit wird es den Studierenden ab Oktober möglich…

Höchster EU-Forschungspreis geht an Professoren des CISPA

Vier Informatik-Professoren des CISPA, des Max-Planck-Instituts für Informatik und des Max-Planck-Instituts für Softwaresysteme haben gemeinsam den höchst dotierten Forschungspreis der…


Grundlagen der Cybersicherheit

  •  Lecture
  •  Michael Backes
  •  Thursday 12:00 - 14:00
  •  Building E1 3, HS 002

Android Security Lab

  •  Full-day Course
  •  Sven Bugiel
  •  Everyday 09:30 - 16:30
  •  Building E1 1, 2.06

Recent Publications

Privacy Preserving Payments in Credit Networks

Scippa: System-Centric IPC Provenance on Android

Android Security Framework: Extensible Multi-Layered Access Control on Android