Information Security & Cryptography Group

Welcome to the Information Security and Cryptography Group of Saarland University!

The group is headed by CISPA director 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 CISPA – the German Research Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability .


4 papers at EuroS&P accepted!

Members of our group got 4 papers accepted at the 2017 IEEE European Symposium on Security & Privacy (EuroS&P). We…

Publications in 2016

The group managed to achieve the following publications in 2016: 5 papers at ACM CCS 5 papers at Usenix 2…

Michael Backes admitted into acatech

We are happy and honored to announce the admission of Michael Backes into the German Academy of Science and Engineering…

Teaching (current term)

Grundlagen der Cybersicherheit

  • Lecture
  • Michael Backes
  • Friday 14:00 - 16:00
  • Günter-Hotz-Hörsaal

Theoretical Aspects of Modern Security & Privacy Research

  • Seminar
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Backes
  • Independent work throughout the semester plus presentation block at the end of the semester
  • Building E9 1, Room 0.06

Bachelor/Master Seminar

  • Lecture
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Backes
  • Wednesday 14:00-16:00 (only after announcement)
  • Building E9 1 (CISPA), Room 3.08

Recent Publications All Publications

Dachshund: Digging for and Securing (Non-)Blinded Constants in JIT Code

Proceedings of the 24th Annual Symposium on Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS '17) , 2017

Unleashing Use-Before-Initialization Vulnerabilities in the Linux Kernel Using Targeted Stack Spraying

Proceedings of the 24th Annual Symposium on Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS '17) , 2017

LUNA: Quantifying and Leveraging Uncertainty in Android Malware Analysis through Bayesian Machine Learning

Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (Euro S&P '17) , 2017