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Fraunhofer-Institut für Sichere Informationstechnologie SIT


The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT is one of the world's leading research institutions for cyber security and privacy protection. The institute deals with the central security challenges in business, administration and society and conducts practice-oriented cutting-edge research and innovation development. Numerous prizes and awards attest to its scientific excellence and the high quality of its development results.

Around 230 scientists at the institute deal with current issues relating to cybersecurity and data protection and develop new technologies and concrete solutions for real-world challenges in this area. These include, for example, security architectures for various use cases, customized encryption solutions, digital watermarks for copyright protection, or testing options for improving Internet, software, and app security. At the same time, the Institute advises on important IT security issues and is involved in national and international standardization.

The Institute's goal is to improve real complex systems (Security at Large) according to the principle of Security and Privacy by Design. With its activities, the Institute provides a secure basis for the digital transformation of society and is thus also committed to digital sovereignty in the European context.

The Institute is a contributor to the National Research Center for Applied Cyber Security ATHENE, the largest center of its kind in Europe. The institute's headquarters are located in Darmstadt. In addition, the institute maintains a branch office in St. Augustin near Bonn and an office in Berlin and Mittweida. Internationally, the institute is represented in Israel and Singapore.

The Fraunhofer Institute SIT is part of the research project PANDERAM, one of the 10 funded projects of the research program "Human-Technology Interaction for Digital Sovereignty".

Partner Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, München (Fraunhofer ISST Dortmund, Fraunhofer IMW Leipzig)

Contact person Oliver Küch
Fraunhofer-Institut für Sichere Informationstechnologie SIT
Rheinstraße 75
64295 Darmstadt
E-Mail: oliver.kuech[at]
Telefon: 06151869100