Encryption for everyone

End-to-end encryption ensures that only sender and recipient are able to read messages in plain text. Fraunhofer SIT’s Volksverschlüsselung simplifies the distribution of cryptographic codes in such a way that even a layman is able to manage it easily.


App security testing tool

Most apps, be they for internet shopping, gaming or social networking, are aimed at private users. But there are hidden risks for businesses. A new test framework will help to uncover gaps in app security and detect malware.


Study: On the Security of Cloud Storage Services

The security of cloud storage services is often inadequate. This is the result of a study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, that tested various providers.


BizzTrust - Two Smartphones in One

Security experts at Fraunhofer SIT have developed a smartphone solution that separates the business area from the personal area.


Open Doors with your Smartphone

Keys in your Smartphone
Key2Share is a smartphone solution for NFC-enabled locks. It turns smartphones into door openers for cars, hotel rooms and offices. Access rights can be flexibly managed with a smartphone app. A special security architecture on the smartphone protects cryptographic keys from malware.



Secure and efficient use of cloud-storage services. OmniCloud offers flexible encryption and prevents provider lock-in.


App Data Vulnerability Threatens Millions of Users

A joint research team of Fraunhofer SIT and TU Darmstadt found 56 million sets of unprotected data in cloud databases. Among them were many sensitive information like email addresses, passwords, health records.

German-Israeli Cooperation

The Israeli Ambassador Yakov Hadas-Handelsman visited Fraunhofer SIT to discuss the new cybersecurity research partnership between the Institute and Israel. In cooperation with leading academic research institutions in Israel Fraunhofer SIT will establish a Cybersecurity Innovation Center in Israel.

Press releases

Research Award

Research Award

For her work "Pretty Bad Privacy: Pitfalls of DNS Encryption" Dr. Haya Shulman has received the Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP). The ANRP is awarded for recent results in applied networking research that are relevant for transitioning into shipping Internet products and related standardization efforts.

Job offers

Fraunhofer SIT seeks scientific staff, partly also for management positions

You will be responsible for planning, leading, executing and representing applied R&D projects, jointly with clients and partners from industry, government agencies and academia.