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 economy, administration and society and conducts practice-oriented top-level research and innovation development. Numerous prizes and awards prove the high quality of the results and developments.
The institute's 241 employees and and research assistants (status January 2024) deal with current issues of cyber security and privacy protection and develop new technologies and concrete solutions for real challenges in this field. The Institute supports its partners, for example, in the design of new IT systems, the protection of IT infrastructures and the development of new products and services. At the same time, the Institute provides advice on important IT security issues and is involved in national and international standardization.
The Institute's headquarters are located in Darmstadt. In addition, the Institute maintains a branch in Münster/Westfalia and offices in Berlin. Internationally, the Institute is represented in Israel.
Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner (CV)
Security Evaluation and Verification
Fraunhofer SIT is not only proficient in the techniques and methods but also has all the necessary equipment and tools to specify, analyse, verify and valididate IT based systems. The staff can thus perform practical tests to review a system's security, simulate the security features by using appropriate software and suitably visualise the reviewed system's security characteristics.
Security Integration and Advancement
Fraunhofer SIT has extensive knowledge about the latest security technologies and the security services of current systems and products (including operating systems, applications, protocols). Numerous projects document the Institute's immense experience in implementing security technologies into diverse application contexts.
Fraunhofer SIT is familiar with the relevant international IT security standards, packages of measures and assessment guidelines. The Institute also has the methods and tools for conducting threat and risk analyses as well as for developing security concepts and business continuity plans.