The former IT security centers EC SPRIDE and CASED funded by the German Federal Government and the State of Hesse respectively have been united to bundle their strengths in the “Center for Research in Security and Privacy” (CRISP). Under the core topic “Security at Large” its research activities focus on the study of security for large systems, starting with their individual components up to their interaction within comprehensive security solutions.
The newly founded competence center is a collaboration between TU Darmstadt - represented by CYSEC, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT), Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) and the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt (h_da). Over 400 researchers are working on topics related to security and privacy. CRISP is funded by the Federal Ministy of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal State of Hesse.