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Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC is a world-leading institution for applied research in cybersecurity. More than 150 highly qualified employees develop customized security concepts and solutions for businesses and the public sector, boosting the competitiveness of clients and partners. Fraunhofer AISEC designs solutions for enhanced data security and effective defence against cybercrimes such as corporate espionage and tampering attacks. The institute’s portfolio ranges from embedded and hardware security, automotive and mobile security to security solutions for industry and automation. In addition, its cutting-edge test labs allow for evaluating the security of networked and embedded systems, hardware and software products as well as cloud and web-based services.

On this blog, you will learn more about the research areas of our institute and gain insights into the work of IT security researchers.

Authors

Alexander Giehl

Alexander Giehl

Alexander Giehl has worked at Fraunhofer AISEC since 2013, where he specializes in improving cybersecurity via modelling and simulation. He focuses on secure embedded systems, security in manufacturing and automotive, digital twins, as well as general cybersecurity and management systems. In addition, he supervised the research project »IUNO Insec« developing cybersecurity solutions for SMEs funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Contact: alexander.giehl@aisec.fraunhofer.de

Article: Digital twins and their potential for OT security
Marian Margraf

Marian Margraf

Marian Margraf is a professor of information security at Freie Universität Berlin and a department head at Fraunhofer AISEC. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of information security. He first started his IT security career as a cryptologist at the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), where he worked from 2003 to 2008. He then took up the position of senior government official at the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) in 2008 and contributed to developing the German federal government’s key strategies for information security. He has been a professor since 2013. His research focuses on cryptography, mobile security and information security management. Marian Margraf heads the Secure Systems Engineering department at Fraunhofer AISEC, which specializes in electronic identities, post-quantum cryptography and the development of secure IT systems as well as the increasingly important topic of useable privacy and security. He is often invited to the German Bundestag as a subject expert, educating members of parliament on different issues concerning information security.

Contact: marian.margraf@aisec.fraunhofer.de

Article: Digital identities — a statement
Jan-Philipp Schulze

Jan-Philipp Schulze

Jan-Philipp Schulze joined Fraunhofer AISEC as a research fellow in January 2019 after having studied electrical engineering and information technology at ETH Zurich. He is also completing his PhD in computer science at TU Munich. His research work in the Cognitive Security Technologies research department currently focuses on anomaly detection and adversarial machine learning.

Contact: jan-philipp.schulze@aisec.fraunhofer.de

Article: Putting AI systems to the test with 'Creation Attacks'
Karla Markert

Karla Markert

Karla Markert has been working as a research fellow at Fraunhofer AISEC since 2018 following her studies in mathematics, political science and computer science.
She is currently working in the Cognitive Security Technologies research department, with a particular focus on adversarial examples to protect artificial intelligence systems from being manipulated.

Contact: karla.markert@aisec.fraunhofer.de

Article: Putting AI systems to the test with 'Creation Attacks'
Marc Schink

Marc Schink

Marc Schink carries out research in the field of "Hardware Security" at Fraunhofer AISEC. In his private life as well as at the institute, he strives to detect vulnerabilities in hardware and software. He has conducted several vulnerability disclosure processes with renowned and international manufacturers.

Contact: marc.schink@aisec.fraunhofer.de

Article: Increased legal certainty for 'white hat hackers'
Dieter Schuster

Dieter Schuster

Dieter Schuster works in the research department "Product Protection and Industrial Security" at Fraunhofer AISEC. He coordinates the field of Offensive Security and Penetration Testing.

Contact: dieter.schuster@aisec.fraunhofer.de

Article: Increased legal certainty for 'white hat hackers'