Within the competence area “Security” the research and development of secure and privacy-aware software systems, communication protocols and hardware systems is organized. IT security research at University of Hamburg has a long tradition, as one of the first German academic research divisions was affiliated at University of Hamburg. Collaborative research and development is conducted within joint projects funded by German Ministry of Research and Ministry of Economics, and together with local companies and authorities in the areas of information security management, medical data protection and security education. Moreover, the competence area “Security” is offering consulting and support for development and analysis of secure systems, anti-hacking protection and enterprise safety.

Head: Prof. Dr. Hannes Federrath
Senior staff: Dr. Dominik Herrmann