Security Engineering Group, TU Darmstadt
Prof. Katzenbeisser

Information security has become a crucial concern for the commercial deployment of modern
computer systems and applications. Even though the theoretical foundations of security
- such as cryptography, access control and formal methods - are well understood, their
integration into real-world systems remains a challenge. The deployment of security
mechanisms is often ad-hoc, without a formal security specification or analysis.

The Security Engineering Group aims at bridging the gap between the cryptography, software
engineering and formal methods communities, by offering theoretically sound methods for the
design and analysis of secure systems. Using primitives and building blocks (such as encryption
schemes, signatures, trusted computing, biometrics, watermarking) we develop designs for security
features, applications and systems. Our aim is to provide solutions that satisfy pre defined functional
requirements, but offer verifiable security against malicious adversaries. Furthermore, we study the
impact of security solutions on the society as a whole.

Logo design by Luigi Trabucco.
The group is funded by the Horst Goertz Stiftung.


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