The digital world has increasingly become a big part of our daily lives. Whether it's healthcare data, corporate disclosures, or state secrets: All this critical information is digitized today and has become accessible worldwide. Within the Cluster of Excellence CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we are pursuing the goal of making the digital world a safer place.
Our adversaries are powerful: The largest cyberattacks of our time often have well-organized, vast networks of cybercriminals or attackers with nation-state interests behind them. They have enormous financial resources and the technical expertise to cause long-term damage. Against these large-scale adversaries, today's security solutions are inadequate.
This is why CASA brings together top-class scientists from various IT security disciplines to research sustainable countermeasures to create a more secure future for our digitized world.
The strength of CASA lies in its unique holistic and interdisciplinary approach, which provides the basis for excellent research. That approach has enabled us to prevail over all our competitors and win a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the CASA Cluster of Excellence, which provides funding of 30 million euros over seven years.