To advance cyber security in ways that will have a transformational impact on the scientific community and practice, CASA will take a holistic and comprehensive approach that is based on a unique and innovative combination of features. The CASA Team as well as the excellent academic and corporate network form the basis that ensures the achievement of our ambitious objectives.
Outstanding Team of PIs
The CASA PIs have been carefully selected to form an internationally highly competitive team that possesses the required diversity of expertise. It is the only group with three ERC grantees in cyber security and it also includes the founder of the field of usable security.
Regional and International Academic Network
CASA is hosted by the Horst-Görtz Institute for IT-Security, the pioneering research center in Germany. CASA can furthermore rely on strong collaborations with the new Max Planck Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy. The local Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) as well as the vast international academic network of CASA PIs further enrich the outstanding conditions for research activities within CASA.
The HGI has a highly succesful history of transfering research results into Industry. Thus, CASA can make use of a vast pool of national and international R&D partners, including IBM Research, Intel, Philips Research and SAP Research. The HGI has spun off 16 security start-ups, the highest number in Germany, and their quality has been evidenced by takeovers through e.g. Bosch, Google and Rohde & Schwarz.
Lean and Professional Management
Transparent decision-making processes and efficient management of CASA activities form another cornerstone for CASA’s success.