Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

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CASA Network

CASA benefits both nationally and internationally from exchanges and collaborations with partners from universities and research institutions, start-ups and companies.

Academic Network

Research Environment in Bochum

Located at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), one of the leading research universities in Germany, the Cluster of Excellence has a network of relevant research partners in its immediate vicinity:

  • Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI): Founded about 20 years ago, the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, Research Department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, is one of the largest and oldest institutes for basic research in computer security in Europe. Its unique interdisciplinary structure includes the fields of computer science, electrical and information engineering, and mathematics, as well as the humanities and social sciences.
  • Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP): The Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy was founded in Bochum in 2019 and serves as a center of excellence for basic research and for training the next generation of scientific leaders in IT security and privacy. The institute's mission is to research and develop the technical foundations and interdisciplinary aspects of IT security.
  • Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS): The Center for Advanced Internet Studies is an interdisciplinary research institute funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and is dedicated to researching the social opportunities and challenges of the digital transformation.


International Partners

Many of CASA's projects are carried out in cooperation with excellent international partners. The long-term collaboration with outstanding, internationally renowned researchers strengthens the outstanding research of our Cluster of Excellence CASA. Our scientists cooperate with researchers from the following institutions, among others:

  • Aarhus University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
  • Cornell University
  • Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica / CWI Amsterdam
  • École normale supérieure / ENS Paris
  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne / EPFL
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule / ETH Zürich
  • Madrid Institutes for Advanced Studies / IMDEA
  • Katholieke Universiteit / KU Leuven
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Stanford University
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Technische Universität / TU Darmstadt
  • Universität des Saarlandes
  • University College London
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of San Diego
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Max Planck Institute, u.a. MPI-SWS, MPI-INF, MPI-SP
Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

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Corporate Network

At the Cluster of Excellence CASA, first-class IT security research meets successful start-ups and established companies from the industry. Together, they form a unique IT security ecosystem. CASA builds on a large network of companies - these include:

  • Adobe
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Apple
  • G Data CyberDefense AG
  • IBM Research
  • Meta
  • Mozilla
  • Novartis AG
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • OpenTitan
  • Rhode und Schwarz
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SAP
  • Siemens AG
  • Tor

For more information on the transfer of research into practice, visit our CASA Transfer Lab.

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

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