Fraunhofer AISEC supports companies from all industries and service sectors in securing their systems, infrastructures, products and offerings. On behalf of customers, more than 150 highly skilled employees develop high-quality security technologies to increase the reliability, trustworthiness and tamper-resistance of IT-based systems and products in the area of conflict between economic requirements, user-friendliness and security requirements.
The increasing interconnection, mobilization and miniaturization of IT systems are creating new possibilities for failure and attacks that companies and public authorities cannot effectively counter with existing technologies and methods. Defense measures against cyber attacks are gaining importance worldwide to combat organized crime and cyber terrorism.
The competence field of Fraunhofer AISEC ranges from the integrated security of embedded systems and hardware components to operating systems, applications (apps) and cloud-based services to solutions for secure software and system development and the use of machine learning techniques for cyber security. In doing so, the scientists draw on comprehensive know-how across the entire spectrum of the technology stack and deal intensively with the security of industrial plants and automotive systems and the challenges of a wide range of industries such as the energy sector or the public sector.
Fraunhofer AISEC was founded in 2009 under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert as a project group of Fraunhofer SIT and transferred to a research institution of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft on July 1, 2011. Since December 2013, Fraunhofer AISEC has been an independent institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Fraunhofer AISEC is directed by Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert. Her deputy is Prof. Dr. Georg Sigl, holder of the Chair for Security in Information Technology. Since 2014, the institute has also had a facility in Berlin, followed in 2017 by the second branch office in Weiden i. d. OPf.
In fall 2019, Fraunhofer AISEC moved into its new building at the Garching research campus. With state-of-the-art laboratory environments, the new AISEC cybersecurity center offers the latest technologies for security analysis and enhancing cybersecurity, as well as specially secured areas that provide an ideal infrastructure for working on security-critical projects.
Strategic partnerships with globally operating industrial companies as well as with international universities, in particular the University of Excellence TU Munich, guarantee scientific excellence of the research work as well as its market-oriented implementation.