Research Field Security and Safety

The increased use of software solutions in technical systems and the coupling with other systems, as well as the interaction with a mostly undefined system environment increase the complexity of technical systems and may make them difficult to control under certain circumstances. In order to counteract these threats, the disciplines of Security and Safety are needed. Safety means the avoidance of damage to people and the environment that can be triggered by a technical system. In contrast to safety, security basically means the security against unwanted manipulation of the system from the outside. Thus, IT security deals specifically with issues of confidentiality, integrity and authentication of information or systems.

  • Development and implementation of security concepts for the Internet of Things
  • Cryptography on constraint devices or embedded systems
  • Security and usability of cryptographic protocols
  • Searchable encryption
  • Inherent System Safety
  • Systematic procedure models for the identification of hazards (ISaPro® Shell model)
  • Specific process models (ISaPro®)
  • Analysis methods for demonstrating and increasing the safety of technical systems

Team

Infrastructure

In order to be able to practically evaluate safety-relevant scenarios, a network laboratory with 27 computers is available for teaching and research purposes. The lab has three self-contained networks. This allows students to test firewall configurations and explore network building. In addition, the lab has hardware and software Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). This attack detection system reports irregular data volumes in the network. The network lab is equipped with Cisco routers and switches. This also gives students the opportunity to receive the globally recognized industry certification CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate).


Degree programs

Electronic Systems Engineering

Master, part-time

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IT-Security

Master, part-time

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Safety and Systems Engineering

Master, part-time

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