Competence Center for IT-Security

What does user-friendly, tap-proof and tamper-proof data transfer look like? This question is the focus of teaching, research and development projects of the Competence Center for IT-Security. In cooperation with companies and research institutes, the employees of the Competence Center research and develop innovative solutions for current challenges in IT security. The teaching also benefits from this strong connection to practice.

Organizationally, the Competence Center for IT-Security is integrated in the Master Degree Program IT-Security as part of the Department Engineering. Interdisciplinary IT security issues are dealt with at the interface with other degree programs, such as Embedded Systems Engineering.

Research Focus

  • 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

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    • Since 2011, a research cooperation has existed with Fraunhofer Institute for Embedded Systems and Communication Technologies ESK in the field of secure sensor networks. FH Campus Wien also offers topics for bachelor and master theses in cooperation with the Fraunhofer ESK in Munich.
    • Since June 2009, the Competence Center for IT-Security has been a member of Bavarian IT Security & Safety Cluster. This cluster is made up of the IT industry and companies using security technologies, as well as colleges, further education institutions and lawyers.
    • In cooperation with the University of Luxemburg – Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security (LACS), the Competence Center for IT-Security researched efficient encryption algorithms for mobile devices.
    • We cooperated with Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Universität Regensburg. Together with Prof. Dr. Lory, the feasibility of secure multi-party computations on sensor nodes was investigated.
    • Since November 2009, FH Campus Wien has been a CCNA Security Academy.

    The Competence Center for IT-Security is supported by MA 23 – Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Statistik.

    Study Courses


    Computer Science and Digital Communications



    Computer Science and Digital Communications