KASTEL - Comprehensible security in the networked world

01/01/2015 to 31/12/2017

The aim of the KASTEL project is to ensure the overall security of networked systems and applications based on them. This refers both to so-called innate perpetrators as well as to external attacks.

For this purpose, a holistic approach and an overall development methodology are explored. It is important to reconcile the required functionality with the security requirements, legal framework and data protection needs. KASTEL bundles the competencies available at the research location in Karlsruhe in order to pursue these application-related and interdisciplinary questions. Specialists from the fields of cryptography, IT security, software engineering, law, social and humanities work closely together.

They define new security goals and explore new threat models as well as methods of IT security and privacy. In addition to energy efficiency, the project also develops methods of encryption and anonymization for the protection of private data. For example, private-sphere-oriented methods for linking sensor data are being developed, which allow people to predict the flow of people at major events without revealing the identity of individual persons. Another focus of KASTEL is on the early detection and defense against cyber attacks.

Monday, 10 December, 2018

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Pilots for the European Cybersecurity Competence Networks: how can your SME benefit? - Cyberwatching.eu 6th Webinar -

The four pilot projects involved in the development of the European Cybersecurity Competence Network will present their plans and upcoming tools and services for SMEs in the Cyberwatching.eu webinar on the 2nd of April, 10:00 AM CEST



Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019

The rise in both the scale and severity of recent cyberattacks demands new thinking about cybersecurity risk and the mitigation and transfer of that risk. Cyber insurance is one potential way to manage risk by transferring damage liability, but the cyber insurance market is immature and the understanding and actuarial knowledge of cyber-risk is currently underdeveloped.

e-SIDES workshop 2019

e-SIDES workshop: Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Connect People, Processes and Technology


2 April 2019

10am to 4pm


e-SIDES is a research project funded by European Commission H2020 Programme that deals with the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of privacy-preserving technologies in different big data context.