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Our economic, political, and social life today is largely based on modern communication and IT infrastructures. The acceptance and continued expansion of these infrastructures depend on trust: all participants must have confidence in their proper functioning and, in particular, their security.

Our mission is:

  • to contribute to the foundations for building secure systems, that is methods, techniques, and tools for improving the reliability and security of complex systems.
  • to advance methods and tools for validating system security, i.e., rigorous approaches to modeling, testing, verifying, and formally certifying the security of IT systems.
  • to apply our results on practical problems together with partners from industry, government agencies, and the public at large.
  • to carry out education in Information Security and related areas.

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