SecUnity is a joint project organized by five institutions focused on IT security research. A total of six research institutes with seven groups participate in the project. They are funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) so as to jointly meet, by interdisciplinary efforts, the tremendous challenges facing the entire field of European IT security research.
The project has been running since early 2016 and, as a consequence of its sustainable approach, will be effective even after its termination in December 2018.
Project partners. SecUnity is made up of seven high-ranking research groups at five locations:
- Fraunhofer Institute of Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC) at Garching near Munich,
- Center for IT Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA) at the University of the Saarland in Saarbrücken,
- Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) with the Research Group for Systems Security of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum,
- Cryptography and Security Working Group and the Center of Applied Jurisprudence of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and
- Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) and the Darmstadt Technical University with the Darmstadt Business Informatics Research Group.