We are interested in advancing the knowledge in the area of IT security and cryptography, in collaborations with partners from academia, industry, and the public sector. Dissemination of our results is mainly through conferences and journals with an emphasis on the top venues in our area. Our research received several prestigious awards, for example from the Fraunhofer Society, the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security, and the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control.