The topic area information security has a long tradition at Fraunhofer ISI. As early as the 1990s the former department Information and Communication Systems worked on issues of IT security.
Currently research in the area of information security deals primarily with the security of critical infrastructures such as networked IT worlds. Furthermore, the impact of new technologies (in particular surveillance and security technologies) on privacy and data protection are investigated and privacy impact assessments are made.
Fraunhofer ISI contributes its expertise to the Fraunhofer Big Data Alliance.