logo-isstFraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work done by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. Fraunhofer promotes and conducts applied research in an international context to benefit private and public enterprise and is an asset to society as a whole. By developing technological innovations and novel system solutions for their customers, the Fraunhofer Institutes help to reinforce the competitive strength of the economy in their region, throughout Germany and in Europe. Their research activities are aimed at promoting the economic development of our industrial society, with particular regard for social welfare and environmental compatibility.
Secure information flows and smooth processes as well as long-term stable IT-systems are vital for the success of business ventures and projects of enterprises and of the public sector. Furthermore, specific information supply becomes more and more relevant to private users.
Fraunhofer ISST aims at supporting our customers and partners with creating complex IT-systems as well as with implementing adequate solutions for secure provision of information according to the needs. Since the institute was founded in the year 1992, highly skilled ISST-researchers systematically developed industrial standards, reliable architectures and customized concepts. Furthermore, with COMPARC, the “Competence Center for Architectures and Processes” the Fraunhofer ISST has established a One-Stop shop for business process-management and IT-architectures.

Being committed to the applied research, the Fraunhofer ISST is an intermediary between science and practice: Results from fundamental research are being implemented in industrial projects – from the idea to the realization. At the same time, experiences made at the institute are flowing back into scientific research and academic teaching.

Relevant EU or national Projects:

  • Socio-Economics meets Security (SECONOMICS)”. EU FP7-SEC-2011-1 (2012-2015)
  • “Architectures for Auditable Business Process Execution – Monitoring, Control, and Compliance (APEX)”, Fraunhofer-Attract Program, 2009-2014
  • Development of a Software Platform for the Tool-supported Security and Compliance Analysis of the Migration of Services into Cloud Computing Environments (SecureClouds) (2011-2013)