Welcome to the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology, CAST e.V.

CAST e.V. offers a variety of services in the field of secure modern information technology and is a contact for all questions regarding IT security. Its network of competencies imparts knowledge of IT security technology on all educational levels - from supporting specialization in IT security at the TU Darmstadt, to career-accompanying education. Informational seminars, consultation, workshops and tutorials are how CAST supports the user when choosing the right security technology.

The goal of CAST e.V. is to provide and develop the necessary competencies for the growing importance of IT security in all branches of business and public administration.

Cloud Security

Date: 27.06.2019
Duration: 10:00-17:00
Location: Fraunhofer SIT, 64295 Darmstadt

Cloud-Systeme sind zu einem unverzichtbaren Bestandteil heutiger IT-Infrastruktur geworden, sowohl in Unternehmen als auch in der privaten Nutzung. Die stetig wachsenden Nutzungsfelder für Cloud-Anwendungen und immer neue Angriffe führen zu der Notwendigkeit einer ständigen Weiterentwicklung von Sicherheitslösungen. Daneben werden zunehmend auch Aspekte des Datenschutzes relevant.

16th German IT Security Congress:

From 21 to 23 May 2019, the 16th German IT Security Congress of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) will take place in the Stadthalle Bonn-Bad Godesberg.

Information on the Call of Papers can be found here:


CAST is one of the founders of the Best Student Award 2019, which will be presented at the congress.

Our Members on CAST e.V.


Unsere Erwartung an die CAST-Mitgliedschaft sind in erster Linie der Austausch von Informationen und die Vernetzung mit anderen Unternehmen.

Registration for People's Encryption

Together with the CAST e.V. the Fraunhofer SIT offers the possibility of on-site registration during the CAST workshops. If you would like to take this opportunity, please bring a valid identification document with you and enter the first name(s) and surname from your identification card, as well as your e-mail address, for which you would like to apply for a Volksverschlüsselung certificate, in the form.
You can also pre-fill the registration form in advance and bring it to the event.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter volksverschluesselung.de.

Upcoming CAST Workshops

Hands-on: PKI in a nutshell 26.06.2019
Cloud Security 27.06.2019
Biometrie-BIOSIG 2019 18.-20.09.2019
hot topic: Machine Learning und IT-Sicherheit 17.10.2019
Management der Informationssicherheit: Be prepared! Bausteine für ein wirksames Information Security Incident Management System 07.11.2019
To the CAST events

CAST Partnerships

CRISP - Center for Research in Security and Privacy Fraunhofer Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung Fraunhofer Institut für Sichere Informationstechnologie Technische Universität Darmstadt Hochschule Darmstadt Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. IT4WORK - Kompetenznetz virtuelle Arbeitswelten Software-Cluster TeleTrusT Deutschland e.V.