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Institute for Cyber Security and Privacy (ICSP)

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Prof. Dr Luigi Lo Iacono

Information Security/Data and Application Security


Sankt Augustin


C 210


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 9557

Research Projects

Center for Assistive Technologies Rhein-Ruhr

The Center for Assistive Technologies Rhein-Ruhr (De: ZAT Rhein-Ruhr) project is a comprehensive initiative focused on creating a sustainable ecosystem for assistive technologies. It encompasses infrastructure development, ethical considerations, public engagement, and financial sustainability, all with the aim of improving assistive technology research and development, teaching and transfer, thereby ensuring its widespread impact. ZAT's focus is on pro-adaptive solutions (assistive solutions that "proactively tackle adaptability") in the work, home, healthcare, mobility and education domains. The project is conducted in cooperation with Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Hochschule Niederrhein and Universität Duisburg-Essen. The North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Culture and Science (MKW) is funding the project with 2.7 million euros for a period of three years.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Teena Chakkalayil Hassan Iman Awaad

Medical Centre Employee Centered Information Security Awareness

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Luigi Lo Iacono

More and more companies are shifting their business models to the Internet and using digital ecosystems as platforms. The COVID 19 pandemic has further strengthened this trend. However, data protection is perceived by many companies as a brake on innovation because there is a lack of knowledge and tools to implement the legal requirements correctly. The D'accord research project is therefore developing a so-called data protection cockpit.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Luigi Lo Iacono

In the course of digitalization, more and more data is being collected and evaluated in companies. This can optimize business processes, but also has the potential to affect employees' personal rights. The research project TrUSD builds a bridge between the potential of data analysis and the right of employees to privacy by developing so-called Privacy Dashboards. These dashboards provide employees with all the necessary privacy-related information, display it in an understandable way, and offer appropriate settings.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Luigi Lo Iacono

The research project URIA inspects the widely deployed password-based authentication. Nearly everyone knows the difficulty of choosing and, especially, remembering good passwords. Password-secured systems also inhere high security risks due to its fast "crackability". Hence, password-based authentication has weaknesses in terms of usability as well as security. In contrast to that, Risk-based authentication has the potential of improving security without degrading usability.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Luigi Lo Iacono