ZITiS serves Germany's security authorities with research and development in the areas of digital forensics, lawful interception, cryptanalysis and big data analysis, as well as on issues of crime fighting, danger prevention and counterintelligence, but has no intervention powers itself.
Research & Development
ZITiS develops and tests strategies, technical solutions as well as cyber-related tools and joint projects for the German security authorities. Of course, legal requirements define the framework for technical developments.
The basis of our development work is an annual work program that is coordinated with the Federal Criminal Police Office, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the Federal Police. In addition, we continue to look to the future with application-oriented research, are a partner for research and science, and work on projects in cooperation with universities, government agencies, institutes and companies on a national and international level.
Support and consultation
Cyber-related solutions to current issues and expertise on technologies such as 5G are spread across different agencies in the federal and state governments, and many of the technical challenges faced by each agency overlap. Most cyber challenges also require a variety of skills from different disciplines to find a solution. ZITiS pools expertise and provides comprehensive advice to security authorities on technical and strategic issues. The experts in the various disciplines sit in one place with us and can easily complement each other. In addition, there are overarching services such as central knowledge databases and quality assurance for products in use.
Innovative solutions in the service of internal security
One of ZITiS' strategic goals is to identify technological trends at an early stage. Innovation and speed are the keys to success here. As part of Germany's cyber security strategy, ZITiS plays a central role in researching and developing cyber-related solutions.
In the field, security authorities often need solutions and know-how from different areas. ZITiS brings these competencies together and maintains an overview. The disciplines and projects in which ZITiS researches, develops and consults are extremely diverse and anything but boring.
ZITiS works in networks. Nationally as well as internationally, we are in exchange with the leading minds in our fields. We maintain cooperations with universities, research institutions, authorities or companies. It is precisely through cooperation with science and industry that we create synergies for more effective further development of technology for the security authorities.