Effective Security Awareness at KIT

The aim of this project is to develop a first security awareness measure (in the form of an approx. 30 to 45 minute measure) specifically for the KIT employees, to evaluate it and to improve it on this basis. Afterwards it could be establish at KIT.  Through the use of empirically evaluated security awareness measures, KIT is a pioneer of a cultural change in the area of ​​security awareness, which the BSI is currently also promoting. The approach pursued in this project is intended to bring together the competence of the SECUSO research group and ESS with applications from the implementation of information security at KIT through the Digital Office, which again is in line with the “KIT as a real laboratory” idea. The two subject areas that are intended for this project are raising general awareness for information security and the topic of safe workplaces and e-mail security (including the detection and reporting of phishing e Emails and the use of S / MIME).

Funding body: KIT Strategie-Fond

Partners: Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) und KIT Digital Office

Funding period: 01.07.2021 - 30.06.2023

Contact: Fabian Ballreich, Melanie Volkamer