Research Institute for Security in the Information Society

The mission of RISIS is to conceive, design, and implement novel techniques and tools to further advance IT security in the information society.

The expertise of RISIS covers a wide range of IT security topics. Our activities range from fundamental research over applied R&D to selected consulting services. Our projects are supported by various funding agencies including CTI, EU, SNSF, Hasler Foundation, etc.

Core Competencies

  • Design, implementation and security review of cryptographic systems
  • Malware analysis and reverse engineering
  • Security engineering in the domains of IP, cellular networks, web intelligence and forensics
  • Privacy-by-design such as secure electronic voting, e-ticketing, and road pricing systems
  • Working with large sensitive datasets, e.g., in medical applications
  • Secure "Internet of Things"

Our R&D activities are regularly published on some of the best known IT security conferences.