In the year of 2015 , the up until then government (EC SPRIDE) and state funded (CASED) research centres for IT security, channelled their resources and form the CRISP (Centre for Research in Security and Privacy). Partners of CRISP are the Technische Universität Darmstadt, with their profile area of IT research CYSEC, the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, as well as the SIT and the IGD. CRISP is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts. Their partnership is Europe wide the greatest alliance of research facilities in the field of cyber security. It boasts of more than 50 lectures held at international conferences, 50 and above organized conferences by their researchers, Distinguished Lectures in Cybersecurity , more than 80 national and international awards for their researchers , around 450 researchers in CRISP partner institutes are working on Cybersecurity topics with 4 supporting institutions at one location. Different topic of Research: Cryptography including Quantum Cryptography, Public-Key- and other Secure Infrastructures Formal Verification Long-time Archiving Digital Watermarking, Digital Rights Management and Enterprise Rights Management Data Privacy and Copyright IT Forensics Trusted Computing Security of Embedded systems Security of RFIDs and Chipcards Self-healing and Self-defence Security in Wireless and Sensor-networks Secure Applications for Mobile devices Recognition of Malware Protection against Product piracy Trusted Computing Side Channel Analysis and Hardening Security-Policies Software Security Secure Operating systems and Middleware Identity/Access-Management Models of Trust and Reputation E-Voting, eHealth, eCommerce, eGovernment Multimedia Security Risk Management Compliance recognition of Malware Security testing, Security metrics, Security in Service-orientaded Architectures and Clouds Secure Webapplications, Usability of Secure products Legally and economically Aspects Security critical Infrastructures and Emergency Management Biometry, Recognition of Persons and Tracking Security Awareness Along with the strong credentials the research projects are interdisciplinary which is involving various areas of the subject such as engineering, philosophy, physics, psychology, law and economics which they cooperate both nationally and internationally with their non-university research and industry partners.