Cyber- and Information Security for Secure Smart Societies

Cyber- and information security is the basic prerequisite for the digital transformation. Whether it is in the automation industry, automotive production, critical infrastructure or smart services, confidence in security and safety are indispensable.

Secure Smart Societies

Cyber- and Information Security for Secure Smart Societies

Smart societies aim to resolve economic and social challenges by incorporating technological innovations and digital transformation into every industry and in all aspects of social life. This changes how businesses operate, impacting the ways nations are governed and how people live. It transforms every sector and are forming entirely new opportunities, e.g. in Industrie 4.0, smart transportation, and smart health, and smart living for example. By doing so, society of the future will create new values and new smart services are created continuously, making people’s lives more comfortable and sustainable. These new technologies will help us to do many great things, to be better connected, to work more efficiently, and to improve our lives, creating better economic opportunities and building a closer community.

However, many new risks emerge with digital transformation, whereby cyber security becomes one of the basic prerequisites for resilient and successful digitalization. In this context, it is critical to understand the potential security vulnerabilities and threats, as well as to develop security architectures and defensive mechanisms for smart societies

At Fraunhofer Singapore, we are working on the elements for securing and protecting digital technologies and services to help organisations in Singapore thrive in this new smart environment. We are an interdisciplinary research team with a strong focus on current and upcoming challenges in cyber- and information security, trust and privacy. We are creating knowledge, transferring skills, providing solutions and developing services to confront the persistent gaps and challenges of digitalization, and we develop responsible effective technologies to build a secure and prosperous digital future for all of us. We are focusing our research on following areas:

Areas of Expertise


Industrial IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems Security

We investigate and establish means for security, privacy and trust for more robust and resilient CPS and IIOT.


Security Immune Systems

We deliver dedicated research on next generation collaborative threat intelligence, adaptive and self-defending cyber defense technologies for Industrial systems and CPS infrastructures.


Robust Artificial Intelligence

AI is complex to understand and trust. We research on fundaments and practical solutions for robust AI and AI forensics. We investigate threats from Adversarial ML and develop protection mechansims. 


Future Cryptography and PQC

Our research addresses design, implementation and evaluation of efficient side-channel resistant and quantum-safe cryptographic building blocks for embedded and industrial application. 


Secure Smart Services and Digital Trust

We work on questions on how to make smart services and digital service architectures and its industrial adoption more trustworthy and secure. 

International Cyber Strategy and Innovation

We provide an international forum to explore the critical cybersecurity challenges and opportunities faced by Singapores and Germanys society.

Many challenges in digitalization are highly complex, and many solutions are still highly imperfect. At Fraunhofer Singapore, we aim to master this complexity and create real, game-changing solutions. We want to understand the mistakes and failures of the past and systematically derive insights to build more solid foundations for the future. Our core effort is to help to create a more secure and trustworthy technical basis with less complexity and no vulnerabilities, understandable and manageable, thereby contributing towards Singapore’s smart nation initiative which we are proud to help advance.

As we engage in our research activities, we collaborate with local partners from industry and government, thus serving as a local partner for research, development and innovation in applied cyber security, protection and defense. We can help you to create effective technologies, strategies and policies to solve your problems and build on existing opportunities. Contact us to learn how we can help you reach your goals.

Our Services and Offers

Fraunhofer is addressing security solutions enabling trust in new and next generation computing environments with a focus on emerging technologies and secure and safe environments in a smart society. Our research and solutions will meet the efficiency and security requirements of smart environments and peoples. In particular, we offer:

  • Technical knowledge at the highest levels of science and technology and wide-ranging expertise in the area of security covering hardware, software as well as network technologies, services, analytics and applications.
  • Custom-tailored Research and Development
  • Vendor-neutral expertise for industry’s and domain specific requirements
  • Our team offers fast response time and high service quality to offer clients objective and applied excellence
  • State-of-the-art laboratories to conduct contract R&D and product evaluation
  • Consulting services and studies, security testing and cyber skills training


How to Work with Us

Industrial Corporations and Commercial Clients

How Fraunhofer can support partner from industry and commercial business. 

Contract research and development

Consulting services and studies 

Test and Training

Academia and Research Institutions

How you can collaborate with Fraunhofer as academia.

Research Collaboration with Fraunhfoer Singapore and Fraunhfoer SIT Germany

Joint Research Projects 

Researcher and Engineers

How can you join us and work with Fraunhofer as a research fellow, engineer or student.

Job Offers at Fraunhofer 

International exchange and Internships 

Student thesis in Singapore or Germany

Security Testing and Evaluation

Fraunhofer is running an Industrial and Automotive Security Test Lab to analyse hardware and software components.  We facilitate penetration tests (white box, grey box, and black box) of both individual components and larger systems as well.


Cyber Skills Training

We deliver dedicated cyber skill trainings and we are developing training suite with simulation capabilities and on-site training. 



Fraunhofer Workshop Series

Fraunhofer Singapore offers outstanding workshops, seminars based on the research activities in collaboration with selectgroup of prestigious partners from academia and industry.

Fraunhofer Singapore - Cyber- and Information Security Team

Michael Kasper

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Michael Kasper

Senior Scientist, Head of Department

Sanat Sarda

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Sanat Sarda

Senior Researcher, IoT-Security and Cyber Resilient Architectures

Naina Gupta

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Naina Gupta

Researcher AI Hardware, Cryptographic Engineering, PhD candidate

Nandish Chattopadhyay

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Nandish Chattopadhyay

Researcher AI security, PhD candidate

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Research Engineer, Collaborative Threat Intelligence

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Researcher, Collaborative AI and Privacy-Preserving Technologies

Industrial collaborations, commercial projects and strategic partnerships can be performed with local resources or can be complemented in collaboration with Fraunhofer SIT. Fraunhofer SIT is the leading expert for applied cybersecurity research in Germany and develops solutions for immediate use, tailored to the customer's needs. 185 highly qualified employees covering all areas of  IT security make such customized services possible. The staff constitutes the competency foundation for cross-technological services at the highest level.  Fraunhofer is active in projects for companies from all kinds of industries. Numerous successful projects carried out with international partners are the resounding proof for trustful and reliable cooperation.

At the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP) - an alliance of Fraunhofer SIT, Fraunhofer IGD, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, and University of Applied Science Darmstadt - more than 450 reseachers are working on burning issues in the area of cybersecurity research. Together, these researchers are working on key cybersecurity issues that affect society, economy and administration. CRISP is Germanys National Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.

Join the Team

Fraunhofer Singapore is looking for smart, motivated, high-energy people who are interested in applied science in the mentioned research areas above. Find our offers for your next step in career or education here. If you did not find an appropriate offer you may still apply. Please apply online or send your application documents. 

We also offer you the opportunity for student theses in related research areas in Singapore or in Germany, enabling students to further shape the successful course of their studies and international experience. Use the possibilities at Fraunhofer Singapore and contact us directly.

Non-residential and External Research Fellows

Michael Waidner

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Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner

Research Fellow Cyber Security | Director Fraunhofer SIT | Professor TU Darmstadt | Speaker CRISP, Germany

Christoph Krauss

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Prof. Dr. Christoph Krauss

Research Fellow Cyber-Physical Systems Security, Automotive, Fraunhofer SIT, Germany

Philipp S. Krueger

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Philipp S. Krueger

Research Fellow Cyber Strategy and Innovation, Managing Director German National Digital Hub Cybersecurity

Anupam Chattopadhyay

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Prof. Dr. Anupam Chattopadhyay

Research Fellow Cyber-Physical Systems Security, Hardware Security, Affiliated Researcher NTU

Focused Fields of Application and Domains

Security for Industrial Internet of Things / Industry 4.0

Security in Automotive and Intelligent Transportation Systems

Maritime Cyber Security

Security and Trust for Smart Services and Cyber-Physical Systems

Building a successful research and innovation partnership between Singapore, Asia and Germany.




Learn more about Fraunhofer Activities on Cyber Security in Singapore


Learn more about Fraunhofer Research Activities on Cyber Security in Germany


Fraunhofer Singapore Cybersecurity Meetup Group

Fraunhofer Singapore occasionally organizes and hosts Meetups and workshops with the local cybersecuirty community. Join our community and get involved!

Supporting Sister Institute and Partnerships


Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT

Fraunhofer SIT is the leading expert for IT Security in Germany and Europe and develops solutions for immediate use, tailored to the customer's needs.


DE:HUB Digital Hub for Cybersecurity

Fraunhofer Singapore cooperates with the Digital Hub for Cybersecurity Darmstadt, Germanys national startup incubator for Cybersecurity technology and innovation.  


National Research for Applied Cybersecurity CRISP

CRISP is an institution of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for its two Darmstadt-based institutes SIT and IGD, in cooperation with Technische Universität Darmstadt and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.