Cybersecurity Training Lab

In cooperation with selected universities of applied sciences, the further education initiative »Cybersecurity Training Lab« strengthens the skill development in the field of IT security. Joint research groups open up highly topical subject areas and convey the latest findings in innovative learning scenarios. IT teams and managers from industry and public administration benefit from this compact qualification in high-quality laboratories with up-to-date IT infrastructure. They simulate real threat scenarios, learn their significance and consequences, and study suitable solution concepts practically in their use and efficiency. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports this initiative with € 6 million annually.

Course participants can specialize in the following thematic areas:

Industrial manufacturing / Industry 4.0

Critical infrastructures / Use cases for energy and water Infrastructures

High-security and emergency-response facilities

Internet security and IT forensics

Software quality / Product certification

Embedded systems, mobile security and the internet of things


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Cybersecurity made by Fraunhofer

Cybersecurity Training Lab

Find out more about our goals, recipe for success and the concept of the Lab with its cybersecurity trainings in our flyer.


Cybersecurity trends by Fraunhofer

"Sometimes people just aren’t aware of the problem"- Find out more about the trends in the field of cyber security in the following document. Join us on our way toward a secure digital future!  



IT security research projects

Fraunhofer researchers are working on tomorrow's security technologies. Find out more about the the hardware and software Fraunhofer specialists have created.

Training Lab Highlights


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Fraunhofer IOSB broadens cooperation with Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT and Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (Fraunhofer IOSB) conducted their first “Advanced Industrial Cybersecurity in Practice” joint training course. The course had been developed by two organizations to focus on combining real business cases and insight from attacks on industrial systems with in depth academic knowledge. The course was held at the Kaspersky Lab training facilities in Ingolstadt, Germany. The trainer was David Meier, an engineer and trainer from Fraunhofer IOSB.

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Selected trainings


Embedded Security Engineering

With practical examples for the automotive industry and IoT


Hacking: Binary Exploitation

Buffer overflows and their consequences


IT Security Analyses and Tests for Embedded Systems

Overview of the approaches for IT security analyses of embedded systems


IT Security in Vehicle Communication

Introduction to the topics of IT security risks and their handling in vehicle communication


Practical Automotive Security Testing

IT security analyses in the automotive field


Secure Software Engineering in the Automotive Development Process