Welcome to the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology, CAST e.V.

CAST e.V. offers a variety of services in the field of secure modern information technology and is a contact for all questions regarding IT security. Its network of competencies imparts knowledge of IT security technology on all educational levels - from supporting specialization in IT security at the TU Darmstadt, to career-accompanying education. Informational seminars, consultation, workshops and tutorials are how CAST supports the user when choosing the right security technology.

The goal of CAST e.V. is to provide and develop the necessary competencies for the growing importance of IT security in all branches of business and public administration.

Workshop: Biometrie-BIOSIG 2017

Date: 20.-22.09.2017
Duration: 10:00-17:00
Location: Fraunhofer IGD, 64283 Darmstadt

Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize individuals. Growing interests on trustworthiness of authentication stimulate employment of biometric techniques. Nowadays, biometric applications can be found in diverse areas such as health monitoring, national ID cards, e-banking, e-commerce, etc. It rises to challenges of robustness, reliability, interoperability, scalability, system reliability and usability. Large-scale applications such as the European Union Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy. Multimodal biometrics combined with fusion techniques can improve recognition performance. Efficient searching or indexing methods can accelerate identification efficiency. Additionally, quality of acquired biometric samples can strongly influence the performance. Quality assessment methods can notonly guarantee success of authentication but can also provide helpful feedback to system operators during the capturing process. Recently it was shown, that biometric recognition with low cost sensors embedded in mobile devices such as cell phones can improve deployment and acceptance of biometric systems.

Our Members on CAST e.V.


Die CARMAO GmbH ist eines der frühen Mitglieder im CAST Forum, da es sich dem Gedanken der Informationssicherheit für alle verschrieben hat. Das Prinzip, Informationssicherheit nach betriebswirtschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten dort anzuwenden, wo es nötig ist und auch nur die sinnvollen Maßnahmen umzusetzen, ist ein grundlegender Bestandteil unserer Firmenphilosophie.

Upcoming Events

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Online-Tracking: Lösungen für mehr Transparenz und besseren Schutz
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CAST Partnerships

Fraunhofer Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung Fraunhofer Institut für Sichere Informationstechnologie Technische Universität Darmstadt Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. IT4WORK - Kompetenznetz virtuelle Arbeitswelten Security Valley(tm) TeleTrusT Deutschland e.V. CRISP - Center for Research in Security and Privacy