Hochschule Darmstadt

Hochschule Darmstadt

Profile

Hochschule Darmstadt is a state funded academic institution that has more than 13.000 enrolled students in more than 45 national and international study programmes. Research and education in IT-Security is a strategic goal of Hochschule Darmstadt, which is pursued in the special group on IT-security with contributions from various faculties. Hochschule Darmstadt has been cofounder of the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED), which established an outstanding environment for security research and development in Darmstadt. Hochschule Darmstadt has a strong background in the research field of biometrics, IT forensics, security protocols, and cryptography. In the context of breeder documents Hochschule Darmstadt participates in the European Integrated Project FIDELITY, where Hochschule Darmstadt personnel contributes to security features of the breeder document itself as well as the verification of the data content and ownership.

Role in the project

Hochschule Darmstadt will mainly contribute as one of the work-package leader in the ORIGINS project in particular, WP4: “Recommendations”. Within this part of the project Hochschule Darmstadt will analyse obtained investigations of requirements, issuance processes, and security gaps of passport breeder documents and will provide recommendations, in order to enhance the passport breeder document life-cycle as well as to security features suitable to be incorporated to these documents.