Operators of critical infrastructures have to deal with the problem of ensuring IT-security regarding to the increasing number of cyber-attacks. In this context it has hardly been considered, in which way there are possible risks coming from the IT-user himself. The interdisciplinary project ITS.APT, which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and started in January 2015, aims to make the IT-security-awareness of users measurable by using special software. Supervised by Prof. Franziska Boehm the ITM is responsible for the project’s legal advice until the end of 2017. The project focusses especially on legal questions concerning liability or labour law occurring in relation to secret tests or possible damages caused by software. Responsible research assistants of the project are Tim Hey and Robert Ortner.

You can find further information in the press release of the University of Münster and on the project’s web page.