The Team


Our team is composed of highly trained and experienced researchers and practitioners from the fields of computer science, communication, psychology, journalism and IT-security.

Our project maintains an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach to conduct research, to combine methods from social and computer sciences and to ensure a direct transmission of practical knowledge into our research and the resultant insights back to the field.



The core research team involves scholars at two German universities from several academic disciplines and at several stages of their academic career.



The core practioners team involves journalists at two of the largest German newspapers and a multiple times distinguished IT-security company specialized in managed services.