Centre for Research on Cryptography and Security started in 2006 as a laboratory at Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics. We aim to improve security and privacy through applied research (often in cooperation with industry) and advanced education of future security professionals. Supplemented by occasional beer-touring, boardgaming and juggling.


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Národní bezpečnostní úřad

We cooperate on security research with many companies. Our most important partners are below.

2008 – today
micropayment system, software security
2014 – today
constant-time cryptography, usable security
2016 – today
analysis of certificates
2014 – 2016
factors influencing security SW choice/detection of potentially unwanted applications
2014 – 2016
measurement of effect of tutorial types on security policy adherence
2014 – 2016
evaluating usability of password recovery mechanisms
2002 – 2009
design, development and evaluation of SW and HW tools for key management

CRoCS's academic partners

We do multidisciplinary research cooperating with several other institutions:

1998 – today
Security Group,
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
2008 – today
Evolvable Hardware Group,
Brno University of Technology
evolutionary algorithms in cryptography
2014 – today
human aspects in security research
2014 – today
law aspects of IT security
2014 – 2021
Institute of Computer Science,
Masaryk University
security awareness measurement
2015 – today
Cyber Security,
Heriot-Watt University
usable security
2016 – today
SecGroup Unive,
Ca’ Foscari University
2017 – 2021
UCL InfoSec Group,
University College London
secure multiparty protocols
2023 – today
Tartu University,
Tartu University
X-Road and MPC signing
2019 – today
Common Criteria and FIPS security certification
2023 – today
AI for Cyber Defence research centre,
The Alan Turing Institute
Analysis of privacy transactions
Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society, Masaryk University
Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University
Institute of Computer Science, Masaryk University
UCL InfoSec Group
Cyber Security for Europe
Cyber-security Excellence Hub in Estonia and South Moravia
The Alan Turing Institute

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