The Department of Software Engineering and IT Security creates processes, methods and tools for the efficient development of secure software-intensive systems. The innovative features of intelligent products and services are increasingly based on software and will hence depend on its quality to a significant extent. The increasing connectivity of systems throws up new challenges when it comes to safeguarding know-how and data and securing them against attack. The efficient development of reliable and secure software (in the sense of safety and security) is therefore all the more vital. We attach particular importance to taking constructive measures to consider the security of software and the system as a whole from the outset (security by design).