Backes SRT was founded in 2010 under the name X-pire! and is a spin-off company of Saarland University. Backes SRT devoted its effort to security in the digital communication, to security analysis as well as to the research and development of innovative security technologies. In 2012, the company was renamed to the current name Backes SRT GmbH with its headquarter in Saarbrücken.

The goal of the company is to support clients in matters of data security and to develop technologies that facilitate secure communication in the globally connected world. Backes SRT puts a special focus on software to improve security on the Internet and mobile applications in the area of the Android operating system. The SRT AppGuard pro app enables users to find hidden data accesses and switch them off. In addition to end-customer, we also support companies tracking and influenceing the data leaked to the world wide web and other third parties. Proven expertise transformed Backes SRT GmbH to a highly demanded consulting partner for companies of any size.

Backes SRT was founded by Professor Michael Backes and Stefan Lorenz. Michael Backes is holder of the Chair for Information Security and Cryptography at the Saarland University and Max Planck Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for software systems.

Backes SRT GmbH is part of the Scheer holding. This connection and the found Professor Michael Backes enables a a unique connection to top-class research institutes as well as broad segments of the IT industry.

Innovation meets Security

Made in Saarland

Innovation meets Security

Made in Saarland

 

Prof. Dr. Michael Backes is the initiator and founder of Backes SRT GmbH. He is a professor at the University of Saarland where he is Professor for Information Security and Cryptography. He is the Director of the BMBF funded IT security competence centre CISPA (Center for IT security, privacy, and accountability), and at the same time leads a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems as Max Planck Fellow. In addition, he is senior scientist and Deputy Coordinator of the DFG funded excellence multimodal computing and interaction (MMCI).

Prof. Backes has made pioneering contributions in foundational as well as applied IT security by the development and analysis of security protocols, privacy and data protection, new attack methods and by answering fundamental questions of security. Michael Backes has more than 130 scientific research articles published. Most of these articles appeared in the world’s leading conferences and journals of IT security. He has numerous scientific awards received such as the TR35 award, the ERC starting Grant, a fellowship of the Max Planck Society, the IBM Faculty Award, the Microsoft award for outstanding research in privacy enhancing technologies, and an IBM outstanding achievement award. He was appointed as the leading German scientists under 40 years of age in 2010 by the financial times Germany, and in 2010 and 2011 by the computer week as one of the most important IT persons in Germany.

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