The variety of IT security advice is huge. However, often contradictory recommendations can lead to citizens being overwhelmed. As a result, many choose to neglect their digital security. In times of advancing digitalization and home work, this can have devastating consequences.

DigiFit is a project aimed at developing and evaluating methods and tools to improve citizens’ digital fitness in the areas of IT security and data protection. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for three years until September 2025. The methods and tools developed within DigiFit are designed to help citizens develop effective and secure digital habits. The aim is to promote long-term and robust behavioral change. The basis for this is a new, positive concept of digital fitness.

If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to contact us. You can also contact us if you are interested in participating in our research, e.g. in the form of surveys. For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Martina Angela Sasse at .

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Ruhr University Bochum
Faculty of Computer Science
Human-Centred Security
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum

Room: MB 2/172

Phone: +49 (0)234 32 25028

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