The usd HeroLab is the technology and research center of usd AG. We stand for excellent technological know-how and security analyses at the highest level. Our analysts identify vulnerabilities in IT systems and applications and point out to companies where they are vulnerable and how they can raise their security level. Our mission is “more security”.

Christian Frei
Head of usd HeroLab

“Security is close to everyone’s heart here. You can feel that in our daily work, in our releationships with our customers, in our team spirit and the dedication we share with others. I am proud of how my team contribute to our joint mission.”



We share the knowledge we gain in our practical work and through our research with the security community in public events held in the CST Academytraining courses and publications. Commitment to teaching is also part of our responsibility. We maintain numerous partnerships with universities and educate young people about IT security with a practical approach in seminars and lectures. Our cooperation partners include Goethe University Frankfurt, Technical University of Darmstadt, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, University of Applied Sciences Mainz and the University of Applied Sciences Munich.