The research project Center for Digital Trust is a collaboration between ETH Zurich (David Basin, Peter Müller, and Adrian Perrig) and the University of Bonn (Matthew Smith).
The project is funded by the Werner Siemens Foundation.
In general, the project focuses on closing security gaps in the transmission of sensitive data or more general transactions in the digital world.
Tesearch focuses on transfering the same properties that create trust in the real world and are trustworthy to the digital world.
As part of the project, the researchers use case studies to investigate whether the technologies that are being developed, but also that are currently being used, can actually be used as intended or whether security problems arise from the behaviour of those involved.
News article: https://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2019/12/digital-trust.html
Project page: https://cyber-trust.org/