The project MonIKA (Monitoring through Information Fusion and Classification for Anomaly detection) is a project funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. It takes place in close cooperation with project partners from science and industry. These are the Fraunhofer Institute FKIE, the Independent Centre for Privacy Protection Schleswig-Holstein (ULD) and the EADS subcompany Cassidian Cybersecurity. The objective of MonIKA is to develop and establish new effective methods of information fusion and classification for any kind of anomaly detection of Internet infrastructure, taking into account the legal framework and copyright aspects. Especially protection of sensitive content like data or media is one of the main goals. Given the global relevance of the Internet in the private and business sector, as well as the continually developing security situation, this goal is of high and growing social relevance. Procedures to verify and secure IT systems are so far limited to closed systems, but should be extended to systems that span multiple administrative domains. In this way it should be possible to draw on knowledge and observation from other systems, creating for all participants an improved IT security situational awareness. The project began in March 2012 and extends over 24 months.