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"CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries"

"CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries" pursues the goal of enabling sustainable security against large-scale adversaries, in particular nation-state attackers.

The research is characterized by a strongly interdisciplinary approach which, in addition to technical questions, also investigates the interaction of human behavior and IT security.

The scientific core of CASA is formed by four Research Hubs. The Future Cryptography Hub investigates crucial foundational problems and the Embedded Security Hub addresses platform security challenges in the context of powerful attackers. The Secure Systems Hub will provide solutions for building complex systems in a secure fashion. Finally, the research in the Usability Hub will address the challenge of making the research in the three technical hubs usable for humans.

The Transfer Lab will investigate the integration of the security solutions from the Research Hubs into real-world applications in a truly meaningful manner.

Numerous CASA members in the final of the NIST standardization process for post-quantum cryptography

Amir Moradi contributed 8 papers to CHES.

Distinguished Paper Awards for Konrad Rieck and Thorsten Holz (USENIX) and Alena Naiakshina (SOUPS).

CASA Summer School on Blockchain Security

The paper "Faster Addition and Doubling on Elliptic Curves" by the CASA PIs Daniel J. Bernstein and Tanja Lange is awarded the IACR Test-of-Time Award 2022

Organization of the first international "Women in Security and Cryptography" Workshop

CASA Retreat 2021

Admission of Angela Sasse to the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

First Strategy Meeting With the CASA Advisory Board

Best Paper Award for Gregor Leander at the CRYPTO

DFG publishes call for proposals for Clusters of Excellence within the Excellence Strategy

First 3-day CASA Retreat

Start of the regularly held CASA Distinguished Lectures

CASA consortium agreement adopted

CASA Initial Research Projects begin

Funding decision: CASA becomes Cluster of Excellence

CASA is invited to submit full proposal 

First planning meeting with RUB 

Early 2016
July 2020
September 2022
August 2022
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June 2022
April 2022
March 2022
January 2022
September 2021
August 2021
June 2021
March 2021
November 2020
October 2020
August 2020
January 2020
July 2016
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
May 2020
End of March 2019
March 2019
March 2019
January 2019
January 2019
September 2018
February 2018
September 2017
April 2017
2016

First idea for an EXC application by the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security

CASA Retreat 2022

CASA researchers win global NIST standardization process on post-quantum cryptography

Prof. Eike Kiltz receives ERC Advanced Grant
Prof. Thorsten Holz and Prof. Konrad Rieck receive ERC Consolidator Grants
ERC Starting Grant for Prof. Michael Walter
Closing Event of the Art-Science Residency "RE:SEARCHING IT SECURITY"

The Art-Science residency RE:SEARCHING IT-SECURITY begins

Minister of Culture and Science Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen visits HGI and CASA as part of her research trip "#Möglichmacher"

Amir Moradi set a record in the history of the CHES conference - co-authoring of 10 accepted papers

CASA Online-Retreat for PhDs and Postdocs

CASA Early Career Researchers at Full Strength: Target of 40 Phds and Postdocs Reached

First Mid-Term Reviews of CASA Research Projects

Intel's "Outstanding Researcher Award" for Thorsten Holz

First place in CSAW competition for Jörg Schwenk

Best Paper Award for Amir Moradi at CHES

Grand opening of the Cluster of Excellence 

Start of 6 CASA Fundamental Research Projects 

Start of the Cluster of Excellence

Full proposal CASA is submitted 

Draft proposal for "CASA" submitted