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Two papers received special awards.

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For their paper on security measures and trust processes in open source software, a team of IT security researchers received the Distinguished Paper Award at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy…

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The newly appointed professor of implementation security is aware of the danger to which private data in ID cards, bank cards and co. are exposed.

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Interview with Roy Maxion, Research Professor at the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University

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Security experts from paluno, the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology at the University of Duisburg-Essen have developed a new technique that, for the first time, enables fuzz testing of protected…

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RUB security researchers win worldwide NIST standardization process for post-quantum cryptography. This means that encryption methods developed in Bochum, which even quantum computers cannot crack,…

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The conferences will take place in Boston from 7-12 August.

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At the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy, two PhD positions are to be filled as soon as possible in cooperation with the RUB and the TU Braunschweig.

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Topic: "Engaging Software Developers: Approaches to Research with Professional Teams".

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From June 20-23, participants had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and network.

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The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING for further four years. CASA PI Lucas Davi is leading two subprojects in this third period, which focus on…

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Topic: "Fast Communication Efficient Secure Multi-Party Computation"

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Topic: "Keeping Secrets at a Distance: New Approaches to Nuclear Monitoring and Verification"

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Professorships in Computer Science are available at the Faculty of Computer Science.

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The prestigious conference on cryptography takes place in Santa Barbara, USA, from August 13. - 18.

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A professorship in Computing and Society is available at the Faculty of Computer Science for the Research Center Trustworthy Data Science and Security (RC Trust).

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A professorship in Fairness and Transparency is available at the Faculty of Computer Science for the Research Center Trustworthy Data Science and Security (RC Trust).

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Up to now, protecting hardware against manipulation has been a laborious business: expensive, and only possible on a small scale. And yet, two simple antennas might do the trick.

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At the kick-off of the new lecture series of the Research Center Trustworthy Data Science and Security, the interdisciplinary research spectrum and future-oriented issues for an increasingly digital…

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In the 29th 5x5000 competition of the RUB e-learning team, Dr. Vladislav Mladenov and Dr. Christian Mainka convinced with their idea.

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The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites to Ghassan Karame’s inaugural lecture.

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Topic: "Model-based security: Connecting models and code"

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CASA cordially invites you to the next ITS regulars' table on Thursday, June 2 at 6 pm.

 

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Wirelessly functioning devices, such as routers or voice assistants, are now omnipresent in our households. At the same time, wireless communication endangers our privacy: Passive eavesdroppers are…

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The RC Trustworthy Data Science and Security invites you to its Inaugural Symposium on May 23.

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Latest artwork "APES" by Berlin-based media artist Marco Barotti presented at the Faculty of Computer Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB).

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CASA cordially invites you to the next ITS regulars' table on Thursday 5 May at 12 pm.

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Michael Walter brings together research areas that, at first glance, have little to do with each other – ranging from algebra to quantum computing.

 

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Practical applications are often complex and mathematically messy – which is why theoretical research has often dealt with problems that have nothing to do with real-world situations. Eike Kiltz hopes…

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History is full of unprecedented crimes. In the age of digitalisation, the scope has widened even more. Alena Naiakshina gives an example in the series "The greatest crimes".

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Young researchers can now register for the CASA Summer School on the topic of Blockchain Security.

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The Faculty of Computer Science invites students to the job fair ITS.Connect on May 3, 2022.

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Junior scientists can explore cryptography in practice at the Summer School in Bonn from September 12 to 16, 2022.

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Stealing design plans from chips can be profitable. An interdisciplinary research team wants to prevent the theft of ideas.

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The CASA/HGI office is looking for a full-time team assistant with immediate effect.

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CASA cordially invites you to the next ITS regulars' table this Thursday, April 7 at 6pm.

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At the end of the art-science residency RE:SEARCHING IT SECURITY, Marco Barotti will present his artwork APES on the RUB campus - before it starts its journey to international art festivals directly…

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Around 2 million euros in funding for his research on software security.

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Nearly 2 million euros in funding for machine learning project at TU Braunschweig.

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The paper "Faster Addition and Doubling on Elliptic Curves" by Daniel J. Bernstein and Tanja Lange is honored.

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With regard to the current situation, CASA wants to help fled and persecuted researchers.

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From August 14-19, the DPG and the Clusters of Excellence CASA and ML4Q invite you to the Summer School.

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The researcher is an expert in quantum information and theoretical computer science.

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Interview with Veelasha Moonsamy at the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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Topic: "Lightweight Cryptography"

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NRW Minister of Science Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen was given an insight into current IT security research at RUB.

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Within the framework of an art-science residency entitled "RE:SEARCHING IT SECURITY", an intensive collaboration between the HGI and media artist Marco Barotti takes place.

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The researcher is an expert in blockchain security, especially for Bitcoins. He came across this focus rather by chance through a newspaper article.

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The HGI & CASA team wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Artificial intelligence can imitate people’s voices. Scammers are already taking advantage of this on the phone. A team in Bochum is working on a solution.

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6G is to be more powerful and secure than previous mobile communications standards. A consortium in Bochum is doing the groundwork.

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Quantum computers are expected to transform processes in industry and society in the future. A research team consisting of the Cluster of Excellence CASA and the Max Planck Institute for Security and…

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A W2-Tenure-Track-Professorship for Human Factors in Security and Privacy is to be filled at the Faculty of Computer Science of Ruhr-Universität Bochum at the earliest possible date.

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A W3-Professorship for System Security is to be filled at the Faculty of Computer Science of Ruhr-Universität Bochum at the earliest possible date.

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Topic: "Johnny’s Journey Toward Usable Secure E-Mail"

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The Faculty of Computer Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for a W1-Professorship (with Tenure Track W2) and a W3-Professorship for Privacy.

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Prof. Dr. Alena Naiakshina has filled the professorship Developer Centered Security since November 2021.

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Successful appointment of the professorship for Information Security.

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Using so-called XS leaks, personal data can be accessed on the web. Many browsers are affected.

 

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The Heinz Nixdorf Foundation supports Clara Schneidewind's research group with 1.15 million euros.

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Topic: "Privacy-friendly presence and proximity tracing"

 

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From January 17 to March 18, 2022, an artist residency themed RE:SEARCHING IT SECURITY will be held at the CASA.

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Topic: "In Hardware We Trust? The Struggle, Challenges, and Future of Trusted Computing"

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From September 28 to 30, the CASA Retreat 2021 took place in Velen. Over the course of three days, participants were offered a varied program of lectures, poster sessions and networking opportunities.…

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After Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz left the Ruhr-University Bochum after more than 11 years, there is now a new CASA speaker team, including Prof. Dr. Angela Sasse.

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The first Women in Security and Cryptography (WISC) workshop of the CASA cluster of excellence took place from 21-23 September 2021. WISC is a sister event of the renowned computer security conference…

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Cordial invitation to the next ITS regulars' table on Thursday, 7 October at 6 pm.

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The Cluster of Excellence CASA has launched a new event to promote outstanding female students and scientists.

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On Thursday, September 16, Professor Christof Paar received the City of Bochum's Ring of Honor for his commitment to IT security in Bochum.

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First SecHuman Winter School of the second funding period - in cooperation with CASA - on the focus "Gender and Diversity in Cybersecurity Research" takes place.

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For the first time since 1985, the RUB is founding a new faculty. As a focus of study and research, computer science is thus given a special status.

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Professor Amir Moradi from the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security set a record in the history of the CHES conference.

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Since 2017, the European Competence Center for IT Security (eurobits e.V.), based in Bochum, Germany, has presented the annual eurobits Excellence Award to students who have written outstanding theses…

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Popular unlocking patterns are often in the shape of a letter – and are easy to guess. A bad thing if someone loses their mobile phone and it ends up in the wrong hands.

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For data protection reasons, the messaging app Signal is becoming ever more important. Unlike WhatsApp, the Signal app asks you to create a PIN during setup. But why?

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With an interdisciplinary team, the new advisory board strengthens the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

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From September 21-23, the CASA Cluster of Excellence will host the first-ever "Women in Security and Cryptography WISC" international workshop.

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Now the researcher has been admitted to the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

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Logging into an online shop without a password, using only the fingerprint? In this situation, it’s not surprising that users have the impression that their biometric data is transmitted to the…

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A research team has discovered a security gap in modern mobile phones that is very unlikely to have been created by accident. In fact, it should have been removed back in 2013.

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Topic: "Building Secure Key Exchange Protocols From Passwords".

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Cordial invitation to the next ITS regulars' table on Thursday, July 1 at 6 pm.

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Services like Google collect a lot of data about their users. Anyone can see the information that is stored about them. But that doesn’t scare users away. On the contrary.

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Filming for the ARD documentary also took place at HGI.

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A special feature in PDF documents makes it possible for two contractual parties to sign them digitally one after the other. However, the second party can also change the content of the contract…

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From September 21-23, the Cluster of Excellence CASA will host the first international "Women in Security and Cryptography Workshop (WISC)".

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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz explains why data protection and pandemic control are not mutually exclusive.

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Cordial invitation to the next ITS regulars' table on Thursday, May 6 at 6 pm.

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CASA scientists are conducting research in a project consortium.

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Novel software system vulnerability defenses.

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From Hardware Trojans to Cognitive Obfuscation.

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Registration is requested.

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The human factor in IT security.

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In our news series, we feature a Research Hub once a week.

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Franziska Herbert (Mobile Security) is the new decentralized Equal Opportunity Officer of the faculty ETIT.

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Registration is necessary.

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Most of the finalists in the NIST PQC standardizing process are members of CASA.

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China has the highest acceptance of usage.

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Elahe Sadeghi completed her planned internship at CASA online.

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The TLS encryption protocol is normally considered to be very safe - but a team of researchers at HGI has now discovered a vulnerability.

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CASA cordially invites you to the workshop for women*.

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Christof Beierle, Prof. Gregor Leander, and HGI guest scientist Yosuke Todo receive an award for their paper "Improved Differential-Linear Attacks with Applications to ARX Ciphers."

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For six years now, countless calls have been handled via the Voice over LTE telephone standard. The calls were not tap-proof.

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With their proposals the scientists contribute to a secure future of cryptography.

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In 2019, researchers from Bochum identified vulnerabilities in PDF signature that enabled them to manipulate the content of documents unnoticed.

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This method exposes fake images created by computer algorithms rather than by humans.

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Numerous scientists present their work at the conferences.

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“Alexa,” “Hey Siri,” “OK Google” – voice assistants are supposed to react to these triggers. But other words activate them, too.

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If a person was affected by Covid-19 or not influences the attitude towards the Corona Warning App.

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The contact tracing application of the German government had caused controversy earlier on.

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Researchers from Bochum and Karlsruhe analyse how faked phishing mails can raise awareness among employees...

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Further lectures by top-class scientists will follow in the next weeks

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"RAINCOAT - Randomization in Secure Nano-Scale Microarchitectures" is a joint work of Lucas Davi and Tim Güneysu.

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Digital courses continue.

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The CASA Summer School 2020 cannot take place in June due to Covid-19.

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The Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security has published a white paper on 5G and the associated challenges for IT security.

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The Talk of Kathrin Hövelmanns is held as a zoom webinar.

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Many CASA-members have also signed.

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Attackers can gain complete control over the chips and their functionalities via the vulnerability

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Article in "Forschung und Lehre".

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Interview with Prof. Angela Sasse und Prof. Thorsten Holz...

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How to reach the HGI/CASA office now.

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CASA/HGI Researchers investigated the usefulness.

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"Dezentrale Gleichstellung" ETIT and CASA invites you.

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The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) takes place from February 23 to 26.

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Top IT security researchers will talk about different aspects of Trojans in a unique holistic manner.

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Researchers advise to close the deficit soon with regard to the mobile phone standard 5G.

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According to media reports, CIA and BND have been spying on governments by selling manipulated encryption devices over a company called "Crypto AG"...

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The scientists have the highest number of publications at the leading computer security conferences in Europe.

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Holz was one of seven researchers worldwide to receive this award for his research on "Collaborative and Resilient Autonomous Systems".

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2019 was a good start for the equal opportunities in CASA.

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The CASA/HGI team wishes you and your family a peaceful Christmas time, peaceful holidays and a happy new year 2020!

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Between Christmas and New Year the "36C3" takes place in Leipzig...

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This year's workshop for "Elliptic Curve Cryptography" started on Monday, 2.12.2019, at the event centre of the Ruhr-University. The ECC 2019 is funded by CASA.

ECC is an annual workshop dedicated to…

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The new event format on career paths provides impulses for doctoral candidates in IT security.

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The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is looking for alumnae in the field of engineering sciences for the project "We are shaping the future: Women engineers in focus".

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A team of researchers from the Chair of Network and Data Security shows how how an attacker can exfiltrate the content without having the corresponding keys

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CASA promotes the participation of female researchers in the well-known congress.

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Information about the 14th interdisciplinary symposium of the working group Identity Protection on the Internet (a-i3)

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What sounds like a harmless piece of music to the human ear might be understood by a machine to be an instruction to perform a specific task.

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The event starts today, October 22, on 12.00 o'clock.

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The workshop was organized by Dr. Juraj Somorovsky (Chair for Network and Data Security).

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The EU campaign offers many exciting activities and events...

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Topic: „A human-centered approach to the secure application of cryptography“

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The media coverage of Google's possible quantum supremacy shows how relevant the research on quantum-resistant algorithms is. CASA-Scientists are in the vanguard of the competition for their…

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CASA scientists are investigating the use of cookie consent notices in a large study.

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The competition aims to find new lightweight cryptographic standards.

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For a collaboration with investigative journalists, Prof. Thorsten Holz from the Chair of System Security analyzed the source code of a malicious software that was presumably used in Turkey to spy on…

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Prof. Christof Paar, Dr. Amir Moradi and Thorben Moos were honored at the „Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems 2019“...

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The event took place in May 2019.

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The "IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy" is the most prestigious conference within IT security...

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High-profile victims include the corporations Thyssen-Krupp and Bayer. In collaboration with researchers from Bochum, the broadcasting companies Bayerischer Rundfunk and NDR have now exposed…

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With his lecture on "Cyber and Hardware Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries" he was able to take the present political scientists into the world of IT security...

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In cooperation with investigative journalists of the Süddeutsche Zeitung and the NDR, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz and doctoral student Moritz Contag have clarified the technical details behind "Operation…

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Prof. Dr. Christof Paar is an expert in applied cryptography at the Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB) - and has been researching IT security for more than 20 years. Now the National Academy of Sciences…

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