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Meeyoung Cha recognized for her "creative achievements in the field of science and technology".

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MPI-SP’s Founding Director and CASA PI Christof Paar, as well as co-authors Jan Pelzl and Tim Güneysu (also CASA-PI) release a new edition of the most popular cryptography textbook.

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The fourth CASA comic takes readers on an exciting journey through the research of Research Hub D of the Cluster of Excellence CASA.

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In episode 18 of the podcast, CASA-PI Clara Schneidewind is the guest.

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International study reveals challenges in the detection of AI-generated media by humans.

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The CHI takes place this year from May 11-16 in Honolulu, USA.

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The newly appointed professor has been passionate about computer science since her childhood and moved from Mauritius to the world to pursue it. Today, she encourages other women to follow her path in…

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In April, the Excellence Cluster CASA celebrates its 5th anniversary. Let's review the highlights of this journey.

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Registration for this year's Summer School is open until June 17th.

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The Early Career Researchers of our Cluster of Excellence CASA spent a day exchanging interdisciplinary perspectives on their research at Beckmanns Hof, Ruhr University Bochum (RUB).

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Children often find it hard to detach from smartphones and tablets. A research team from Bochum aims to objectively assess their usage behavior.

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Private ECDSA keys could be compromised.

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RUB's official CTF team, the FluxFingers, organized an introductory event for female ITS students to get them acquainted with the topic of "Capture the Flag".

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The topic is "Shedding Light on Data Collection and Security Issues in Modern Apps."

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"I am an academic with all my heart," states Bilal Zafar. After several years in industry, the computer scientist has returned to university, advocating for diversity and fairness.

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The guests are of episode 17 on IT Security in Bochum are Thomas Eiskirch and Thomas Wollinger.

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The newly appointed professor puts engineers at the centre of her research. She shows that computer science is much more than just programming code.

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Peter Schwabe has been appointed Director at the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP) in Bochum to lead the development of new cryptographic systems.

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Advisory Board of our Cluster of Excellence CASA loses a longstanding and valuable member.

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His research focuses on real networked and distributed software systems.

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Participants were invited to a hacking workshop for web applications at the campus of Ruhr-University Bochum from March 22 to 24, 2023.

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The topic is "Provable Security for PKI Schemes - and the (Composable) Modular Security Specifications Framework."

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In our mini series, Principal Investigators from our Cluster of Excellence CASA share what has inspired them in their first year at our research location in Bochum, Germany. This time, Karola Marky is…

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Lukas Stennes, Shahram Rasoolzadeh, and Gregor Leander are honored with the Best Paper Award at the "Fast Software Encryption Conference" in Leuven, Belgium.

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The CASA speaker has been honored with one of the most prestigious research funding awards in Germany, in Berlin.

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The scientist is joining the AI-network of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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The newly appointed Professor for System Security is looking forward to joining the Faculty of Computer Science and returning to her beloved Ruhr region.

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The topic is "Scaling zkSNARKs".

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RUB Professor Eike Kiltz receives the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in Berlin – Science

Talk 'CyBARsecurity' on March 14th at Trinkhalle Bochum.

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The topic is "From Dashboards to Labels: Help users manage and make decision about privacy".

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Scientific Exchange and Collaboration : CASA PI Gathering 2024 sparks new ideas!

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The professor was honoured in San Diego for her groundbreaking paper "Users are not the enemy".

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Cybersecurity? But without old-schooled formulas and for people without expert knowledge? The CyBARsecurity event is back for the second round!

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On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, CASA researchers share their perspectives on the relevance of diverse teams in research.

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The topic is "Security needs Trust needs Security".

 

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The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites all those interested to Prof. Karola Marky’s inaugural lecture “Digital sovereignty in a world that runs on shared data” on 21 February 2024 from 3…

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In our mini series "One Year at CASA", Principal Investigators from our Cluster of Excellence CASA share what has inspired them in their first year at our research location in Bochum, Germany. This…

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From March 19 to 20, 2024, the Cluster of Excellence CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries and the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP) are hosting the Hardware…

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The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites all interested parties to Prof Yuval Yarom’s inaugural lecture “Processor Security – Fighting a Losing Battle” on 18 January 2024 from 3 pm!

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As the year ends, we wish you Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

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The computer scientist officially becomes a member starting January 2024.

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From March 22 to 24, 2024, the second Creative.Minds workshop will take place in Bochum, specifically designed for women interested in hacking and CTF challenges.

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With their work "Terrapin Attack: Breaking SSH Channel Integrity By Sequence Number Manipulation", researchers uncover critical vulnerabilities in the Internet standard SSH, which is used over 15…

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The cryptography expert is honored with the most prestigious German research funding award, endowed with 2.5 million euros.

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Sandip Kundu is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites all those who are interested to attend the Inauguration Lecture on November 22, 2023!

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This year's edition of the quantum computer course has motivated more students than ever to participate.

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The topic is "Model Extraction Attack On Deep Neural Networks Running On GPUs"

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Solana is a fast-growing blockchain that allows decentralized apps to be developed and brought to market. Using a new analysis method, a research team from paluno - The Ruhr Institute for Software…

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Monitoring whether states are complying with disarmament treaties is not an easy task. An international team has been exploring remote monitoring with the help of two antennas and a couple of mirrors.

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2018, the Spectre attack revealed critical security vulnerabilities in numerous systems that could be exploited to harvest sensitive data. The implementation of countermeasures is supposed to protect…

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The topic is: "Cache Side-Channel Attacks on Existing and Emerging Computing Platforms"

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Just in time for European Cyber Security Month, the IT security podcast "Nachgehackt" returns in October with new episodes.

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The topic is: "Automatic Detection of Microarchitectural Leaks"

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The Cluster of Excellence CASA supported a master's graduate from Ukraine with a scholarship to continue his education in Germany.

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As part of the internationally renowned Ars Electronica Festival 2023, the artwork APES, created during our cluster's art-science residency by media artist Marco Barotti, was showcased.

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Cluster of Excellence CASA sponsors online course for students in upper grades on the topic of quantum computing.

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The conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from Sept. 10-14, 2023.

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From the 4th to the 6th September 2023, the workshop STEVE will take place at Beckmanns Hof at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

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The three-day event took place at the RUB from 14 – 16.8.2023.

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Save the Date! Workshop “Trust and Resilience in Digital Societies” on 6th and 7th November 2023, Veranstaltungszentrum of the Ruhr University Bochum.

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The conference will take place in Santa Barbara, USA from August 19-24, 2023.

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Using an innovative approach, scientists from Bochum, Germany, together with international colleagues, have created a new level of security for caches in electronic devices.

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Awareness and phishing simulations do not provide much security in companies. What is more important is a good integration of security officers.

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Many people with statutory health insurance don’t understand the digital infrastructure behind electronic health records. One issue in particular raises concerns.

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The prestigious conferences will be held in August in Anaheim, California, USA.

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Third CASA comic takes readers on an exciting journey through the research of the Research Hub B of the CASA Cluster of Excellence.

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The Award was presented from 15th to 19th of July at the GECCO Conference in Lisbon.

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Sponsored by the Cluster of Excellence CASA, hackers from the Ruhr University Bochum travel to Las Vegas to try to bring a satellite under their control.

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Researchers have tested the software of three satellites. And they found many standard security mechanisms missing.

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From 27 to 29 June, 2023, the Cluster of Excellence CASA invited outstanding female* students, PhDs and postdocs from the field of IT security to the Women in Security and Cryptography (WISC) workshop…

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For the office of HGI and CASA we are looking for a new colleague in full-time (39.83 hrs./week) as soon as possible, limited until 31.12.2025.

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Software systems based on algorithms can contribute to the discrimination of people applying for a jobs. To change that, support is needed!

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Intelligent monkeys, mathematical hunter fences and holes in a computer case - find out what all this has to do with IT security in a special issue of Rubin.

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The award recognizes her outstanding scientific achievements and her commitment to the advancement and equality of women in the field of computer science.

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Who has ever been hit by cybercrime? How do people protect themselves from it? A survey reveals similarities and differences between different groups around the world.

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Humans often have no chance whatsoever of distinguishing artificially created images, audio or videos from the real deal. This is why researchers are working on automated recognition.

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The vulnerability in OOXML signatures makes it easy to forge Word documents.

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The program is still available online.

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A look back at the SecHuman & CASA Spring School "Practicing security hands-on. Methods and practice of inclusive security".

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Uta Menges and Jonas Hielscher want to lift the label of being a nuisance from IT security measures and incorporate them more effectively into everyday life.

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The conference took place in San Francisco from 22 - 25 May.

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The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida from 17-21 June.

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Many countries have tried to reduce the infection rate with the help of Covid-19 apps. These only make a difference if people use them. Recent surveys show which factors play a role for the user…

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The meeting between scientists and company representatives at Beckmannshof set the stage for future collaboration.

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On Thursday, June 1, 2023 the next regulars' table will be held.

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Cryptocurrencies are not subject to centralised governance. The community holds the power – but fails to do all that needs to be done. As a result, the collateral of the currency might be at risk.

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5G has plenty more to offer than 4G. Radix Security makes sure that it doesn’t leave any security gaps open.

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The newly appointed professor will help minimize vulnerabilities and advance systems development with his holistic approach to computer security.

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CASA cordially invites you to the ITS Lunch-Event with Anja Zalewski and Christine Rößler.

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The speakers of the Excellence Cluster, Eike Kiltz and M. Angela Sasse, give an insight into their research in the episode "Cryptography - quantum-resistant and humane".

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His project "SymTrust" is being funded with 2.5 million euros over five years.

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Many encryption algorithms are mathematically proven to be one hundred per cent secure. Nevertheless, they sometimes fail to protect confidential data. This is because encryption doesn’t happen merely…

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A group of young female participants was invited for a web application hacking workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP) on 11-12 March 2023.

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Attackers have the ability not only to manipulate software, but also to tamper with the hardware. A team from Bochum is devising methods to detect such tampering.

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In April 2023, his membership in the Cluster of Excellence will end.

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A creative coloring book has been created from the webcomic "The Exploit" of the BASTION project by CASA Principal Investigator Thorsten Holz.

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Attacks on the TLS protocol are both rare and highly complex. And yet, the encryption experts at Ruhr University Bochum are constantly tracking down new ones.

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The professor's Digital Sovereignty research group is investigating how to protect users from manipulation online. It even involves a 3D-printed cat.

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The newly appointed professor leads the research group "Digital Sovereignty".

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The artist Ralf Baecker has designed a work of art for the Cluster of Excellence CASA that makes the research topics of IT security tangible.

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CASA cordially invites you to the ITS Ladies* Lunch on Tuesday, March 7 at 12 pm.

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The professor of Human-Centred Security was appointed due to her outstanding scientific achievements.

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Algorithms made in Bochum are becoming the global standard for secure encryption in the age of quantum computing. They’ve arrived just in time.

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From June 27 to 29, 2023, the Cluster of Excellence CASA in Bochum organizes the WISC workshop for female PhD students and outstanding female students in IT security.

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Hot future topics for the Cluster of Excellence marked this one-day get-together.

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Drones shouldn’t be able to fly over airports and should have a unique serial number. In theory.

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In a friendly exchange, the minister got to know the Bochum site as a hotspot of cybersecurity research.

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Interview with Annika Wilde on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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From January 24 to 25, 2023, the first HArdware Reverse engineeRIng workShop (HARRIS'23) took place at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. It was co-sponsored by the Cluster of Excellence CASA and the Max…

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In her statement, she argued for a more respectful treatment of IT users.

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The event doesn't take place.

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Media artist Marco Barotti's solo exhibition featured the artwork APES, created as part of the art-science residency of the CASA Cluster of Excellence, and explored the meaning of rituals in the…

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Everyone interested is welcome. The Event takes place in the Open Space, Building MC, at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

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Second CASA comic takes readers on a fascinating journey through the research of Research Hub A of the Cluster of Excellence CASA.

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Speakers are, among others, Dr. Kevin Macnish (Sopra Steria) and Dr. Deborah Wiltshire (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences).

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Secret services want to know as much as possible. For example, they try to circumvent data encryption. This can cause collateral damage, warn Bochum researchers.

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In the new episodes, exciting guests from the IT security ecosystem of the Ruhr area talk about backgrounds and current events in the field of cyber security.

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Dr. Pascal Sasdrich (Chair of Security Engineering/Faculty of Computer Science) will be funded by the DFG with 1.3 million euros for his project CAVE.

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From June 27 to 29, 2023, the Cluster of Excellence CASA will host the WISC workshop for the second time, this time in presence.

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Invitation to the Web Application Hacking Workshop on March 11-12 at the Max Planck Institute for Privacy and Security.

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The topic is: "Practical Rowhammer Attacks and Defenses"

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Open Rank: Tenured W3 or W2 Tenure Track / W1 Tenure Track

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At the end of a successful year, we're heading off for the Christmas break.

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This is how the "Fuzzware" system by HGI researchers Tobias Scharnowski and Thorsten Holz works.

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The topic is "How do quantum computers break crypto and what are we doing about it?"

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The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for three years.

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From January 11 to 15, 2023, the artwork created as part of the art-science residency RE:SEARCHING IT SECURITY will be exhibited in Marco Barotti's solo exhibition "Rituals of Wasted Technology" in…

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The topic is „Experiencing a new Internet Architecture“

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On December 1st, all interested women* in ITS will meet at the Christmas Market in Bochum.

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David Knichel, Amir Moradi, Nicolai Müller, and Pascal Sasdrich convinced the jury with their concept and win 100,000 euros in prize money.

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Participation is free of charge. All women in computer science and ITS are invited.

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He will give a lecture on “Simply Secure: Tools for Automated Generation and Evaluation of Protected Hardware”.

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On November 10, the three best concepts will be awarded at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

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The topic is “Threshold Implementations - provably secure countermeasure against physical attacks“

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The award ceremony take place on November, 10, from 4.30 pm, at the Convention Center.

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CASA cordially invites you to the next ITS regulars' table on Thursday, November 3 at 6 pm.

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In order for IT security to work, it should be understandable for everyone and easy to integrate into daily routines.

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Using cloud services without running into trouble with the GDPR – the company Edgeless Systems makes it possible. Founder Dr. Felix Schuster reflects on the somewhat difficult entry into a new market.

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How discussions, poster sessions, and a joint hiking tour strengthened the team during a stay in Königswinter.

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As an Advisory Board member, he participated in the three-day CASA retreat.

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The renowned computer science expert joined this year’s CASA retreat in Königswinter.

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The next date will be in November.

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Cluster of Excellence CASA launches a science comic series and takes readers on a fascinating journey to the secrets of secure systems.

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For his research in the field of software security, Dr. Lucas Davi, CASA Principal Investigator and assistant professor at paluno, the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology at the University of…

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Legal experts and software developers must work hand in hand to fulfill the necessary data protection requirements and implement software that is legally compliant. In a collaborative research project…

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At this year's CHES, CASA Principal Investigator Amir Moradi is once again reporting a successful outcome.

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Special guests are Christine Skropke from Secunet and Jana Bodenstedt from Eurobits.

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The team received second place.

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Three 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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