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Christina Scholten/ Emma Bausen

Die CHI findet dieses Jahr vom 11-16.Mai in Honolulu, USA statt.

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Lisa Bischoff, RUB

The newly appointed professor has been passionate about computer science since her childhood and moved from Mauritius to the world to pursue it.…

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The CASA PIs and the CASA team gather.

Christina Scholten

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

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Children using Media

Julia Weiler, RUB

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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Christina Scholten

Private ECDSA keys could be compromised.

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Johanna Schenkel and Selina Danelzik introduce interested female students into CTF at the FluxFingers empowerment event.

Lisa Drinhaus

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

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Dr. Simon Rohlmann is awarded with CAST/GI promotion prize.

Charlotte Schab, Faculty of Computer Science

Dr. Simon Rohlmann, professor for IT Security/Information Security at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, is honoured for his outstanding work…

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Projekt Codefluencer

Friederike Schneider, Cube 5

Share experiences and get people excited about IT security!

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

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Bilal Zafar was appointed as new professor for Computing und Society.

Julia Weiler, RUB

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

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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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Julia Weiler, RUB

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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Arne Dessaul, RUB

His research focuses on real networked and distributed software systems.

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Annika Gödde

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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Shahram Rasoolzadeh, Prof. Gregor Leander and Lukas Stennes won  Best Paper Award.

Christina Scholten

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

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Prof. Dr. Eike Kiltz receives Leibniz Prize in Berlin.

Jens Wylkop/ DFG

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

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Professor Asja Fischer conducts research on Machine Learning since 2018 at Ruhr University Bochum.

Arne Dessaul

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

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Julia Weiler, RUB

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

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Visual of inCUBE

Thomas Würstlein, Cube 5

In addition to startups from the IT security sector, startups interested in working in the 5G/6G field can also apply for the first time.

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AI tackles the problem of disinformation

Correctiv Faktencheck

CORRECTIV is establishing the first fact-checking community in the German-speaking region. The Ruhr-University is one of its main research partners.

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

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The topic is "Scaling zkSNARKs."

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Mirjam Stricker, SecHuman

Taming the risks of digital technologies - interdisciplinary collaboration for a trustworthy future. 29 – 31 July 2024, Ruhr University Bochum.

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Quantum computers decode our data.

Christina Scholten

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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Christina Scholten

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

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Lisa Drinhaus

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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The winners are delighted to receive the Dobbertin Prize 2023

Lisa Drinhaus

ITS-Students win 300 € Dobbertin Prize

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Women in Science Day / CASA

Annika Gödde

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, female CASA researchers share their perspectives on the…

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Karola Marky boosts our self-determination in the digital world.

The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites all those interested to Prof. Karola Marky’s inaugural lecture “Digital sovereignty in a world that…

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Between Christmas and New Year, Bochum ITS students have the chance to demonstrate their skills in the field of cryptography.

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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…

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Arne Dessaul, RUB

The computer scientist officially becomes a member starting January 2024.

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Christina Scholten

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

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Innovations in the field of cyber security wanted. Teams and individuals with promising projects in the field of cyber security can apply now.

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Christina Scholten

With their work "Terrapin Attack: Breaking SSH Channel Integrity By Sequence Number Manipulation", researchers uncover critical vulnerabilities in the…

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Annika Gödde

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…

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Jens Wylkop, RUB

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

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Christina Scholten

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

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Martina Rinkens

Cube 5 offers the opportunity to network and meet like-minded people.

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

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Julia Weiler

Monitoring whether states are complying with disarmament treaties is not an easy task. An international team has been exploring remote monitoring with…

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Julia Weiler, RUB

2018, the Spectre attack revealed critical security vulnerabilities in numerous systems that could be exploited to harvest sensitive data. The…

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Thomas Würstlein, Cube 5

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

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Annika Gödde

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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Annika Gödde

Ghassan Karame is new Spokesperson, Tim Güneysu his deputy

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Annika Gödde

As part of the internationally renowned Ars Electronica Festival 2023, the artwork APES, created during the art-science residency "RE:SEARCHING IT…

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Christina Scholten

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

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Annika Gödde

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

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Uwe Müller

Annika Gödde

The Senior Vice President of the Cyber Security Solutions division of ETAS GmbH will support the HGI in questions of research orientation and…

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inCube

Thomas Würstlein

Until 15 September, early-stage cybersecurity startups have the opportunity to apply for the fourth batch of the startup incubator inCUBE. By…

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Martin Stratmann

Annika Gödde

The former President of the Max Planck Society will now strengthen the Board of Trustees of the Institute.

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Workshop

Mirjam Stricker, SecHuman

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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International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

Christina Scholten

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

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Usenix Logo

Christina Scholten

In addition, CASA PI Karola Marky received a Best Poster Award at SOUPS.

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Christina Scholten

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

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Meike Drießen, RUB

Awareness and phishing simulations do not bring much security to companies. It would be more important to integrate security officers properly.

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Marky, Panskus

Julia Weiler, RUB

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

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Christina Scholten

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

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Annika Gödde

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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Yuval Yarom

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

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Charlotte Schab, Faculty of Computer Science

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…

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For the Horst-Görtz-Institute for IT-Security we are looking for a part-time (8 hrs/week) student assistant to support our PR and Marketing Team.

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Akademische Feier Informatik

Emma Bausen

They received 500 Euro in prize money from the cybersecurity company G Data. 

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Moritz Schloegel und Johannes Willbold

Julia Weiler, RUB

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

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Annika Gödde

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…

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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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RUBIN Cover

Julia Weiler, RUB

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…

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Annika Gödde

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

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Clemens Binder, Cube 5

The Entrepreneurship Explorer supports young scientists and international startups in the early stages of developing and implementing business ideas…

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Sicherheit in der Öffentlichkeit

Meike Drießen, RUB

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

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Jonas Ricker

Meike Drießen, RUB

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

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In her role, she advises the HGI on research direction and strategy.

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Softwareentwicklung und Analyse

Christina Scholten

The problem affects signatures in Word documents, for example.

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Radix Security

Martina Rinkens, Cube 5

The Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) is funding the Bochum-based IT security startup with a…

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Work with Lego figures in the workshop

Mirjam Stricker, SecHuman

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

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Dokumentation

Christina Scholten

The program is still available online.

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Flyer

Emma Bausen

The HGI and the Faculty of Computer Science invite you to the Open Space starting from 2:00 pm.

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Office Security

Meike Drießen, RUB

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

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 Johannes Willbold, Steffen Becker and Moritz Schlögel celebrate their Distinguished Paper Awards.

Christina Scholten

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

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Yuval Yarom

Christina Scholten

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

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Symbolfoto

Lisa Bischoff, RUB

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…

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Marieke Dohrmann

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

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Christina Scholten

More than 200 participants celebrated IT research in Bochum on 10 May to mark the 20th anniversary of the HGI and the founding of the Faculty of…

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Bitcoin

Julia Weiler, RUB

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,…

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David Rupprecht

Meike Drießen, RUB

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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Portrait of Yuval Yarom

Christina Scholten

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

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Registration is still possible until 1 May.

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Anja Zalewski and Christine Rößler

Marieke Dohrmann

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

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Call for Startups

Martina Rinkens

The inCUBE incubator is entering the next round. Applications are open until April 30.

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Charlotte Schab

The Faculty of Computer Science invites students to the job fair for IT security on May 9, 2023.

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Christina Scholten

We cordially invite all interested parties to celebrate with us.

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Podcast Episode Image

Christina Scholten

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

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Gregor Leander

Christina Scholten

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

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Amir Moradi

Julia Weiler, RUB

Many encryption algorithms are mathematically proven to be one hundred per cent secure. Nevertheless, they sometimes fail to protect confidential…

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Annika Gödde

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)…

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Steffen Becker and Endres Puschner

Julia Weiler, RUB

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…

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Farewell Party for Thorsten Holz

Christina Scholten

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

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Robert Merget

Lisa Bischoff, RUB

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

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Karola Marky

Christina Scholten

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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 Smartphone Kontakte

Christina Scholten

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

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Annika Gödde

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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Logo Cyber Security Challenge Germany

Anyone between the ages of 14 and 25 who is interested in IT security can participate.

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Angela Sasse

Christina Scholten

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

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Head-up-display

Julia Weiler, RUB

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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Annika Gödde

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…

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The Bochum-Saarbrücken research team

Julia Weiler, RUB

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

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MKW Minister Ina Brandes and RUB Rector Martin Paul.

Christina Scholten

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

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Annika Gödde

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

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Julian Speith & Steffen Becker, MPI-SP

From January 24 to 25, 2023, the first HArdware Reverse engineeRIng workShop (HARRIS'23) took place at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. It was…

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Angela Sasse Portrait

Christina Scholten

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

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Portrait of Wanda Gerding

The event doesn't take place.

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Annika Gödde

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

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Popcorn Cinema

Christina Scholten

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

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Annika Gödde

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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Registration is necessary, places are limited.

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Annual Symposium logo

Invitation to the annual symposium of the graduate school "Security for Humans in Cyberspace" (SecHuman) on 10 February 2023

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Meike Drießen, RUB

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

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Logo Nachgehackt

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…

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Thomas Würstlein, Cube 5

We continue our series "Alumni of the Month" in January with Prof. Dr. Sebastian Gajek. On January 24 there will be the opportunity for a direct…

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Portrait of Pascal Sasdrich

Christina Scholten

Dr. Pascal Sasdrich (Chair of Security Engineering) 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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CASA Distinguished Lecture Kaveh Razavi

The topic is: "Practical Rowhammer Attacks and Defenses"

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Join the team

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

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Tim Güneysu and Gregor Leander

Christina Scholten

His deputy is Gregor Leander.

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HGI Christmas Card

Christina Scholten

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

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Tobias Scharnowksi and Thorsten Holz

Julia Weiler, RUB

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

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Dr.-Ing. Christian Mainka and Dr.-Ing. Vladislav Mladenov

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

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Carola Uehlken, Annika Gödde

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…

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CASA Distinguished Lecture Christian Majenz

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

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Thomas Würstlein, Cube 5

In December, we introduce Prof. Dr. Elif Bilge Kavun in our series "Alumni of the Month". At our interactive lunch break on Tuesday, 13 December 2022,…

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Mirjam Stricker, SecHuman

From ethics in IT security to the need for interdisciplinary IT security research - discover the research universe of SecHuman.

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The topic is „Experiencing a new Internet Architecture“

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Annika Gödde

Within the category "Applied Research" Simon Rohlmann and Moritz Schlögel were awarded with the 2nd and 3rd place.

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ITS Regulars Table for Women Logo

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

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Portrait of Amir Moradi

Christina Scholten

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

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SecHuman, Mirjam Stricker

On November 16, 2022, Dr. des. Mary Shnayien was honored during the 23rd Annual Academic Celebration of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB).

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The winners of the 1st prize Pascal Sasdrich, Amir Moradi and Nicolai Müller.

Christina Scholten

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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Thomas Würstlein, Cube 5

In November, we introduce Dr. Felix Schuster from Edgeless Systems in our series "Alumni of the Month". At our interactive Alumni Lunch on Tuesday, 22…

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Sophie Irmey gibt den Workshop.

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

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Christina Scholten

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

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Topic: “Threshold Implementations - provably secure countermeasure against physical attacks“

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Logo 9th German IT Security Award 2022

Christina Scholten

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

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Students network with companies at IT.Connect

Charlotte Schab

On November 8 and 9, the job fair IT.Connect will take place for the second time - online and in person.

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Join our team

Annika Gödde

To support us in the area of PR and marketing, we are looking for a student assistant to begin as soon as possible.

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Logo of the ITS Regulars‘ Table

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

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Meike Drießen

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

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Thomas Würstlein, Cube 5

In October, we introduce Dr. Dennis Tatang in our series "Alumni of the Month". At the interactive Alumni Lunch, you can ask him questions personally.

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Artwork of Reinhard Doubrawa

Christina Scholten

The prize will be awarded on November 10 at the Ruhr-Universität in Bochum. Registration is now open.

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Christina Scholten

The cologne based artist designed the badge for the 9th IT Security Award, which will be handed over on November, 10, at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

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Meike Drießen

Using cloud services without running into trouble with the GDPR – the company Edgeless Systems makes it possible. Founder Dr. Felix Schuster reflects…

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Logo ITS Regulars Table

The next date will be in November.

 

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Annika Gödde

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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Birgit Kremer, Universität DuE

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

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Barbara-Henrika Alfing

Legal experts and software developers must work hand in hand to fulfill the necessary data protection requirements and implement software that is…

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Script Call for Startups with group of People

Thomas Würstlein

The Cube 5 team from Bochum is sending its Next Gen Startup Incubator inCUBE into the next round. Early-stage cybersecurity startups can still apply…

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Alumni of the month september

Cube 5, Thomas Würstlein

This month we introduce you to Dr. Johannes Dahse.

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Alumni des Monats August

Cube 5, Thomas Würstlein

This month we introduce you to Dr. Max Hoffmann.

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

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Barbara-Henrika Alfing

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

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Christina Scholten

The team received second place.

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Christina Scholten

Three papers received special awards.

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Julia Weiler

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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Topic: "When the Rubbish Meets the Road – A Lesson About Data"

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Thomas Würstlein, Cube 5

Our lives are becoming increasingly digital - and the topic of IT security is therefore becoming more and more important. The new format "Nachgehackt…

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Brenna Cheney is a Visiting Student at the Department of Human-Centred Security. Copyright: Scholten

Christina Scholten

In this interview, student Brenna Cheney (20) from Georgia, USA, talks about her visiting studies at the Department of Human-Centred Security (Prof.…

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In our series "Alumni of the Month" we introduce Dr. Kai Jansen in July.

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Photo Tobias Cloosters and Johannes Willbold

Birgit Kremer, Universität DuE

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

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Photo Yu and Kolossa

Julia Weiler

It is often difficult for algorithms to understand irony. However, this ability is often essential in order to judge whether, for example, a comment…

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Symbolic picture Daycare-App

Julia Weiler

Researchers reviewed 42 apps and found privacy and security deficiencies, some of which were quite serious. Some apps even sell their users’ data to…

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Barbara-Henrika Alfing

RUB security researchers win worldwide NIST standardization process for post-quantum cryptography. This means that encryption methods developed in…

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Christina Scholten

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

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

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White Hat Hacking

Julia Laska

The impact of § 202a and § 202c StGB on IT Security Research in Germany

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

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

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The lecture, "Keeping Secrets at a Distance: New Approaches to Nuclear Monitoring and Verification," will be held on June 24, 2022, at 11:00 am.

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In June, we introduce Dr. Benedikt Driessen in our new series "Alumni of the Month". At the interactive Alumni Lunch, you can ask him questions…

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Kevin Borgolte

The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites to Kevin Borgolte’s inaugural lecture.

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Christina Scholten

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…

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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…

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Photo Paul Staat and Johannes Tobisch

Julia Weiler

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

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Barbara-Henrika Alfing

At the kick-off of the new lecture series of the Research Center Trustworthy Data Science and Security, the interdisciplinary research spectrum and…

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Photo Vladislav Mladenov and Christian Mainka

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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Photo IRShield

Annika Gödde

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

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Charlotte Schab

The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites to Alena Naiakshina’s inaugural lecture.

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Agnieszka Pawlowska

On May 4, under the overarching theme "Unraveling Complexity and Strengthening Cyber Security: Where do I start?" the 31st Cyber Security Day took…

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Photo Kevin Kloft

In this interview, he talks about his time as a student, the path to his first job and his current areas of focus.

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

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Annika Gödde

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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Meike Drießen

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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Interdisciplinary aspects of IT security are the focus of the new working group.

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Julia Weiler

Practical applications are often complex and mathematically messy – which is why theoretical research has often dealt with problems that have nothing…

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Julia Weiler

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

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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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Cyber Security Day at RUB

Julia Laska

The Alliance for Cyber Security of the BSI together with the HGI invites you to the Cyber Security Day on 04 May 2022.

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Carina Wiesen and Steffen Becker

Julia Weiler

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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Marieke Dohrmann

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

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Annika Gödde

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…

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Katrin Heyer

In May, the startup incubator Cube 5 is launching a new program to support early-stage teams.

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eurobits

eurobits launched pilot project for the first cyber defense in the region.

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Thomas Würstlein

The selection process for the IT Security Award is entering the next round.

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The HGI is looking for student assistants in the fields of administration and PR/marketing.

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The Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security invites alumni, students and young founders in cooperation with the startup incubator Cube 5 to the first…

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

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Julia Laska

Cryptographic task solved – IT security student wins Dobbertin Challenge.

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Entrepreneurship Explorer Ruhr

Annika Engelbert

Young international and entrepreneurial-minded academics can apply for the Entrepreneurship Explorer Ruhr 2022 until 11 April 2022.

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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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Charlotte Schab

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

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Julia Laska

SecHuman's PhD students will provide insights into the current research of the college.

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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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Charlotte Schab

The new Department of Computer Science invites all interested persons to the networking event.

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Barbara Alfing

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

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Annika Gödde

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

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Anne Thiele

SecHuman promovend Jonas Hielscher will give a lecture on 01.02.2022.

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The University Alliance Ruhr, the DWIH New York and Ruhr University Bochum’s Project Worldfactory International invite you to a virtual roundtable…

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Jens Wylkop

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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Julia Weiler

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…

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Meike Drießen

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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Registration for participation in the economic prize for IT security in Germany with an endowment of 160,000 euros is possible until 01.03.2022.

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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…

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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…

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Charlotte Schab

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

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Charlotte Schab

Successful appointment of the professorship for Information Security

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Julia Weiler

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

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Julia Troska

On the topic of "Gender and Diversity in Cybersecurity Research", the first SecHuman Winter School of the second funding period took place from…

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Topic: "Privacy-friendly presence and proximity tracing"

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Charlotte Schab

Many people have to contribute to IT security. PhD students are conducting interdisciplinary research into how to make it easier for them.

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

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Benedict Schlüter has been honored with the eurobits Excellence Award 2021.

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Hannah Goga

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…

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

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eurobits

The European Competence Centre for Security in Information Technology, eurobits e.V., is organising the eurobits Security Summit 2021 from 04 to 07…

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Julia Weiler

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

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Annika Gödde

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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Anne Thiele

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

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Jens Wylkop

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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eurobits

Since 2017, the European Competence Center for IT Security (eurobits e.V.), based in Bochum, Germany, has presented the annual eurobits Excellence…

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Annika Gödde

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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Julia Weiler

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…

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Julia Weiler

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…

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BSI

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

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Annika Gödde

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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Meike Schaich

The Entrepreneurship Explorer Ruhr 2021 offers international and entrepreneurial-minded early career researchers in cyber security the possibility to…

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Arne Dessaul

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

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Max Hoffmann wins Eickhoff-Price

Meike Drießen

Max Hoffmann has been awarded the Gebrüder Eickhoff Prize for his doctoral thesis.

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Julia Weiler

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…

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Bochum-based startup Edgeless Systems raises a €1.45 million seed round from Acequia Capital (US), Inventures (DE), SIX Group AG (CH), Venture Creator…

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

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Julia Weiler

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…

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Johanna Luttermann

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

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Google's data collection becomes visible in My Activity.

Julia Weiler

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…

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Filming for the ARD documentary also took place at HGI.

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Christine Skropke on women in IT

Charlotte Schab

An interview with Christine Skropke, Head of Public Affairs at secunet AG and Chairwoman of the Board of eurobits e.V. - European Competence Center…

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Topic: "Usable Verifiable Electronic Voting".

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Julia Weiler

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…

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Annika Gödde

The submission SPARKLE - with HGI participation - has reached the final round.

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Annika Gödde

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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Topic: "On the Security of (UWB) Distance Measurement".

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Vanessa Vaughn

Funding for guest stays of international scientists at RUB to jointly explore the transfer potential of research in various exchange formats.

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Sabrina Kircher

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

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Three years ago, a new, groundbreaking endowed professorship was launched at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, which has generated great…

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Johanna Luttermann

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

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In connection with the luca app, leading scientists from the fields of IT security and privacy have published a joint statement. Among them are…

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Topic: “Differentially Oblivious Protocols for Differential Privacy”.

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Katja Werner (IHP - Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik)

Security chips are essential to many electronic device suppliers of devices, ranging from the smallest personal devices to automobiles. They perform…

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Katrin Heyer

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding RUB's cybersecurity incubator Cube 5 with 1.5 million euros for another three…

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Charlotte Schab

Invitation to the job fair for IT security

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Martina Rinkens

WORLDFACTORY INTERNATIONAL invites you to a digital networking trip to North America to connect startups, scientists, as well as multipliers of the…

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State of NRW launches competence center for cyber security in the economy.

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German Center for Mental Health at the RUB

Annika Gödde

The HGI will participate in the newly emerging center at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) - through Malte Elson and Jörg Schwenk.

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Annika Gödde

The research college SecHuman warmly invites to their kick-off event with international keynote and presentation of past and future research projects.…

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Johanna Luttermann

CASA cordially invites you to the next ITS regulars' table this Thursday, March 4 at 6 pm.

 

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The second workshop on the topic of "Vision and Goals" will take place on March 4, 2021 via Zoom.

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Christina Scholten

Amazon screens special voice assistant functions for security. However, scammers can circumvent this check – one of several problems.

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Lecture Series by Christof Paar Mentioned in Gemischtes Hack - News February 2021

Annika Gödde

The wide-reaching YouTube channel "Einführung in die Kryptographie von Christof Paar" has made it into the most popular German-language podcast.

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PHYSEC Crowned Winner of ECSO’s European Cybersecurity STARtup Award - News February 2021

Milda Kaklauskaitė

On the 2nd February after going head-to-head with seven other leading European cybersecurity startups, Germany-based PHYSEC was named the winner of…

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Authentication using RBA: little-used despite high usability and increased security - News February 2021

Christina Scholten

A team of researchers shows that RBA (risk-based authentication) provides high security with just a few characteristics (e.g., IP address and browser…

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Computer Science Day, February 17, 2021

The Center of Computer Science cordially invites you to the first Computer Science Day at the Ruhr-Uni Bochum.

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"SolarWinds has paid insufficient attention to IT security" - Interview with Thorsten Holz. January 2021

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz spoke with the Science Media Center about IT security's high importance after the SolarWinds hack.

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Bochum start-up project for data center protection funded. January 2021

Martina Rinkens

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is supporting the startup "immune" as part of the "StartUpSecure" funding program with…

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Franziska Herbert - A new face at Equal Opportunities. January 2021

Lara Zeitel

Franziska Herbert from the Chair of Mobile Security is the new decentralized Equal Opportunity Officer of the faculty.

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Boost IT security in the Ruhr region: Join the "InSicht.Ruhr" project. January 2021

The first workshop under the slogan "Strengths. Weaknesses. Potentials?" on 28.01.2021 is open to anyone interested.

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Save the date: CASA Distinguished Lecture with Brad Reaves, January 25, 2021

Find out how things stand in terms of improving the security and data protection of computer systems. Click here⏩

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The HGI wishes you a Merry Christmas!

The office is closed from 23.12.20 - 04.01.2021.

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Save the date: CASA Distinguished Lecture with Lorenzo Cavallaro, January 14, 2021

Topic: "Intriguing Properties of Adversarial ML Attacks in the Problem Space"

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Research result as quiz question in ARD program. December 2020

Julia Troska

With their paper "This Pin can be easily guessed," HGI researchers made it onto the ARD quiz show.

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Save the date:CASA Distinguished Lecture with Elissa Redmiles, February 1, 2021

Topic: "Learning from the People: From Normative to Descriptive Solutions to Problems in Security, Privacy & Machine Learning"

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Post-Quantum Cryptography: CASA scientists successfully work on algorithms for the future. December 2020

Christina Scholten

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

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Forschungskolleg "Sicherheit für Menschen im Cyberspace" (SecHuman) extended. December 2020

Julia Weiler

IT security as a societal phenomenon is the focus of the Research Training Group.

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Register now: The eurobits Security Summit starting soon. November 2020

From November 30, various events will take place within the summit.

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a-i3/BSI Symposium with lectures by numerous HGI scientists. November 2020

On November 25 and 26, 2020, the 15th interdisciplinary symposium of the working group Identity Protection on the Internet (a-i3) will take place.

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Application deadline for the eurobits Excellence Award 2020 extended. November 2020

The Award is endowed with prize money of 1000 Euros.

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Save the Date: ITS.Connect Digital Days, 4./9./19.11.2020

Participants can meet IT security companies in online guided tours or live demonstrations.

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Follow-up surveys on Corona Apps show differences between countries. November 2020

China has the highest acceptance of usage.

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Save the date: CASA Distinguished Lecture with Adam Shostack, November 16 2020

Topic: "We Need A Discipline of Cyber Public Health"

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Because of Corona: CASA's virtual internship as a practical solution. October 2020

Elahe Sadeghi completed her planned internship at CASA online.

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Open Positions: Exc. CASA PostDoc Positions (m/f/d) 39,83 h/w 2 years. October 2020

The positions are part of the "Postdoc Jump-Start Program".

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International flagship project for start-ups launched. October 2020

Worldfactory-International complements the RUB's existing excellence start-up support.

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Open PhD positions at the Research College SecHuman. September 2020

Interdisciplinary doctorate for technical/mathematical and humanities and social science PhD students

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HGI researchers discover vulnerability in TLS 1.2 and earlier versions. September 2020

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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Data security in the cloud: EDGELESS SYSTEMS cooperates with Bosch Research. August 2020

The startup EDGELESS SYSTEMS supports a project on data sovereignty in a connected world as part of „Open Bosch“, the Bosch group’s Venture Client…

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Best Paper Award for HGI scientists at the CRYPTO. August 2020

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

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Fluxfingers hack US Air Force satellite and win 35.000 US-Dollar. Ausgust 2020

Members of the RUB CTF team took part in the "Hack-A-Sat" competition together with other German students and researchers.

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Numerous CASA members among the finalists of the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process. July 2020

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

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Recognising fake images using frequency analysis. July 2020

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

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LG's new technology doesn't make the devices more secure – contradicting LG’s advertisement.

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CrossING 2020 as a digital event. July 2020

Also this year students get the opportunity to network with first-class employers.

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12 HGI papers at top conferences USENIX and CRYPTO. July 2020

Numerous scientists present their work at the conferences.

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When speech assistants listen even though they shouldn’t. June 2020

Find out which words voice assistants react to altough they should not.

 

 

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High privacy protection increases the acceptance of corona tracing apps. June 2020

If a person was affected by Covid-19 or not influences the attitude towards contact tracking apps like the Corona Alert app.

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The security of four- and six-digit cell phone PINs. June 2020

Maximilian Golla

Apple and Android take various measures to protect their users' devices. An international team of IT security experts has investigated how useful they…

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This is what HGI scientists think of the new corona warning app. June 2020

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

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CrypTool project illustrates the underlying principles of decentralized tracing apps. June 2020

Users get a quick overview of the concepts "DP-3T" and "Exposure Notification".

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Phishing campaigns and their problems. June 2020

Anja Frisch/KIT

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

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Wanted: W1 - Assistiant Professor for Software Security (Tenure Track). June 2020

You want to work as a representative from a current research area of system-related IT security? To find out more click here ⏩

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Wanted: Assistant Professor for Developer-Centred Security (Tenure Track). June 2020

We are looking for a qualified representative of a current research area of human-centred security, with a focus on the security understanding and…

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Wanted: Full Professor for Data-Driven Security. June 2020

You want to work as a professor for data-driven security? To find out more click here⏩

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Successful start for online CASA Distinguished Lectures in with Joan Daemen. May 2020

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

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Find out more about Raincoat project by Lucas Davi and Tim Güneysu.

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Recovery can go ahead after cyber attack on Ruhr University Bochum. May 2020

The CASA management team is currently not available by e-mail, only by telephone.

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Tonight: Online Talk on CCA encryption in the QROM, Simons Institue, Berkeley - April 2020

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

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Save the date: Eurobits Expert Talk on April 22, 2020

Cybersecurity in times of Corona: Concrete help for companies

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Whitepaper: Secure AI for the health care system. April 2020

The current situation poses major challenges for the health care system in combating COVID-19, while at the same time offering opportunities...

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Researchers publish Joint Statement on privacy-friendly "Corona Tracing App" - April 2020

Many members of the HGI have also signed.

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Critical "StarBleed" Vulnerability in FPGA Chips Identified. April 2020

FPGA chips are part of many safety-critical applications. They have one particular valuable feature: they are individually reprogrammable - but with…

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Research remote - Prof Nikol Rummel on combining work and family. April 2020

Corona has changed the daily work routine in research. Parents with young children in particular face a challenge...

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It security startups offer solutions for companies faced with digital challenges due to the corona crisis. March 2020

The corona crisis shows how important IT security startups are for our social and economic development

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 How cyberattackers exploit concern and carelessness in times of the Corona epidemic. March 2020

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

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Corona countermeasures: Ruhr-Universität closes facilities from Wednesday, 18 March 2020

How to reach the HGI office now...

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Movie afternoon March 9, 2020: Watch "RGB - Ruth Bader Ginsburg"

Come and watch the movie "RBG - Ruth Bader Ginsburg" in the context of International Women's Day.

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Systems Security-Team presents 3 paper at NDSS-Symposium - News February 2020

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

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Our first CASA Summer School will investigate the different aspects of "Trojans"...

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Attackers can impersonate other mobile phone users - News February 2020

Many users take out paid subscriptions via their smartphone. A vulnerability in LTE allows attackers to do this on behalf of others.

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HGI Number 1 in Europe in the Computer Security Ranking 2019 - News January 2020

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

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Prof. Thorsten Holz wins Intel's "Outstanding Researcher Award" 2019 - News January 2020

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

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Tobias Scharnowski, Niklas Breitfeld and Ali Abbasi (Systems Security) successfully hacked into Industrial control system (ICS) equipment.

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Every year again: From 27.12. to 30.12.2019 the popular Chaos Communication Congress...

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In cooperation with Süddeutscher Zeitung, NDR and WDR, HGI researchers have discovered that politicians and political parties have received paid…

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Numerous HGI members will talk about their research topics at the Chaos congress.

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The HGI wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas, relaxing holidays and a good and safe start into the year 2020!

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On December 5th, the grant notification for 763.670 Euros was handed for the project “Eurobits - Centre of Excellence for IT Security” by the…

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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…

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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…

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In the TV-Show "ZDFzoom: Der gläserne Patient - Daten in Gefahr?" Prof. Thorsten and Holz and doctoral student Matteo Große-Kampmann present their…

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The members of eurobits e.V. are looking forward to celebrate this year again a relaxed end of an eventful year together with you.

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ETAS CEO Friedhelm Pickhard is particularly committed to location development in the area of cyber security - for which the Ruhr University has now…

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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…

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On 12 November, Gründerallianz Ruhr, in cooperation with the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) and Cube 5, is organizing a Meetup…

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IT security network of the Ruhr Area elects new Executive Board and receives its own office...

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The prize is awarded for academic theses which demonstrate a high practical relevance for applications in IT security.

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You are are female and study IT security or are currently doing your PhD at HGI?

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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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The Ruhr-Israel Cyber Activator (RICA) brings German and Israeli master students together in a three-month program to solve actual cybersecurity…

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Let the games begin: Today, Tuesday, the 48-hour "Capture the Flag" event of the FluxFingers group starts at the computer security conference Hack.lu.

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An attack against speech recognition systems with manipulated audio files used to work only via a data interface. Now, all it takes is playing the…

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NRW-Forschungskolleg SecHuman in the focus of the current "Datenschtz und Datensicherheit - DuD" issue...

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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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Julia Laska

Reverse engineering, software vulnerabilities and analyses of current attack trends have been the focus of Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz, head of the Chair…

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Researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and FH Münster have demonstrated that attackers are able to manipulate and decrypt encrypted PDF documents,…

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For the first time researchers at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security at the Ruhr University Bochum have developed a unique, open-source tool…

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The media coverage of Google's possible quantum supremacy shows how relevant the research is...

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Last Friday, the Scientific and Technical Advisory Board of the BMBF's Cube 5 project met to comment on start-up projects applying for funding under…

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You nearly can’t avoid them when you’re online: cookie consent notices to protect personal data, also known as "cookie banners"...

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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…

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The SPRING event in October offers young scientists in the field of Reactive Safety the opportunity to establish topic-related contacts beyond their…

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At the innovation conference TEDx-Talks Prof. Christof Paar spoke about dealing with unknown threats in cyber security…

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

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The scientific work deals with the topics fuzzing and TLS...

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Project for secure data processing platform started in June 2019...

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High-profile victims include the corporations Thyssen-Krupp and Bayer. In collaboration with researchers from Bochum, the broadcasting companies…

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The National Academy of Sciences has honored his outstanding achievements for science...

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For the first time, the teams competed for prize money of 5,000 euros.

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In cooperation with investigative journalists of the Süddeutsche Zeitung and NDR as well as the New York Times and the Guardian, Prof. Dr. Thorsten…

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The speaker of the Chaos Computer Club says: "The motto is: IT-Security for, instead against users"

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The political side of IT security...

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The founders of the Essen-based startup securious reveal how they make companies more secure and help them ward off cyber attacks...

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IT security is more than technology...

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HGI's jobfair for the IT security sector was again a complete success...

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An entire day focused on the startup ecosystem around the incubator Cube 5...

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2nd place at the Senkrechtsstarter 2019

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With the decision of the Joint Science Conference, the course has finally been set for the new Max Planck Institute in Bochum.

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Watch the grand opening ceremony of the excellence cluster in Bochum. Click here⏩

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Applying technology developed in-house, IT security experts from Bochum have identified hundreds of bugs in critical software...

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What is self-evident for the brain does not happen automatically on the Internet...

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Artificial intelligence (AI) will improve the security of IT systems. How? Find out here.

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Meike Drießen

With the opening of the Cluster of Excellence "Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries"...

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Friendly takeover: IT security expert Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz...

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Meike Drießen

International Cluster for Cyber Security – short CASA – will be officially launched in Bochum.

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In the context of the call "Regio.NRW - Innovation and Transfer"...

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Researchers at the Horst Görtz Institute at the Ruhr University Bochum have succeeded in modifying the contents of signed PDF documents without…

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We are pleased to announce the date for the first CASA Distinguished Lecture...

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The L and Z shapes are the most popular. And most unsafe...

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Humans do forget – annoying though important for human’s mental health...

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The secUnity map provides a comprehensive overview of current IT security research in Germany...

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Model Engineering: Correctness by Construction, Verification, and Mining

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We are looking for excellent M.Sc. graduates and postdoctoral candidates for the Cluster of Excellence "CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of…

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In hardly any other area is the security of data and the prevention of unauthorized access...

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The founding incubator Cube 5 supports students and start-ups in developing ideas at the HGI.

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Those who travel the internet often have tens of accounts for e-mail, banking, shopping and social media - and often the same or similar passwords for…

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The IT-security map provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the player in different areas of IT-security…

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Insights into projects and topics 2018...

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We – the Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security – wish...

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Award for outstanding graduation in the field of IT security…

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The focus of the conversation was the expansion of IT-Security relations…

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The new Max Planck Institute will be an important partner for the Ruhr-Universität...

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Dr. h. c. Horst Görtz received the Honorary Award 2018 from the Marketing Club Bochum…

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Prof Dr Sascha Fahl is honoured with the Curious Mind Research Award 2018...

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A focus on cyber security - campaign of Bochum marketing has started...

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In a networked home, everything is controlled by voice or by pressing a smartphone button. But so far little thought has been given to who should be…

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In the past 15 years, 16 start-ups have emerged from the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security of the RUB. Emproof is one of them.

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Learning that states listen and read secretly on the Internet has made a difference - in mathematics and in the media...

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This prize is awarded for academic theses which besides their scientific excellence also demonstrate a high practical relevance for applications in IT…

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The award ceremony took place at the „it-sa“ trade fair in Nuremberg...

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Major success in Bochum...

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Researchers can hide secret commands for voice assistants in spoken sentences, birds’ twittering, or music...

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The interaction between technical security and the human factor is increasingly becoming a critical factor in cyber security...

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In August DEF CON 26 took place in Las Vegas. It is one of the largest conferences for hackers and IT-Security enthusiasts...

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Most notably, the number of cookie notices has skyrocketed. However, they often do not meet the legal requirements...

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In collaboration with colleagues from Opole University in Poland, researchers at the HGI have demonstrated that the Internet protocol “IPsec” is…

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In IT security, users play a pivotal role. Angela Sasse was among the first researchers to hold this view...

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Save the Date: 9 October 2018...

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Pioneering ideas for the Internet of Things make Christian Zenger an ‘innovator under 35’...

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Attackers are able to not only monitor who visits which web pages, but also to reroute users to scam websites. At present, there are no ways to…

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Future met tradition: The 5th Research Conference IT-Sicherheit NRW took place in Sankt Augustin, in the special atmosphere of the castle…

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We have a new HGI-member: Since the beginning of June, Prof. Dr. Nils Fleischhacker has started working as a junior professor for Cryptography...

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The startup QuoScient strikes at this years’ IT-Security Pitch.

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PHYSEC and RIPS – both startups of the HGI – won the competition as digital startup of the year...

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ITS-Alumnus Björn Schemberger, chief of IT forensic at the state office of criminal investigation...

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On 30.05.2018 Prof. Dr. Sascha Fahl from the Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security was a guest at WDR's Lokalzeit Ruhr.

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Security gaps in the standard encryptions enable attackers to read confidential emails.

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Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research the project supports startups – and now starts itself.

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The EU general data protection regulation (GDPR) ...

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Julien Duman, student of IT Security in the...

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Get to know the 3 new professors at the Host Görtz Institute. Find out more here⏩

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One day, this technology might help verify if countries abide by disarmament treaties...

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Linguist Steffen Hessler analyses how the communication between IT experts and end users could be improved.

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It takes more than technological innovation to develop functional mechanisms for IT security and privacy...

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For over a decade, Bochum has generated successful spin-offs in the area of IT security...

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Eike Kiltz is investigating whether the data transmission methods used today are secure.

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Tobias Schneider, a former postgraduate at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) received one of the renowned international EDAA…

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Since 2006 the Dobbertin Challenge tackles students to solve cryptographic parameters correctly...

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Many an idea has been stolen due to electronic components being counterfeited. Insights into the methodologies applied by hackers might help render…

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Emails, SMS, letters and tweets reveal a lot about their authors to experts. This fact can help solve crimes...

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The widely used navigation system GPS is susceptible to cyber-attacks. This is an increasing danger, particularly for aviation...

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Julia Weiler, Meike Drießen

A team of researchers at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have demonstrated that unauthorized…

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The 34th Chaos Communication Congress (CCC), one of the most important international gatherings in the computing world, was held as everyone was…

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We – the Horst Görtz In­sti­tu­te for IT-Se­cu­ri­ty – wish you and your fa­mi­ly a Merry Christ­mas and a Happy New Year!

The In­sti­tu­te will be…

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Julia Laska

The starting pistol for the “Start-up Incubator” project at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) was…

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The emphasis on knowledge transfer at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) continues apace. Young entrepreneurs from Bochum came out on top again in a…

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Technology itself and its users are often blamed for the sense of uncertainty we experience in the digital world. Now researchers are taking a closer…

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Professor Dr Gregor Leander is an internationally leading scientists in the field of symmetrical cryptography. He has been at the Horst Görtz…

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Successful collaboration proceeds apace: leading cybersecurity experts gathered in Darmstadt on 17 October 2017 for the ICRI-CARS launch party...

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“Made in Germany” is shorthand for quality – and that is equally true for IT security in Germany...

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Gratifying results in the first round: Two proposals for research clusters will move on to the next round in the competition...

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he subject of cyber-security has been growing in societal importance for some time now – in our private lives as well as in professional contexts...

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Power grids, water supply and transport networks all belong to what we call critical infrastructures...

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The nrw-uniTS team invites interested parties to this year’s IT Security Research Day...

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In the European Union-funded "ICanHear" project, an international team of researchers is working on the next generation of implantable hearing aids to…

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The Horst Görtz Institute is pleased to be able to assume responsibility for coordinating an additional interdisciplinary graduate school as of…

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Since the beginning of the week, interested hackers can register for the contest...

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The Ruhr-Universität Bochum submitted 5 of the 195 draft proposals created in response to the most recent call for proposals in Excellence Strategy…

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For the second time, the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security is represented at CEBIT. The focus of the lectures and discussions this year is the…

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Prof. Christof Paar has been named a fellow of the IACR, the international association for cryptographers...

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As­trid Wich­mann

Local residents, political figures and researchers came together on 3 February in Bochum’s Jahrhunderthalle for the grand opening of the Center for…

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HGI scientists Jens Müller, Juraj Somorovsky, and Vladislav Mladenov from the Department of Network and Data Security have shown that printers are a…

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