Heart Pacemakers and Shoppingtours

12.09.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


Usually patients receive cardiac pacemakers for medical reasons only. An article in WAZ from September 9 illustrates the various curious complications such an implant can have in daily life. For example, cardiac pacemakers can trigger alarms at anti theft alarm machines, which complicates simple shopping experiences. As an additional feaure to the article an interview with Prof. Dr. Christof Paar can be read on the pages of WAZ. Paar illuminates current security problems and according research.

Dr.-Ing. Juraj Somorovsky earns ERCIM PhD award

12.09.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


Dr.-Ing. Juraj So­mo­rovs­ky received the ERCIM PhD award for his doctoral thesis. In his project (supervised by Prof. Dr. Jörg Schwenk, chair of NDS) Somorovsky researches on security gaps in standards and implementations on XML-cipherings and XML-signatures, which are used in cloud computing surroundings and single sign-on-solutions by users such as Amazon, IBM or Salesforce. The award ceremony took place during the ESORICS conference in Breslau on September 10-11. We congratulate to this successful project!

"Weitersagen lohnt sich" - Wanted: Alumni!

05.09.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


With the current promotion „Wei­ter­sa­gen lohnt sich“ the deanery of the faculty for information technology and electrical engineering is lloking for former members from Juli 7 to No­vem­ber 11, 2014. All members of the faculty - and of course the members of the HGI - are encouraged to forward this information to former students (from Ba­che­lor onwards), teaching stuff or former colleagues and to invite them to join the university's alumni-network or the ETIT email list for alumni. The alumni management is looking forward to many new and old faces!

Thors­ten Holz and Jo­han­nes Dahse earn "In­ter­net-Security-Award" by Face­book

21.08.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


Prof. Dr. Thors­ten Holz and Jo­han­nes Dahse from the HGI were granted with the "In­ter­net-Security-Award" on August 20, 2014. The 50.?000 Dol­lar price was awarded by Facebook for their research on security-gaps within online applications. Holz and Dahse show concrete gaps and possible opportunities for damage in social networks and, with this, demonstrate concrete user-related IT-security research. We congratulate both HGI-researchers on this amazing award!

IKT.NRW publishes documentary on the visit of Minister Duin

21.08.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


The visit of Minister Garrelt Duin at the Bochum Centre for IT-security on July 21, 2014 was mirrored by a broad press coverage and various media. We are delighted to see these lots of positive feedback, which demonstartes the public interest in the regional reserch on IT-security in Bochum and at the Ruhr-University. Therefore, we recommend the short documenting movie by IKT.NRW, which briefly summarizes the successful IKT-day organized by IKT.NRW, HGI and nrw.uniTS.

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