Amazon and Cloud Computing

21.10.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


A recent documentary on ZDF WISO from October 20 revisits the security of Cloud Computing on the example of Amazon. The transparency of the client's data is discussed in this feature as well as their transferability within broader online networks, which consist of a multitude of partners. Prof. Dr. Jörg Schwenk, chair for net and data security, explains the high vulnerability of clouds and their inherent data network.

5th ICT Day in Bochum | "Digital Industrial NRW/Smart & Secure"

15.10.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


On November 20, 2014 the 5th ICT Day of information and communication science takes place at the RuhrCongress Bochum. Special emphasis is put on IT-security and industry 4.0, which will be discussed from various disciplinary and industrial angles. The facetted program illustrates the broad range of the regional IT-security branche. Members of all related fields from scholarship and industry are cordially invited.

Dobbertin Challenge 2014 starts on October, 5

15.10.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


This year's Dobbertin Challenge is going to start shortly. Named after Prof. Dr. Hans Dobbertin the prize mainly addresses students from cryptography/cryptology, however theparticipation is open to the public. On October 15 all information and the actual challenge will be published at 6 p.m. on the challenge's website. Wwe wish alot of fun and good luck to all participants!

UbiCrypt Research Retreat at Raesfeld Castle

26.09.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


On September 29-30, 2014 the members of te DFG-Research Training Group UbiCrypt come together at Raes­feld Castle for the annual Re­se­arch Re­tre­at. The col­lo­qui­um provides the framework for the doctoral students of the Research Training Group to present recent results and share ideas. The event is meant as platform for feedback by all supervisors, who intensively work on the young scientist's training at the HGI.

Car-to-Car-Communication: An IT-Security risk?

26.09.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


At first sight the digital integration of cars into a complex online network seems to only provide advantages for users. But apart from many benefits various security gaps occur, which each provide ideal opportunities for hacking or leaking of information. Prof. Dr. Christof Paar from the HGI comments on current security measurements for the automobile industry and gives insights in future car-to-car-networking possibilities.

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