The HGI wishes Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

19.12.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


The Horst Görtz In­sti­tute for IT-Security takes off to Christmas break after an eventful and exciting year. The office will be closed from December 22, 2014 until January 2, 2015. We like to thank all HGI members, networkers, partners and friends for the interesting and successful year and hope to see you all back in best health and post-holiday-relaxation. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas holiday and a good start for 2015!

Next ITS.Connect on May 5, 2015

19.12.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


We're currently planning the upcoming ITS.Connect 2015. The annual company trade fair at the Horst Görtz Institute serves as a platform for networking activities between industry and students from all areas related to IT security. Apart from presentations and workshops by the presenting companies current job and internship opportunities will be displayed. We also arrange a meeting for our HGI alumni, who share their experience as young professionals. Further information will be published in due time.

UbiCrypt Annual Report 2013/14!

15.12.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


UbiCrypt publishes its annual report 2013/14. The journal looks back at all scientific activities of the Research Training Group in the academic year 2013/14. The report contains an overview of all talks and publications, events, workshops and the entire research training program as well as the doctoral student's individual projects. While we're waiting for the report to come hot off press the online version is already available on the RTG's webpage.

Chair for NDS discovers security gaps in Cloud Applications

12.12.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


The chair for net and data security (NDS) around Prof. Dr. Jörg Schwenk recently tested various cloud applications on possible security gaps. Special emphasis was put on OpenStack (Horizon), OpenNebula and Eucalyptus. All three applications contain weak points, which offer opportunities for attacks. All gaps are limited to certain areas such as administration zones or webpages with hidden malware. A new blog by NDS informs about current security gaps and suggests alternatives or provides support.

ACSAC Outstanding Paper Award for Acoustic CAPTCHAS

12.12.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


On December 11 the "ACSAC Outstanding Paper Award" was granted in New Orleans. Hendrik Meutzner, Viet Hung Nguyen, Dorothea Kolossa and Thorsten Holz received the award for a paper on "Using Au­to­ma­tic Speech Re­co­gni­ti­on for At­ta­cking Acoustic CAPT­CHAs: The Tra­de-off bet­ween Usa­bi­li­ty and Se­cu­ri­ty". The work puts emphasis on the analysis of possible attacks on acoustic CAPTCHAs, the HGI scholars offer various solutions to avoid security gaps. We congratulate to this impressive honor!

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