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.

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!

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