Documentary on VW affair

26.04.2016 - Dominik Baumgarten


The current affair around automobile manufacturer VW continuosly gains more and more attention as the dimension of the exhaust deception is getting uncovered. A recent documentary on NDR (in German) explores the case among others from a technical and juridical perspective. Prof. Thorsten Holz from the Horst Görtz Institute is among the team of international experts and examines the file from the point of view of IT Security.

Networking for Women in IT Security

26.04.2016 - Dominik Baumgarten


The traditional "6th International Workshop on Cryptography, Robustness, and Provably Secure Schemes for Female Young Researchers" this year takes place at TU Darmstadt framed by the Security and Privacy Week. The Horst Görtz Institute and UbiCrypt were glad to host the event in Bochum in 2014 and again support CrossFyre this year. Of course, male young researchers from all areas of IT Security are also warmly invited to participate.

Advanced ERC Grant for Internet of Things

15.04.2016 - Dominik Baumgarten


Already for the third time the Eu­ropean Re­se­arch Coun­cil (ERC) supplies an Ad­van­ced Grant for an IT Security research project at Horst Görtz Institute. The research aim of "Ex­plo­ring and Preven­ting Cryp­to­gra­phic Hard­ware Back­doors: Pro­tec­ting the In­ter­net of Things against Next-Ge­ne­ra­ti­on At­tacks" is to investigate into security solutions for hardware trojans. The project is supervised by Prof. Christof Paar and is scheduled for five years from October 2016.

Events in April

15.04.2016 - Dominik Baumgarten


In April, we offer two scientific events for interested scholars from all areas of IT Security: on April 19-20 the a-i3/BSI-Sym­po­si­um investigates into "Si­cher­heit für ver­netz­te Iden­ti­tä­ten". In the following week, from April 28-29, the new conference format RuhrSec features a bunch of interesting speakers as well as the popular HackPra Allstars. Registrations for both events are still open and we're looking forward to many visitors in Bochum.

HGI Football Competition

15.04.2016 - Dominik Baumgarten


In 2016, the Horst Görtz Institute again cordially invites interested IT Security and football lovers to participate in its traditional football competition. On July 8, mixed teams will compete on the campus playground of Ruhr-University Bochum, food and drinks will be offered as usual. We invite interested scholars, friends and fans to register for our competition and enjoy the summer day out with the scholars of our institute.

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