RUBIN special issue features the work at HGI

13.03.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


The current special issue of the university magazine RUBIN features a series of reports and interviews on the scientific work at the Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The Horst Görtz Institute also contributes to this volume. Apart from reports from the participating chairs the projects Sec­Mo­bil and UbiCrypt are revisited. The print issue came out in March, the digital version is now available for download.

Web applications: Functionality or security?

12.02.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


What is more important, functionality or security? Prof. Jörg Schwenk from the chair of Net and Data Security comments on the vulnerability of web applications. His research interests focus on web browsers, which do not provide much protection for user data. This lack of security has been a problem since the development of web browers, the team around Prof. Schwenk is now researching on applicable ways of protection.

UbiCrypt is looking a doctoral candidate

10.02.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


The DFG-funded Research Training Group UbiCrypt is currently looking for a doctoral student (f/m) for a PhD position (75%, TV-L 13) within the structued training program of the Horst Görtz Institute for a period of three years. The position addresses candidates with excellent degrees (Master, Diplom) from the fields mathematics, computer science or other related fields with interest in Praxis-Oriented Provable-Security.

CFP: D•A•CH Security 2015

09.02.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


The upcoming conference "D•A•CH Security" will take place from September 8-9, 2015 at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. The conference aims to bring together participants from academia, industry as well as service and application to discuss the current status of IT Security in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Participants from all fields of IT Security are warmly invited. The Call for Papers is now open!

Virus scanner for smartphones?

27.01.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


How secure can smart­pho­nes be? Prof. Dr. Thors­ten Holz from the HGI comments on iOS and An­dro­id. Both platforms can carry various apps, which unfortunately may contain malware. In many cases the user has to commit to further downloads in order to receive freeware. Therefore, apps should only be downloaded from trustworthy suppliers such as for example Goog­le Play Store.

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