"The Imitation Game" - Kryptography in theatres!

01.07.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


The successful movie "The Imitation Game" traces back to the early origins of modern cryptography. The blockbuster tells the story of mathematician Alan Turing, who created new standards in computer science by inventing the ENIGMA and the so-called "bomb". In an interview with abi.unicum.de, Prof. Christof Paar from the HGI revisits the scientific authenticity of the current movie and explains the importance of Tuning's fundamental research.

HGI scholars receive "EXIST" starting grant

18.06.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


Our HGI scholars and alumni Christian Zenger, Dr. Benedikt Driessen, Heiko Koepke and Jan-Felix Posielek were awarded for their start-up idea about the digital security of smarthomes and thier inherent components - the "Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie" funds the project „PHYSEC“ with around 650.000 euros in the program line „EXIST-Forschungstransfer“. Using special apps the security of connected smarthomes shall be improved.

Prof. Dr. Gregor Leander starts with working group on "Symmetric Cryptography"

29.05.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


Dr. Gregor Leander was appointed professor on May 21, 2015 as part of the Heisenberg program by the German Research Association (DFG). Together with his working group on "Symmetric Cryptography" he will move from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology to the Faculty of Mathematics in building NA. We cordially congratulate and wish the group a pleasant start in the so-called N-row!

UbiCrypt Summer School 2015 on "SYSTEMS SECURITY"

28.05.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


The DFG-funded Research Training Group invites its annual Summer School in Bochum. This year's edition is al about "SYSTEMS SECURITY": the event gives the opportunity to PhD and master students as well as young scholars to learn more about software security. The Summer School will cover topics such as Finding and (Ab)using of Security Gaps or security Mechanisms - framed by a multifaceted program of practical tutorials.

European Identity & Cloud Award goes to SkIDentity

11.05.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


The RUB and HGI projekt SkIDentity by the Chair for Net and data Security was awarded the European Identity & Cloud Award 2015 on May 7, 2015. SkIDentity received the well renowned award in the category "Best Innovation in eGovernment / eCitizen" for a concept, which utilizes cloud mechanisms to cluster various authentification methods in order to support the security of electronic IDs. Congratulations to the SkIDentity team!

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