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!

CARDIS 2015 - Call for Papers

24.04.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


From November 4-6, 2015 we cordially invite to the "14th Smart Card Research and Advanced Application Conference (CARDIS 2015)", which in this year will be organized by the Horst Görtz Institute. The conference topics cover all kinds of security research according to Smart Cards from a broad perspective and aims to bring together a multitude of different approaches. The CfP is now open, papers can be sent via the conference webpage no later than July 10, 2015.

Chair for FOC organizes the first "Bochum Workshop on Cryptography"

17.04.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


The newly founded chair for Foundations of Cryptography (FOC) organizes the first "Bochum Workshop on Cryptography" on April 22-24, 2015. National and international scholars as well as members of the chair are going to present; the three-day-event with around 20 presentations covers a broad range of current cryptographic research areas. "Random Oracles", "Matrix Problems" orr "Hash Functions" are a few examples of the topics, which will be put on display.

FAZ special supplement on industry 4.0 in NRW

10.04.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


Entitled "Nord­rhein-West­fa­len - Spit­zen­stand­ort für In­dus­trie 4.0" a special supplement of German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung focusses on the broad potential of the region with regard to its current multi-faceted development. The Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security is acknowledged as top facility by prime minister Hannelore Kraft and minister of economic affairs Garrelt Duin. The HGI contributes an article on its ongoing research and projects.

Voice control - fried or foe?

10.04.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


The voice control software in electronic devices such as mobile phones or smartTVs reacts on the mention of fixed keywords. These keywords activate search requests on the internet, which can be traced in the same manner as every other online procedure. An audio feature on "Deutschlandfunk" puts emphasis on the "bug potential" of these voice controled devices sich as "Echo" by Amazon and similar products by Apple, Google or Microsoft.

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