DLS in Cybersecurity

With the Distinguished Lectures Series in Cybersecurity, every semester, we invite outstanding experts from science and industry to Darmstadt to discuss the multifaceted prospects and challenges of IT Security. In the lectures, the speakers present the results of trendsetting research from a variety of disciplines, give overviews of complex topics or show the current state of knowledge in their field of research. The lectures are free and open for everybody without prior registration.

When:
on selected Thursdays
from 4:15 - 5:15 pm
during the lecture period

Where:
TU Darmstadt
Piloty Building S2|02 room C 110
Hochschulstraße 10
64289 Darmstadt

After the lecture there is the possibility to get together.


Upcoming DLS

DLS in Cyberecurity: Grand Research Challenges for Cybersecurity of Critical Information and Infrastructures

Prof. Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo, University of Luxembourg

May, 24, 2018, 16:15 – 17:15

TU Darmstadt | Piloty Building S2|02 | room C 110 | Hochschulstraße 10 | Darmstadt

Abstract:
Computing and communications infrastructures have become commodities which societies largely depend on, transacting huge quantities of data and exhibiting pervasive interconnections, sometimes in critical conditions. However, the actual magnitude that security and dependability risks may assume, is often misperceived. The information society has been assuming risk behaviours, without the adequate protection. Many stakeholders, not only end-users but vendors, service providers, public administrations and - what may be surprising - even governments, seem to ignore those risks, in different ways.

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DLS in Cybersecurity: Beyond Smarts: Toward Correct, Private, Data-Rich Smart Contracts

Prof. Ari Juels, Cornell Tech, New York, USA

June, 21, 2018, 16:15 – 17:15

TU Darmstadt | Piloty-Gebäude S2|02 | Raum C 110 | Hochschulstraße 10 | Darmstadt

Abstract:
Smart contracts are applications that run on and inherit the special properties of blockchains. These properties alone, though, do not make smart contracts broadly useful. Persistence prevents tampering, but makes errors irreversible. Transparency supports behavioral assurances, but at the cost of confidentiality. 

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DLS in Cybersecurity: Tracing Stolen Bitcoin

Prof. Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, UK

July, 12, 2018, 16:15 – 17:15

TU Darmstadt | Piloty-Gebäude S2|02 | Raum C 110 | Hochschulstraße 10 | Darmstadt

Abstract:
We've been exploring how to track stolen bitcoin. Previous attempts to do this had got entangled in the problem of dealing with transactions that split bitcoin into change, or that consolidate smaller sums into larger ones, and with mining fees. One answer comes from an unexpected direction: a legal precedent in 1816....

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