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 Cybersecurity with Juan Garay: Foundational Aspects of Blockchain Protocols

Prof. Juan Garay, Texas A&M University, USA

July, 04, 2019, 16:15 – 17:15

TU Darmstadt | Piloty-Building S2|02 | Room C 110 | Hochschulstraße 10 | Darmstadt

Abstract
Decentralized cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have ignited much excitement, not only for their novel realization of central bank-free financial instruments, but also as an alternative approach to classical distributed computing problems, such as reaching agreement distributedly in the presence of misbehaving parties, as well as to numerous other applications―contracts, reputation systems, name services, etc. The soundness and security of these applications, however, hinge on the thorough understanding of the fundamental properties of their underlying blockchain data structure, which parties (“miners”) maintain and try to extend by generating proofs of various kinds, “proofs of work” (PoW, aka “cryptographic puzzle”) perhaps being the most interesting ones.

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DLS in Cybersecurity with Peter Y. A. Ryan: Trust and Trustworthiness of Voting Systems

Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan, University of Luxembourg

July, 18, 2019, 16:15 – 17:15

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

Abstract
Democracy is a defining feature of civilised societies, but it is delicate and vulnerable. In recent years, we have seen the threats to democratic processes brought into sharp relief, and, arguably, we have witnessed some spectacular failures of democracy. The increasing digitisation of democracy brings with it the potential to enrich it but also a raft of novel and poorly understood attack vectors. These threats can undermine the conduct of elections, the surrounding systems of voter registration, electoral rolls, voter authentication, and the conduct of campaigns, fake news etc.

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