DLS in Cybersecurity: Security as a Science - Are we making progress?

Paul van Oorschot, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

October, 19, 2017, 16:15 – 17:15

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

Abstract
Recent years have seen increasing calls to make security research more “scientific”. Who can argue with science being desirable? But what exactly do people mean when they suggest this, and what are they really seeking? There is little clarity on what a “Science of Security” would look like. We consider this question, in the context of historical science and more recent security research, offer observations and insights, and suggest where things might be improved.

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CAST-Workshop: Hot topic "Blockchain - Security and Application"

October, 26, 2017, 10:00 – 17:00

Fraunhofer SIT | Rheinstraße 75| 64295 Darmstadt

What is the story behind Blockchain? Everybody is talking about Blockchain. Many experts assume that the Blickchain-Technology will "turn the whole industry upside down". If someone does not pay attation now, they will soon be excluded technologically. We give attention to this „hype“ in August 2017 with a focus issue of the magazine  „DuD – Datenschutz und Datensicherheit“.

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Workshop of the Joint Committee for the Handling of Security-Relevant Research of DFG and Leopoldina

October, 27, 2017, 10:30 – 17:00

Konferenzzentrum darmstadtium | Schloßgraben 1 | Darmstadt

The development of new information and communication technologies in IT-science especially during the last two decades has changed the daily, professional, private and public life enormously. The techonlogical developments have significant societal, social and scientific effects. Whereas the use generally seems clear, possible risks of abuse, for instance by the potential violation of personal rights or by the possiblity of purposfully influencing the consumer behavior and the public opinon formation, are not always immediately apparent.

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Workshop Security and Privacy for Big Data

November, 07 – 08, 2017

Fraunhofer SIT | Rheinstraße 75| 64295 Darmstadt

To develop Big-Data-Solutions it is not enough to be able to process large data volumes promptly. Every single professional implementation must meet the minimum requirements of security and data privacy. However there are gaps in competence between Big-Data and security technologies, which this seminar would like to fill.

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DLS in Cybersecurity: Secure Deduplication - Models and Optimization

Colin Boyd, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

November, 16, 2017, 16:15 – 17:15

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

Abstract
Deduplication is a widely used mechanism in cloud storage systems which can greatly increase efficiency. The basic idea is to remove duplicate stored files, replacing copies with a pointer to a single version. Empirical evidence shows that deduplication can be extremely effective in reducing both storage requirements and bandwidth used for uploading. However, deduplication also introduces severe challenges to security. There is an inherent conflict between the use of deduplication and the desire of users to encrypt their files prior to uploading. Even if this problem can be solved, client-side deduplication opens up a side channel which can reveal information to an adversary, as shown in 2010 by Harnik et al.

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T.I.S.P. Seminar in Darmstadt

November, 20 – 24, 2017

Fraunhofer SIT | Rheinstraße 75| 64295 Darmstadt

Information security is becoming more and more important: in order to protect electronic business processes, companies are increasingly looking for qualified employees who can prove that they are equal to the complex challenges of IT security. The TeleTrusT Information Security Professional (T.I.S.P.) is the only effective proof of this kind in Europe. CRISP member Fraunhofer SIT offers seminars to prepare for the exam.

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CAST-Research Prize IT-Security

November, 23, 2017, 10:00 – 17:00

Fraunhofer SIT | Rheinstraße 75| 64295 Darmstadt

CAST e.V. awards the research prize IT-Security 2017 to authors of outstanding final papers and theses in the areas of IT-Security. Innovative ideas, interessting results, new perspectives and ways, which address current and relevant topics off IT-Security, are in demand.

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

Prof. Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo, University of Luxembourg

November, 23, 2017, 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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CAST-Workshop: Sicherheit von Smart Buildings

November, 30, 2017, 10:00 – 17:00

Fraunhofer SIT | Rheinstraße 75| 64295 Darmstadt

The CAST e.V. workshop on the topic "Security von Smart Buildings" considers the IT-Security of automated buildings. Due to the increasing complexity of such buildings and their connection with the Internet, they must be able to withstand attack scenarios for which they have not been designed in the past.

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CAST-Workshop: Forensics and Cybercrime

December, 14, 2017, 10:00 – 17:00

Fraunhofer SIT | Rheinstraße 75| 64295 Darmstadt

In 2017 the CAST-Workshop 'Forensics and Cybercrime' takes current trends and developments of these topics into account.

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