09.09.2011 - Christoph Kowalski
Aufruf zur Teilnahme an der Fallstudie RUBTrust.
Weitere Informationen unter: www.rubtrust-meditrust.de
07.07.2011 - Christoph Kowalski
The System Security Lab (TU Darmstadt) organizes the 6th European Trusted Infrastructure Summer School (ETISS) at TU Darmstadt, Germany, 19th-24th September 2011.
The summer school covers a variety of fields related to creating a trustworthy computing platform and trustworthy infrastructure to cope with the demands of current and future information processing. This includes Trusted Computing, machine virtualization, new hardware architectures, and new network security architectures.
ETISS is open to all researchers and technologists in IT security from academia and industry with an interest in advanced learning and research discussions on next generation trusted infrastructure technologies and their role in helping secure our information society. The aim of the summer school is to provide a programme that is useful for new and established researchers as well as for professionals from industry in the area.
22.11.2010 - Christoph Kowalski
Gestern wurde in Darmstadt der CAST-Förderpreises 2010 verliehen. In der Kategorie Master- und Diplomarbeiten setzte sich Lucas Vincenzo Davi vom Lehrstuhl für Systemsicherheit (Horst Görtz Institut) mit seiner Arbeit "Detection and Prevention of Return-Oriented Programming Attacks with Extension to Integrity Measurement Architectures" durch. Davi entwickelte in seiner Arbeit neue Methoden zur Detektion von Return-Oriented-Programming-Angriffen. Die Plätze 2 und 3 gingen ebenfalls an Bochumer ITS-Absolventen: Felix Gröbert (Google) und Ralf Zimmermann (HGI) konnten die Jury mit ihren Arbeiten "Automatic Identification of Cryptographic Primitives in Software" und "Optimized Implementation of the Elliptic Curve Factorization Method on a Highly Parallelized Hardware Cluster" überzeugen. Die Auszeichnung für den ersten Platz ist mit einem Preisgeld von 3000€ verbunden.
10.05.2010 - Christoph Kowalski
Vertrauenswürdige IT-Plattformen und Infrastrukturen für den Schutz personenbezogener Daten in der öffentlichen Verwaltung und im Gesundheitswesen sind Ziel der Projekte RUBTrust und MediTrust. Die beiden Projekte werden im Rahmen des Programms „Wachstum für Bochum“ vom Land NRW, der Stadt Bochum sowie NOKIA mit insgesamt rund 3,5 Mio. Euro gefördert. Besonderes Augenmerk der Wissenschaftler liegt auf der sog. Usable Security: Das System muss weitestgehend ohne Benutzerinteraktion und -fachwissen auskommen. „Denn jede Entscheidung, die der Benutzer oder Administrator treffen muss, ist ein potenzieller Schwachpunkt“, sagt Prof. Dr. Ahmad Reza Sadeghi (RUB-Lehrstuhl für Systemsicherheit am Horst Görtz Institut für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik). Neben ihm sind die Hauptakteure das RUB-Dezernat für Informations- und Kommunikationsdienste sowie die Sirrix Security Technologies AG.
30.10.2008 - Christian Wachsmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, head of the chair for System Security at the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at University of Bochum has been awarded by the Karl Heinz Beckurts-Stiftung for his excellent research about Trusted Computing technology and its transfer to industrial practice. This renowned price honors excellent scientific achievements that gave visible impulses to industrial innovations in Germany and that have been supported by the laureates. The Karl Heinz Beckurts Award is endowed with 30.000 Euro and will be awarded to a maximum of three scientists in Germany. The award ceremony will take place at Munich in December 2008.
The chair for System Security is part of the Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security. The research focus of the chair lies on the design and development of security architectures (especially operating systems), Trusted Computing in hardware and software, and cryptographic protocols.
28.08.2008 - Christian Wachsmann
11.08.2008 - Christian Wachsmann
MIMOS, a strategic agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI), today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Ruhr-University, Bochum (RUB) in Germany to nurture trusted computing technology.
Under the MoA, MIMOS will collaborate with RUB on Trusted Infrastructure projects with the ultimate aim of developing information security technology platforms for commercialisation in Asia Pacific including Malaysia and Europe.
Trusted Infrastructure relates to building trust into communications infrastructure by embedding trusted computing functionalities into its components. MIMOS is spearheading research and development in trusted computing to enable researchers to explore and apply its strength to our daily lives.
The collaboration with RUB will enable the two organisations to combine their research and development strengths, share resources and exchange results of innovations, particularly in information security.
RUB was chosen as MIMOS' partner of choice as it is the largest university-based research centre in Trusted Infrastructure in Europe. The collaboration will see more than 30 researchers from MIMOS and RUB synergising their effort in developing Trusted Computing and Trusted Infrastructure projects.
02.07.2008 - Christian Wachsmann
The conference on the Future of Trust in Computing has been organized by the International School of IT Security and took place in Berlin from June, 30th until July, 2nd. It focused on future trends and technology innovations in defining trust, on discussions about current technologies, and on privacy, policy, and assurance issues.
The conference enjoyed a great acceptance among the audience as it counted about 150 guests also from overseas (e.g., from Asia, Europe, and North America). This can be ascribed to the increasing importance of trusted computing as a promising technology for establishing trust in information and communication technology.
The audience represented a broad mixture (including users, regulators, and industry) and thus, panel discussions and talks offered different views on the topic. The schedule allowed for informal networking, which gave the participants the possibility to discuss their ideas and thoughts. Both industry and governmental delegates presented their activities in the area of trusted computing. In addition, EU Commissioner David Cornwell gave an overview of related EU activities.
The talks also provided insights to practical projects. For instance, one talk presented a research project pertaining to trusted network access control that combines Turaya with TNC@FHH.
E-health, which enjoys great public attention, was given a great significance within the conference due to the personal and sensitive character of patient data that requires a high degree of protection.
Regarding the current status quo, still a lot of research has to be done but both industry and academics are already making great efforts in order to ensure further progress.
20.06.2008 - Christian Wachsmann
The Workshop on Security Hardware in Theory and Practice took place at Schloss Dagstuhl from June, 18 to June, 20th. The workshop aimed at discussing and investigating problems, challenges, and some recent scientific and technological developments in the area of security hardware and related technologies as well as specific aspects of software security (whitebox, cryptovirology) that are of great interest from the system security perspective, and can be deployed to solve various real world security problems.
01.06.2008 - Christian Wachsmann
In occasion of the 30th anniversary of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, DAAD), more than 300 alumni as well as representatives from science, industry, and politics met from March, 30 to June, 1 in Tokyo.
At the DAAD meeting, a new working group for “IT-Security” has been established, which has been organized and moderated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Horst-Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI), Ruhr-University Bochum. Prof. Sadeghi accompanied state secretary Dr. Michael Stückradt of the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology on his journey to Japan. The primary goal of the journey was to strengthen research cooperations between Japan and Germany.
In the workgroup on IT-Security renowned Japanese scientists gave talks on different areas of IT security: Prof. Shigeo Tsujii, president of the Institute of Information Security, talked about the composition of technical and legal methods to find optimal solutions and assessment of aspects of security, privacy, and usability in the information society. Dr. Tatsuaki Okamoto, NTT Laboratories, gave a talk on the latest research results of NTT Research Lab in the area of quantum computing. Dr. Kazue Sako, NEC Research Labs, focused on the use of cryptographic techniques for anonymous authentication, which can be used to protect privacy in networked and distributed communication systems that more and more frequently store personal information for different commercial purposes.
11.04.2008 - Christian Wachsmann
Giovanni Di Crescenzo (Telcordia Research, USA) gave the talk "Perfectly Secure Password Protocols in the Bounded Retrieval Model".
10.04.2008 - Christian Wachsmann
Jesse Walker (Intel Corporation, USA) gave the talk "Distributed Trust Models in Community Networks".
03.04.2008 - Christian Wachsmann
The conference Trust 2008 took place in Villach, Austria, from March, 11th to March, 13th. Prof. Sadeghi was scientific chair of this conference that aimed to bring together scientific stakeholders in the field of trusted computing from all over the world. TRUST was organized for the first time and has been visited by more than 140 researchers.
The System Security Group organized a research track that was held on two days in parallel to the TRUST 2008 conference. Topics like Trusted Channels, Trusted Virtual Domains, Runtime Monitoring and Policy Issues were discussed with international research partners, i.e., IBM Research Zurich, HP Labs Bristol, and Politecnico di Torino. The goal of the research track was to foster research and to create publications.
21.02.2008 - Christian Wachsmann
15.11.2007 - Christian Wachsmann
For more information visit the university's news website.
15.10.2007 - Christian Wachsmann
Additional to the lecture "System Security", in this winter term our group offers two completely new lectures for students:
- Trusted Computing
- Aspects of Modern Cryptography
05.10.2007 - Christian Wachsmann
The 2nd European Trusted Infrastructure Summer School (ETISS) 2007 took place at Ruhr-University Bochum from September, 29th to October, 5th. It has been organized by the System Security Group and has been visited by more than 100 researchers from Europe and oversees. For more information visit the ETISS 2007 website.