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Paper accepted at SIGCOMM 2021

ATHENE researchers from Fraunhofer SIT and TU Darmstadt place a paper at the A* ranked ACM SIGCOMM. The flagship conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) focuses on applications, technologies, architectures and protocols for computer communication.

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Successful submissions on ARES 2021

Researchers from the research institutions involved in ATHENE, Fraunhofer SIT, TU Darmstadt and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, were able to place several papers at the "International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security", ARES for short. The conference highlights various aspects of security, with a special focus on the crucial link between availability, reliability and security.

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Premiere for Fraunhofer CyberStar Award

The Fraunhofer CyberStar Award (FCSA) was presented for the first time this year, honoring outstanding academic theses in applied cybersecurity from Israel. Prize winners are Dr. Eyal Ronen from Tel Aviv University and Anatoly Shusterman from Ben Gurion University. The award ceremony took place as part of the virtually German-Israeli Cyber Conference, in the presence of Yigal Unna, Director General of the Israeli National Cyber Directorate, Arne Schönbohm, President of the Federal Office for Information Security BSI, and numerous other experts.

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Successful completion of the first round of Booster - the new funding program for cybersecurity founders

The winning teams of the first round of the booster have been determined. Applications for another round are now possible at sus-beratung@athene-center.de.

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Successful submissions on CSCW 2021

Three papers authored by ATHENE researcher Prof. Christian Reuter, head of the PEASEC research group at the TU Darmstadt, and his team were accepted at the 24th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). At the Core A ranked conference, researchers and practitioners exchange ideas on the technical, social, material, and theoretical challenges of designing technologies to support collaborative work and life activities.

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Successful submissions on MobiSys 2021

A paper written by ATHENE researchers from TU Darmstadt together with scientists from IBM Research Europe - Zurich and National University of Singaporewas has been accepted at the 19th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys). The researchers propose FasZIP, a novel zero-interaction pairing scheme that significantly shortens pairing time and prevents advanced attacks, threatening the state of the art. To demonstrate these advantages of FastZIP, they implement and empirical evaluate it for a topical use case of pairing smart devices inside a moving car. The paper will be presented in the HCI session on July 1st.

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ATHENE researcher is Program Chair of ACM Computer Science of Cars Symposium 2021

Prof. Christoph Krauß, Head of the Department Cyber-Physical Systems and Automotive Security at Fraunhofer SIT and Professor of Network Security at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, is Program Chair of the Computer Science in Cars Symposium (CSCS) 2021. CSCS is the ACM flagship event in the field of Car IT with a focus on artificial intelligence and security for autonomous vehicles.
 

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NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Conference enters the 3rd round

Security must also be guaranteed in the age of quantum computers. As early as 2017, the American National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) therefore called for the submission of suitable public-key encryption, key agreement, and digital signature processes that should also be able to withstand attacks utilizing future quantum computers.

 

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New research project from ATHENE: Disinformation and Corona (DisCo)

Disinformation and fake news are circulating around the world about the corona pandemic. Especially on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, people share news that have not been checked, so that it spreads rapidly. "We are not only fighting a pandemic, but also an info-demie," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General. Researchers at Fraunhofer SIT want to meet this challenge in the DisCo project from the ATHENE research area Secure Digital Transformation in Health Care (SeDiTraH).

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UP21@it-sa Award: Apply now

The most important award for cyber security startups from the DACH region is entering a new round. The UP21 @ it-sa offers young companies the opportunity to prove themselves in speed pitches in front of a specialist audience, experts and investors, and to convince them. You gain more visibility and support startups by networking with the cybersecurity community and potential customers, partners and investors in accelerating their business development.

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