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Successful submissions at USENIX 2022 - fall submission

In the "fall submission" of the 31st USENIX Security Symposium, two contributions from researchers participating in ATHENE were accepted. USENIX is one of the four most important conferences in the field of security. Scientists, practitioners, system administrators and programmers from all over the world come together to share the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks.

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European funding for ATHENE researchers

The ATHENE scientists Iryna Gurevych and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, both professors of computer science at TU Darmstadt, each win one of the highly coveted ERC Advanced Grants endowed with up to 2.5 million euros for 5 years.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Dr. Kristina Hostáková

CAST/GI Promotionspreis IT-Sicherheit 2022 for alumna of TU Darmstadt

As part of of the conference “GI Sicherheit 2022”, the CAST/GI Promotionspreis IT-Sicherheit 2022, was awarded for the 11th time yesterday at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Three of the four nominees were graduates of TU Darmstadt and were supervised in their dissertation by professors involved in ATHENE. The first place was awarded to Dr. Kristina Hostáková.

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US Consul General Norman Thatcher Scharpf visits ATHENE

Today, Norman Thatcher Scharpf, the new Consul General of the USA in Frankfurt am Main, and his team met with our CEO Prof, Michael Waidner and Prof. Haya Shulman, Member of the ATHENE Board, and Coordinator of  our research ares Analytics Based Cybersecurity (ABC).

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Post by ATHENE researcher on APNIC Blog: Resurrection of injection attacks

In his blog post ATHENE researcher Philipp Jeitner, scientist at Fraunhofer SIT and TU Darmstadt, describes how the Domain Name System (DNS) can be exploited for injection attacks against a variety of different applications. He also shows why countermeasures aren't as easy as to apply patches to vulnerable implementations. A tool to test DNS resolver for vulnerabilities is also linked in the post.

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Successful submissions at USENIX 2022 - summer submission

Two contributions of researchers from TU Darmstadt participating in ATHENE were accepted in the summer submission of the 31st USENIX Security Symposium, one of the four most important conferences in the field of security. Scientists, practitioners, system administrators and programmers from all over the world come together to share the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks.

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Research against Fake News - ATHENE director at BMBF press conference

On the occasion of today's Safer Internet Day, Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger presented the funding priority "Detecting and Combating Digital Disinformation Campaigns" at a press conference. ATHENE Director Prof. Michael Waidner classified the topic from a scientific perspective and explained what research can contribute to recognising and combating disinformation and disinformation campaigns. In this context, ATHENE develops tools that facilitate the early detection and containment of disinformation.

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LOEWE top professorship in Frankfurt for our cyber expert Dr. Haya Shulman

Dr. Haya Shulman, coordinator of the ATHENE research area Analytics Based Cybersecurity and head of the department Cybersecurity Analytics and Defenses at Fraunhofer SIT, has accepted the call to a professorship at the Institute of Computer Science at Goethe University Frankfurt as of February 1, 2022, and will thus also take up a LOEWE top professorship as of March 1, 2022. The LOEWE research funding program of the state of Hesse is providing around 2.18 million euros over a period of five years to endow the professorship. This had already been decided by the LOEWE Administrative Commission in the fall of 2021 on the basis of a recommendation by the LOEWE Program Advisory Board.

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Ten innovative cybersecurity startups in next round of accelerator program

The accelerator program "SpeedUpSecure" promotes startups with innovative solutions in the field of cybersecurity. Ten startups qualified for the program and will undergo a two-month intensive and targeted training program starting in early February. They will have access to a strong network of experts from business and research, who will be involved in the accelerator as mentors, jurors, coaches or with keynote speeches. The start-up incubator StartUpSecure at the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE in Darmstadt launched the Accelerator. It is supported by the partner incubators for cybersecurity CISPA in Saarbrücken, Cube 5 in Bochum and StartUpSecure KASTEL in Karlsruhe.

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German IT Security Award 2022: Applications open until 15.02.2022

The IT Security Award, which is offered by the Horst Görtz Foundation and endowed with a total of 160,000€, will be awarded for the 9th time in 2022. The finalists and winning projects will be selected in a two-stage process by an independent jury of experts. Applicants can register until 15.02.2022 and submit their short version, which will be used by the jury to make a preliminary selection. Applicants who are accepted for the long version can then submit it in a submission period from 01.04.2022 to 31.05.2022.

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