More than 150 people accepted CISPA’s invitation to “Landesvertretung des Saarlandes”.
After a welcome speech by the Prime Minister of Saarland, Ms. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Prof. Michael Backes, director of CISPA, gave a speech on “Autonomous Systems of the Future”, followed by a Panel Discussion.
Panel(ltr): Michael Hankel, Nadine Schön (MdB), Federal Minister of Education and Research Prof. Johanna Wanka, Prime Minister of Saarland Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Prof. Michael Backes, Reinhard Karger]]>
Cybersecurity and civil liberties – how the new U.S. government will approach cyber threats
Timothy H. Edgar is the author ofBeyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance and the Struggle to Reform the NSA(forthcoming 2017).
He served under President Obama from 2009 to 2010 as the first director of privacy and civil liberties for the White House National Security Staff, focusing on cyber security, open government, and data privacy initiatives.
From 2006 to 2009, he was the first deputy for civil liberties for the director of national intelligence, reviewing new surveillance authorities, the terrorist watchlist, and other sensitive programs.
He holds a JD from Harvard Law School, where he served on the Harvard Law Review, and an AB from Dartmouth College.
Mr Edgar’s talk is made possible through the support of the Embassy of the United States of America and the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Saarbrücken.
For further information visit his Personal Website .
State of the net: Weaponized information, manipulated elections – How can IT security safeguard civil liberties & political independence?
Title : APP STORE 2.0: From Crowd Information to Actionable Feedback in Mobile Ecosystems
Building: E9 1 (CISPA), Room 0.01
Given the increasing competition in mobile app markets, improving the experience of users has become a major goal for app vendors. Previous studies have demonstrated that app users who encounter issues (e.g., crashes, unresponsive apps) frequently uninstall apps and move to alternative apps. Hence, quickly detecting and preventing issues is crucial for staying competitive in the market. This presentation introduces a visionary app store, called APP STORE 2.0, which exploits crowdsourced information about apps, devices and users to increase the overall quality of the delivered mobile apps. The APP STORE 2.0 contributes to the delivery of actionable feedbacks to deal with potential errors and threats that affect mobile apps prior to publication or even when the apps are in the hands of end-users. These feedbacks span over risk reports to support the decision process of app store moderators, reproducible scenarios to support the reproduction task of app developers, performance reports for app developers, and app patches for app users. We have prototyped these systems in the context of the Android ecosystem.
I am a postdoctoral researcher at Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center working with the SPIRALS team. I have recently obtained the International PhD in Computer Science, supervised by Prof. Romain Rouvoy and Prof. Lionel Seinturier at Inria Lille and the University of Lille. My research focuses on the automatic detection, reproduction, and repair of bugs in mobile applications in the wild by using crowdsourcing. My area of research includes Software Engineering, Mobile Computing, App Store Analysis and Crowdsourcing. During my PhD I had the pleasure to collaborate with internationally recognized researchers. In 2015 I obtained a Mitacs Globalink Research Award and I spent three months working with Dr. Bram Adams in the MCISgroup at Polytechnique Montréal (Montreal, Canada). In 2016, I spent four months working with Prof. Walid Maalej in the MAST group at the University of Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany).]]>
NDSS is one of the top-tier conferences in the area of IT security, with the major goal to "encourage and enable the Internet community to apply, deploy, and advance the state of available security technologies".
CISPA researchers will present their papers at the conference venue in San Diego, CA, USA from 26 Feb - 01 Mar 2017.
At the Industry Day, CISPA and their French colleagues will present 20 current research projects. CISPA's projects will focus on technologies that allow programmers to securely develop apps and web applications more easily. Among others, its researchers will also present software that protects cars from hackers. Their French colleagues will, for example, show some new approaches on how to detect computer viruses and how to protect computer systems, which control technical processes in industrial plants.
More information on the event: Industry Day
Read the full Press Release by Saarland University: Press Release (in German)]]>
CISPA, Saarland University
Title : Gamification in der Lehre
Building: E2 5, lecture hall 2
This talk describes the experience gained in using gamification to teach contents in a more vivid, engaging, and practical manner as exhibited in two university courses in the area of IT-Security. In particular, a seminar on hacking, taught by CISPA director Michael Backes, has received very positive feedback by students when applying this concept and was even awarded with a teaching award. This talk will also point out potential limitations of gamification.
The talk will be in German.]]>
CISPA, Saarland University
Title : Capture the Flag – IT-Sicherheit spielerisch lernen
Building: E2 5, Lecture hall 3]]>
Broadcasting company “SR (Saarlaendischer Rundfunk)” mainly underlined the uniqueness of the program and its importance for both IT-security scientists themselves and research in this area.SR Online
SR’s “Aktueller Bericht” has also reported on the inauguration. Watch the video here (in German) ]]>