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CISPA’s Parliamentary Evening in Berlin

February 20, 2017

On February 13, 2017, CISPA organized a Parliamentary Evening on “Autonomous Systems” in Berlin. 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

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Talk and Panel Discussion: Cyber Security and civil Liberties (Timothy H. Edgar)

February 15, 2017

10:30 – Cybersecurity and civil liberties – how the new U.S. government will approach cyber threats Timothy H. Edgar Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute of Brown University Timothy H. Edgar is the author of Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance and the Struggle to Reform the NSA (forthcoming 2017). He served under

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CISPA Director Michael Backes receives “CNIL-Inria Award for Privacy Protection 2016”

January 25, 2017

Prof. Michael Backes and his co-authors were awarded the CNIL-Inria Award for Privacy Protection for his paper “ADSNARK: nearly practical and privacy-preserving proofs on authenticated data” (Co-authors: Manuel Barbosa, Dario Fiore, and Raphael M. Reischuk). The award ceremony took place in Brussels as part of the CPDP Conference on January

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CISPA researchers publish 5 papers at NDSS 2017

December 22, 2016

CISPA is contributing 5 papers to next year's "Network and Distributed System Security Symposium" (NDSS 2017). 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

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IEEE LCN Best Paper Award for CISPA Researchers

November 25, 2016

Prof. Christoph Sorge, who holds the juris chair of Legal Informatics at CISPA, and his phD students, Michael Lass and Dominik Leibenger, have received the IEEE LCN Best Paper Award 2016 for their paper "Confidentiality and Authenticity for Distributed Version Control Systems — A Mercurial Extension" (Proceedings of the 41st

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