Perspectives of Cyber Security Stefan N├╝rnberger

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13.01.2020

Everybody is registered

Good news: The examination office made an exception and also registered the belated students who forgot to register in time. 

08.01.2020

Official POSER Registration

Dear Students,

happy new year to all of you!

In order to receive a grade at the end of the semester, you have to be officially registered in LSF (the deadline, as stated on the CMS POSER website was Nov 25)

It seems some people are not registered. I talked... Read more

Dear Students,

happy new year to all of you!

In order to receive a grade at the end of the semester, you have to be officially registered in LSF (the deadline, as stated on the CMS POSER website was Nov 25)

It seems some people are not registered. I talked to the examination office and they will make an exception. But we have to hurry: Please add your details in the following spreadsheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GTgzolXg-g-L8r7FItwCrg4xIisy7fRRYuvowUC0NA4/edit?usp=sharing

until Friday 13:00

 

Thanks,
Stefan

16.12.2019

Slides of last Talk (Jilles Vreeken) online

The slides of the last Faculty Talk by Prof. Jilles Vreeken are now online. (see link in the title of his slot)

20.11.2019

Feedback: Talk #1

Dear students,

I wanted to give you some feedback on today's talk so that you know how I judge the quality and it's easier to judge for you what is good and what is bad. 

First, a big shout-out to the first team as they couldn't use the opportunity to watch... Read more

Dear students,

I wanted to give you some feedback on today's talk so that you know how I judge the quality and it's easier to judge for you what is good and what is bad. 

First, a big shout-out to the first team as they couldn't use the opportunity to watch another group make mistakes and they were moving in unchartered waters.

My assessment:

Overall, I think the self-set goal of the setting (car managers) was well implemented and reflected in the pitch itself. The gimmicks like business cards, the anecdote in the beginning and the pamphlet you threw on the table were fitting for that scenario. They show that you put thought in your pitch design. Well done!

However, there were also a few things that can be improved and that the next teams should avoid. This time, because you were first, I ignored them ;-)

  • the overall tone was high-level marketing without substantial evidence to back them up: e.g., "we're the best out there" is something everybody could say. You were allowed to make up your idea and your progress, so you could have just pretended to have performed better than a competitor. For example, include a table that shows who else is in that market and choose realistic features to compare yourself with them. Be honest about them, so it's not necessary to be better in all categories in that comparison
  • some managers (as they were the fictive target audience) might have been offended by the bullish and partly arrogant confidence in your product. Confidence is very necessary but should be conveyed through rational arguments such as statistics, comparisons, user studies or simply customers that you already have

 

Best,

Stefan

06.11.2019

Topic Assignment

You've been assigned to the following topics:

  • The matriculation numbers in red already start today. Your turn is next week. 
  • One team consists of three members
  • Sven's topic has two teams because more students wanted to present
Topic ... Read more

You've been assigned to the following topics:

  • The matriculation numbers in red already start today. Your turn is next week. 
  • One team consists of three members
  • Sven's topic has two teams because more students wanted to present
Topic Matriculation Number
Stefan
Making Embedded Systems in Cars Ready for the Future
2581237
2581419

Katharina

Usable Security Challenges in the Internet of Things

 
2570621
2568326
2577211

Sven

Two-Factor-Authentication (2FA)

 
2572633
2572633

Sven

Two-Factor-Authentication (2FA)

 
2565064
2581749

Jilles

Determining Fairness of Automated Decisions

 
2581838
2581618

Christian

Generic Methods to Detect Malicious Intent

 
2565209
2553458

Nils

Securing Legacy Industrial Control Systems

 
2581724
2558867

 

04.11.2019

Topic Selection

Dear students,

finally, I have received feedback from all people who will present and the topics are up for selection.

  1. Have a look at all the topics on the CMS website (Faculty research only)
  2. Think about which ones you like and want to present in the week... Read more

Dear students,

finally, I have received feedback from all people who will present and the topics are up for selection.

  1. Have a look at all the topics on the CMS website (Faculty research only)
  2. Think about which ones you like and want to present in the week following that topic
  3. Please enter your preference until tomorrow Nov 05, 23:59
  4. You'll get the assignment on Wednesday before the noon

You'll be assigned in groups. If you want to work with somebody in particular, please enter that Name in the link above and make sure to choose exact same preferences (otherwise it becomes unsolvable).

Apologies for the short call for action, but I didn't receive feedback earlier.

01.11.2019

Slides available - Topic selection soon

Hi there,

the slides from the kick-off yesterday are available. I'm still waiting for feedback from Faculty and speakers to confirm their topics, then I will start the topic selection. 

Best,
Stefan

30.10.2019

POSER will be in room 0.07

The first POSER interactive lecture will take place 16:00 today in room 0.07 (glass meeting room behind staircase) in the CISPA building.

I want to encourage close interaction and hence I chose a meeting room with a big round table instead of the lecture hall. We... Read more

The first POSER interactive lecture will take place 16:00 today in room 0.07 (glass meeting room behind staircase) in the CISPA building.

I want to encourage close interaction and hence I chose a meeting room with a big round table instead of the lecture hall. We should all fit in there. 

See you soon!

23.10.2019

1st Lecture next Wednesday (Oct 30)

Dear students,

the first lecture will take place next Wednesday from 16:00 to 17:30. Please have a look at the format of the lecture here:

https://cms.cispa.saarland/poser

On Oct 30, we will also publish the upcoming topics of which you need to choose one.... Read more

Dear students,

the first lecture will take place next Wednesday from 16:00 to 17:30. Please have a look at the format of the lecture here:

https://cms.cispa.saarland/poser

On Oct 30, we will also publish the upcoming topics of which you need to choose one. The dates and people are however not fixed yet as I'm still waiting for replies from external speakers (entrepreneurs, founders, ...).

See you next week!

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PERSPECTIVES OF CYBER SECURITY

In this lecture series, we give insights into the many facets of cybersecurity research and founder's activities in the vicinity. We put a focus on marketable and innovative ideas and trends.  

Schedule

This lecture takes place every Wednesday, 16:00 to 17:30 at room 0.07 in the CISPA building

  • Every event is composed of
    • of a student pitch (see below) that covers a prior topic and
    • a new topic presented by a faculty
  • We also invited founders to present their story. At those dates, there's no new research topic for you.

Date Presenter Topic
Oct 30 Andreas Zeller, Stefan Nürnberger
  • Introduction  / The quirks and concepts of a business pitch [PDF]
  • The CISPA Incubator [PDF]
Nov 6

Faculty Research

Stefan Nürnberger

Making Embedded Systems in Cars Ready for the Future

The car industry is transforming rapidly: more electric cars, more autonomous cars, car-sharing ... The current embedded architectures do not keep up with this high technical demand and there are some unsolved fundamental problems...

Nov 13    
Nov 20

Faculty Research

Katharina Krombholz

Usable Security Challenges in the Internet of Things

 

Nov 27

Faculty Research

Sven Bugiel

Two-Factor-Authentication (2FA)

The WebAuthn standard changes two-factor authentication on the web using a hardware token (e.g. YubiKey). With the upcoming PSD2 directive for online shops, the need for 2FA will rise. 

Dec 4    
Dec 11

Faculty Research

Jilles Vreeken

Determining Fairness of Automated Decisions

More and more decisions are automated using algorithms that learn from data, but as we will see this may lead to highly unfair decisions. We’ll discuss how we can determine if decisions are fair and how to force algorithms to be fair. We’ll also discuss whether ‘fair’ actually exists. 

Student presentation PATHeX as PDF

Dec 18

Invited Industry Speaker

Niklas Hellemann

CEO of Sosafe GmbH
Focusing Layer 8

How to make Cyber Security Awareness stick

Jan 08

Faculty Research

Christian Rossow

Generic Methods to Detect Malicious Intent

While we have plenty of methodologies to monitor processes on commodity operating systems to discover their potential malicious intent, we lack generic and OS-agnostic methodologies for arbitrary proprietary systems.

Jan 15    
Jan 22

Faculty Research

Nils Tippenhauer

Securing Legacy Industrial Control Systems

Industrial control systems rely on legacy protocols and devices to supervise and control physical processes such as manufacturing, chemical processes, and electric power generation. You'll get to know challenges to secure such environments, and discuss potential avenues to design (marketable) solutions.

Jan 29

Invited Industry Speaker

Sven Weizenegger

CEO of SUZA Technologies GmbH
Feb 05

Invited Industry Speaker

Sergej Dechand

CEO of Code Intelligence GmbH

What you have to do

In the introduction, you'll get to know

  • general guidelines for entrepreneurial pitches
  • a typical pitch structure
  • how to motivate your topic

Roughly every week, a technical topic will be presented by CISPA Faculty

  • You have to choose a technical topic (list will be published once a schedule is fixed)
  • Each topic is associated with a date when a Faculty will present it
  • If it was the topic you chose, the week after, you have to present that topic as if it were your business idea that you are really passionate about
    • Presentations should be 5-minute pitches and 10 minutes discussion
    • Presentations can be held alone or in a team of two students
    • Presentations will be graded

Exam Registration

You have to register for the exam in LSF until Nov 20.



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