Grades available

Written on 08.11.23 by Sven Bugiel

We are very sorry the report's grading took so long. We added the grades to the CMS and LSF. Please contact us if you have questions about your grades.

Extended deadline for the final report

Written on 29.08.23 by Sven Bugiel

Dear all,

Please note that we extended the deadline for submitting the final report to 30.09. at 23:59.

CHERI-TrEE: Flexible enclaves on capability machines

Written on 23.06.23 by Dhiman Chakraborty

Presentation submission

Written on 23.06.23 by Dhiman Chakraborty

Please do not forget to submit your presentation within due time.



Seminar room

Written on 26.05.23 by Dhiman Chakraborty

Today's seminar will be in the room 0.07 (cispa ground floor) 

Tomorrow NO Seminar!

Written on 18.05.23 by Sven Bugiel

Dear all,

Please note that tomorrow's seminar session had to be canceled on very short notice! Tomorrow's topic was moved to June 09. The updated schedule is at

Sorry for the short notice, and we hope you can instead enjoy a long weekend!

Tomorrow room 2.22

Written on 11.05.23 by Sven Bugiel

Just a reminder that tomorrow's seminar will exceptionally take place in room 2.22 in CISPA. 

[tsc23] Topic assignment

Written on 25.04.23 by Dhiman Chakraborty

Hello all,

The topic assignment is done. You can find your assigned topics in the cms. 

Thanks & Regards,

Sven, Michael & Dhiman

[tsc'23] Hybrid kick-off via zoom

Written on 21.04.23 by Dhiman Chakraborty

Due to a strike in public transport, we are offering a Zoom link for a hybrid kick-off meeting.  


Time: Apr 21, 2023 10:00 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

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Trusted and Secure Computing

(Summer Term 2023)


In this seminar, the participants will discuss and evaluate state-of-the-art research solutions in the domain of secure, trusted, and trustworthy computing, both from the constructive as well as from the offensive perspective. The focus is particularly on hardware-based security architectures that are nowadays becoming omnipresent in different settings like server, cloud, or embedded device security. Examples of such hardware security primitives are Trusted Platform Modules, Intel SGX, RISC-V Keystone, or ARM TrustZone.


Location In-person at CISPA (Room 0.07)
Time 10-12 (sharp) Date - check presentation schedule
Meeting Seminar (Weekly Meetings)
No. of Students max. 8
Instructor Sven Bugiel, Michael Schwarz, Dhiman Chakraborty
Language  English
Kickoff Friday, April 21, 10–12 at CISPA (Room 0.07) 


While sending any email related to the seminar, please prepend [tsc23] to the subject line of the email.

Course structure and grading

The course is structured as a standard seminar. Every week, one student will present an assigned topic, which we will then discuss. Before this, all students are expected to read the handed-out papers carefully and prepare a list of discussion questions. Additionally, every student will write a short report on their assigned papers, in which the presentation should be elaborated in more detail and potentially include the discussion results. Grading will be based on the presentation (40%), report (40%), and general in-class participation in the discussion (20%). 

Registration and pre-requisites

There are no formal prerequisites beyond a basic knowledge of how computer systems work internally. Some of the seminar papers will talk about a certain hardware configuration. But no formal background in hardware design is required. However, participants are expected to carefully read the background sections of the discussed papers to understand the topic.
Previous participation in “Side-Channel Attacks and Defences” ( by Dr. Michael Schwarz can be helpful in understanding the topics easily.

Registration is handled via the central registration system of the UdS.

Presentation schedule and topics

The concrete week day and time slot will be determined via poll among the participants.

Day Topic Presenter Notes

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Usecases


Room 2.22
19.05.2023 NO SEMINAR


26.05.2023 Trust-zone & Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) - Design

Syeda Mahnur Asif

Room 0.07

Trust-zone & Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) - Attack

Niklas Flentje

09.06.2023 Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Vulnerabilities and issues

Amir Farahani Khojasteh

16.06.2023 Enclave based TEE Vulnerabilities & Fixes

Luis Wollenschneider

23.06.2023 VM Based TEE Design & Usecases

Joshua Sonnet

30.06.2023 VM based TEE Vulnerabilities & Issues

Christoph Steuer

Room TBA

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