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The Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) are designed to protect sensitive data and program code from misuse. The working group Secure Software Systems shows the danger of zero-day attacks against this technology.



From 1-4 October, a "Teach the Teacher" workshop and a "Geek for Social Good" hackathon took place at the German University in Cairo (GUC). The events are part of the "ComIC - Computing for Intercultural Competence" project.



According to analysts, the market for intelligent clothing has enormous growth potential. In a report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Prof. Dr. Schneegaß explains how smart clothing could can get out of the niche market.



The Excellence Commission yesterday approved the Cluster of Excellence "Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries (CASA)". The cluster is located at the Ruhr University Bochum and brings together scientists from different disciplines. One of them: Dr. Lucas Davi, junior professor at paluno - the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology.



In order to develop robust and reliable cyber-physical systems, it is important to understand which aspects of the system environment may not be exactly determinable. At this year's IEEE CASE, Torsten Bandyszak from Prof. Pohl's research group presented a new approach to modeling such uncertainties.



How can we assess the experience and expertise of a researcher? The visualization group has developed a web-based visual analytics tool that generates profiles of researchers in the form of interactive reports.



Short-term and individually adapted insurances – up to now, such an offer did not pay off for insurers. The use of blockchain technologies can change this. The IGUA project offers workshops for insurers to get to know the possibilities of blockchains.



For the DFG Collaborative Research Center CRC 1119 CROSSING (Cryptography-Based Security Solutions: Enabling Trust in New and Next Generation Computing Environments) the University Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department Computer Science, Working Group Computer Science with focus on Secure Software Systems at Campus Essen seeks to hire one Research Assistant / PhD Student.

Your primary task will be conducting research in computer security, especially in the areas of Trusted Computing technologies (remote attestation), system and software security, mobile security, hardware security, IoT security. Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given.

More information can be found at the website of the secure software systems research group:



It can't get much closer: intelligent clothing that monitors body functions and supports the wearer in all situations. Such wearables are the research area of Prof. Dr. Stefan Schneegaß.



132 participants from industry and research came to Zeche Zollverein and left the event with new ideas and contacts. Take a look on the photo review and download the posters and presentations!