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Danger to Sensitive Data

Security experts from paluno – The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology at the University of Duisburg-Essen revealed multiple vulnerabilities in security-critical software running in protected memory areas of modern Intel processors. In the worst-case scenario, harmful actions could be infiltrated into sensitive programs, e.g. into the software of fingerprint scanners. With the help of the researchers many vendors already patched their software.

Rolling out Complex Temporal Behavior

Machine learning methods are powerful but hard to understand, especially if they show complex temporal behavior as part of their training process or when they are used as autonomous agents. The visualization group has developed two new interactive visualization approaches that "roll out" the complex behavior on the screen and make readable what is going on across time.

Security for Personal Data in the Cloud

The demand for cloud services has never been greater. This brings the issue of data protection to the fore. In the RestAssured project, scientists from the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology paluno at the University of Duisburg-Essen have researched how cloud providers can better protect the personal data of their customers.

DFG Funding for Research Project in the Field of Nano-Security

"RAINCOAT - Randomization in Secure Nano-Scale Microarchitectures" is a joint project of Lucas Davi and Tim Güneysu working together in the cluster of excellence CASA.

Networking of European Data Platform Projects

At the beginning of the year, nine EU-funded data platform projects were launched under the umbrella of the Big Data Value PPP. The first online meetings have now taken place to establish synergies between the projects.

Education and Training for Big Data Specialists

Together with the partners in the BDVe project, the paluno woking group Software Systems Engineering has set up the Big Data Value Education Hub. The platform is now part of the European Commission Pledge Viewer.

Big Data Value PPP Web Seminars

The BDVe project and the Big Data Value Association are organising a series of webinars to exchange views on approaches to developing and establishing Big Data technologies in Europe.

Seamless Data Protection in the Computing Continuum

Computing power is in demand when more and more devices become smart. New network structures combine fog and cloud resources for this purpose. The Software Systems Engineering working group and its partners in the EU project FogProtect are looking into how data can be protected here.

Workshop on Authentication Beyond Desktops and Smartphones

The Human Computer Interaction group will offer a workshop on secure authentication at intelligent devices at the renowned "ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems".