Welcome at the Chair of Privacy and Security

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We work on all aspects of technical data protection and network and IT security. We are primarily interested in privacy, i.e. the protection of individuals against the misuse of their data.

Over the past decades, digital technologies have developed rapidly. The advent of digital transformation and the interconnectivity of all areas of life opens up a wealth of new possibilities. Autonomous networked vehicles, cloud computing, industry 4.0, virtual reality with haptic feedback, online banking or social networks are just a few keywords that are changing the way and quality of life. However, this development also brings with it a number of challenges that people often do not immediately grasp, but which may well conflict with their interests. Our research group is engaged in the development and analysis of security concepts that protect from all types of potential attackers on such systems. We are also interested in the development of technologies that promote data protection in order to protect privacy in the digital world. Finally, we develop protocols and algorithms to secure the underlying infrastructures for communication and computation.

We are part of the KASTEL Security Research Labs, as well as the excellence cluster CeTI, the Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop.


Prof. Mathias Fischer invited to Karlsruhe

We are looking forward to having Prof. Mathias Fischer from the University of Hamburg (UHH) as a guest on February 9. As part of the lecture “Resilient Networking”, he will give a talk about Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), and present advanced methods to detect attacks as well as recent research results.

The lecture will take place 9th of February, 2024, at 9:45 in room 301.

Prof. Fischer’s profile (UHH)
Prof. Strufe in Hamburg

On January 22nd, 2024, Prof. Strufe was invited to the University of Hamburg (UHH). In his talk “(Not so) Private in the Metaverse” he talks about data protection and privacy in Extended Reality, and why advertised methods of anonymization and pseudonymization are not sufficient to protect the users. He also presents recent results from studies conducted by the Privacy and Security chair.

Information on the UHH website
First SePAR workshop – Call for Papers

We are organising the First International Workshop on Security and Privacy in AR and extended realities, SePAR. The workshop will be held on the 4th of June 2024 in Perth, co-located with the 25th IEEE WoWMoM symposium.

The deadline for submissions is on the 23rd of Feburary 2024. More information about the topics and submission method can be found on the website of the workshop.

We are looking forward to many interesting submissions!

To the workshop
Successful PhD defense of Dr. Kilian Becher

We congratulate Kilian Becher on his successful PhD defense!

In his thesis, Kilian engineers techniques which allow supply chains to be made verifiable, but still retain confidentiality to not expose trade secrets. He constructs protocols based on fully homomorphic encryption, proxy re-encryption and methods of differential privacy to achieve this goal.




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