01/01/2016 to 31/12/2019

Information leakage via side channels is a widely recognised threat to cyber security. In particular small devices are known to leak information through physical channels, i.e. power consumption, electromagnetic radiation, and timing behaviour. In other words, the power consumed by mobile phones can reveal information about the data stored on the phone and attackers can steal this data by managing to capture the leakage. This can ultimately lead to complete security breaches in the form of data recovery.
At present, accounting for leakage requires access to a fully equipped testing lab, and skilled people to conduct side channel experiments. This makes it virtually impossible for the general developers of devices to test their implementations against leakage attacks as these labs are only available to high-end developers, such as those producing chip-and-pin cards.
The aim of the research project is to bring the skill of a testing lab to the desk of a developer of standard consumer devices, without the need for domain specific knowledge. To ensure the success of the project the research group have partnered with a leading developer of compiler toolchains, Embecosm.

Friday, 1 January, 2016 to Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

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SMESEC project Open Call for SMEs and SME associations
SMESEC has released an open call for SMEs and SME associations in order to validate SMESEC framework and at the same time improve their systems’ security.
SMESEC is inviting SMEs to participate in the validation of the SMESEC framework. By participating you not only have influence on the evaluation of the SMESEC framework, but also improve your own company security and get up to €20.000 of funds!

Future Events

Conference on Autonomous Security Systems
02/05/2019 to 03/05/2019

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Autonomous Security Systems

An international conference to be held at the University of Zurich in Switzerland on May 2nd-3rd, 2019, aims to explore the ethical and legal aspects of autonomous systems in the security sector. Among others, autonomous systems in cybersecurity are discussed in the conference, that is co-supported by CANVAS.

Keynote speakers

Philip G. Alston, New York University and UN Special Rapporteur
Extreme Poverty and Human Rights: Artificial Intelligence as a Threat to Human Rights?

Hermeneut project at Cybertech Tel Aviv 2019

Cybertech is the cyber industry’s foremost B2B networking platform conducting industry-related events all around the globe, the go-to place to learn all about the latest technological innovations, threats, and solutions to combating threats within the global cyber arena.