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Current Topics in Information Security (HS 2007)

Master in Information Security

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Welcome to the web page of the seminar Current Topics in Information Security (link to VVZ).

Organizers

Prof. David Basin, Prof. Srdjan Capkun, Prof. Ueli Maurer, and Prof. Bernhard Plattner.

Assistants

Dr. Christoph Sprenger, Ghassan Karame, Dominik Raub, and Mario Strasser.

Time and location

Mondays, 14:15-16:00, IFW A34

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Overview

The seminar covers various topics in information security, including network security, cryptography and security protocols. The participants are expected to read a scientific paper and present it in a 35-40 min talk. At the beginning of the semester a short introduction to presentation techniques will be given.

The main goals of the seminar are independent study of scientific literature and assessment of its contributions, as well as learning and practicing presentation techniques.

Selected Topics

Each student picks an article from the reading list on Oct 1. At the same time a date for the presentation will be scheduled. Students are expected to show their slides to the responsible supervisor one week before the presentation.

Prerequisites

at least one of

Schedule (to be completed)

(see the list of papers for details on each topic)

Oct 1
Introduction to seminar topics, assignment of papers to participants
Oct 8
Introduction to presentation techniques (cancelled)
Unfortunately the didactics center could not provide an instructor. Instead please peruse the following material or ask the assistant responsible for your chosen talk:
Oct 15
14:15: Polling With Physical Envelopes: A Rigorous Analysis of a Human-Centric Protocol (Dilip Manu)
15:15: Secure multiparty computations without computers (Rose-Line Werner)
Prof. U. Maurer
D. Raub
Oct 22
14:15: Cache-timing Attacks on AES (Yves Geissbühler)
15:15:
Prof. D. Basin
C. Sprenger
Oct 29
14:15: Visual cryptography (Lutz Warnke)
15:15: Multicollisions in Iterated Hash Functions. Application to Cascaded Constructions (Roger Schmid)
Prof. U. Maurer
D. Raub
Nov 5
14:15: The TESLA Broadcast Authenticated Protocol (Baojun Xu)
15:15:
Prof. S. Capkun
G. Karame
Nov 12
14:15: Cat and Mouse: Content Delivery Tradeoffs in Web Access (Leo Fellmann)
15:15: How to 0wn the Internet in Your Spare Time (David Sauter)
Prof. B. Plattner
M. Strasser
Nov 19
14:15: Key Agreement in Peer-to-Peer Wireless Networks (Philipp Bohnhof)
15:15: Crowds: Anonymity for Web Transactions (Roland Hausler)
Prof. S. Capkun
G. Karame
Nov 26
14:15: Diffie Helman Key Distribution Extended to Group Communication (Schediwie Dietmar)
15:15: The Feasibility of Launching and Detecting Jamming attacks in Wireless Networks (Muhammad Shakir)
Prof. S. Capkun
G. Karame
Dec 3
14:15: Fast and Automated Generation of Attack Signatures: A Basis for Building SelfProtecting Servers (Antonio Barresi)
15:15: Hot or Not: Revealing Hidden Services by their Clock Skew (Andrea Zimmermann)
Prof. B. Plattner
M. Strasser
Dec 10 14:15: Multicollisions in Iterated Hash Functions. Application to Cascaded Constructions (Roger Schmid)
15:15: The Feasibility of Launching and Detecting Jamming attacks in Wireless Networks (Muhammad Shakir)
Repeat

Canceled
Dec 17
14:15: Remote Timing Attacks are Practical (Ivano Somaini)
15:15: Predicting Secret Keys via Branch Prediction (Nicolas Häfelin)
Prof. D. Basin
C. Sprenger
 

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