Digital security is an increasingly important issue in our society. As one of the three research groups in the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS), the Digital Security group caries out research in a wide range of topics in the (overlapping) fields of cybersecurity, cryptography, and privacy.
Our research focuses on the following topics (discussed in more detail here): the design and secure implementation of symmetric cryptography and post-quantum cryptography, side-channel analysis, software security, mobile network security, online tracking, privacy design patterns, legal aspects of privacy, and user- and privacy-friendly solutions for identity management and data management.
Tackling the societal challenges of security and privacy goes beyond just the technical field of computer science. Therefore, some of our research is carried out as part of the Radboud iHUB, our university’s interdisciplinary research hub on digitalisation and society.
The NWO Domain Board Science has approved twenty-two grant applications in the Open Competition Domain Science-M programme. The topics vary from climate vulnerability of slum communities, behaviour of atomically thin magnets, and dead zones in Caribbean coral reefs, to bacteria-driven microrobots and symmetries of geometric spaces. M-grants are intended for innovative, high-quality, fundamental research and/or studies involving matters of scientific urgency.
CRYSTALS-KYBER, CRYSTALS-Dilithium en SPHINCS+, drie beveiligingsalgoritmes van onderzoekers van onder andere de Radboud Universiteit, zijn door het Amerikaanse National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) gekozen als drie van de nieuwe standaarden voor post-quantumcryptografie. De achterliggende technologie moet ervoor zorgen dat de versleuteling van gevoelige communicatie ook in de komende decennia veilig blijft.
CRYSTALS-KYBER, CRYSTALS-Dilithium and SPHINCS+, three security algorithms created by researchers from Radboud University and other organisations have been selected by the American National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as one the new standards for post-quantum cryptography.