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.
On October 19, we are hosting an OWASP NL meet-up with talks on (security problems in) CI/CD pipelines and on open source tooling produced at ABN-AMRO to statically analyse code repositories for exposed credentials.
On October 11, Jaap-Henk Hoepman and Frederik Borgesius will be giving presentations at a round table in Dutch Parliament on client side scanning as measure to combat child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
At the Hack-The-Hague event on 2 October the two teams from our student CTF group setup won 1st and 2nd place in the Hackademic category for student teams, winning 2500 and 1250 euro, respectively.
Smart meters have become commonplace in the Netherlands: the vast majority of households now have one in their fuse box. And yet, some 10 years after their introduction, there are still many questions and challenges surrounding the security and privacy aspects of smart meters. It is important to finally address these challenges so that energy suppliers take adequate steps to protect consumers in the future, warns Pol Van Aubel in his PhD thesis, which he will defend at Radboud University on 25 September.