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October 10, 2019

Women in Cyber

  «To really have an impact in research and development,  it is necessary to think big, diverse, and inclusive.» Today, we have unquestionable evidence that gender diversity brings benefits. Men and women complement each other in their skills, attitude towards risk and collaboration, bringing different perspectives to the workplace. The cybersecurity field, like others,...

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October 3, 2019

CONCORDIA’S Attendance at ACM SIGCOMM 2019 and GECON 2019

The Communication Systems Group CSG of the University of Zürich UZH presented its current contributions to CONCORDIA at two conferences, ACM SIGCOMM 2019 and GECON 2019 (being held, respectively, in Beijing, China and in Leeds, United Kingdom). While SIGCOMM is one of the leading conferences in the area of computer...

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September 25, 2019

Encrypted traffic analysis while preserving user privacy

Encrypted traffic is on the rise. In 2016, NSS Labs found out that 97% of surveyed enterprises saw an increase in encrypted web traffic. Both Let's Encrypt and Google currently report between 70% and 90% of traffic is HTTPS (HTTP encrypted with SSL/TLS). Google has been pressing for HTTPS for...

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September 19, 2019

Quantification of IoT attack detectability

IoT devices are trending as “easy targets” for numerous and various cyberattacks, including DDoS, ransomware, data exfiltration and cryptocurrency mining. Network intrusion detection systems (NIDSs) are a common means to detect such attacks, typically based on network traffic analysis. However, in some cases even for a modern NIDS it is...

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September 12, 2019

Enhancing User-Centric Security in CONCORDIA

Over the past couple of years, many problems occurred on online social media regarding privacy, identity management, and fake news. Regarding user privacy for instance, there have been numerous reports of user data being shared or sold to unauthorized third parties without the consent of the user. Furthermore, the inability...

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September 5, 2019

Platon and Aristoteles joining CONCORDIA project

The subject of innovation is commonly recognized as the basis of a competitive economy and is also strongly advocated within European research projects. However, innovation means different things to different people, depending on the context in which it is being reviewed. In CONCORDIA project and the context of creation of...

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August 29, 2019

CONCORDIA ecosystem: Prepare yourself with cyber training and cyber defence exercise

Did you know that attackers are always ahead in cybersecurity? They choose time, place and method. They can steal data, affect public affairs and people's everyday lives. The way to prevent this is to systematically prepare for cyberattacks. This is also the task of the CONCORDIA project, which is committed...

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August 22, 2019

CODE goes EU with CONCORDIA

The Research Institute Cyber Defence (CODE) presented CONCORDIA project at its annual conference, organised on 10 and 11 July 2019 at Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany. Under this year’s conference motto "CODE goes EU", around 500 guests and participants from politics, military, science and industry received an insight into CONCORDIA’s objectives...

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