Hands-on Trainings

Delivered by the Factory, the main goal of the hands-on trainings is for partners to better understand and integrate the libraries offered by the C4DT.

Calypso & DARCs

As soon as different data owners who don’t trust each other want to share data, a blockchain can bring the necessary trust between the different partners. However, first generation blockchains couldn’t handle sensitive data, as every node has the full view of all data. The OmniLedger / Calypso blockchain from Prof. Bryan Ford’s lab at EPFL enables data owners to share their data in an encrypted way and to maintain control over who has access to which data. Using a blockchain means that there is no single point of failure which would allow to access the documents in a fraudulent manner.

Another challenge when sharing data is who has access to which data. In practice this means who manages the access rights to your data. At all times you will be able to trace who accessed the data. As the access to your data is based on blockchain technology, the audit trail is immutable, so that misbehaving users can be held accountable.

The challenge with decryption is that one compromised keypair can lead to the decryption of all stored data. This is why Calypso uses multiple decentralized keypairs to secure the data. An attacker must get access to all keypairs before he can fraudulently decrypt the data. At C4DT we run a public installation of the OmniLedger blockchain and use it for access control to our website and chat system.

Related news

Jul 3, 2022News
C4DT affiliated Professor James Larus, Director of the Very Large Scale Computing Laboratory has been appointed Editor-In-Chief of Communications of the ACM, widely regarded as the leading print and online publication for the computing and information technology fields.

Jan 12, 2022News
To promote research and education in cyber-defence, the EPFL and the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus have jointly launched the “CYD Fellowships – A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research.” The fifth call for applications is now open with a rolling call for Master Thesis Fellowship applications, and with a deadline of 14 February 2022 (17:00 CEST) for Doctoral and Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship applications. Both new applications and resubmissions are strongly encouraged.

Nov 1, 2021Press reviews
The IEEE TCCPS Technical Achievement Award recognizes significant and sustained contributions to the cyber-physical system (CPS) community through the IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCCPS). The award is based on the impact of high-quality research made by the awardee throughout the lifetime. It consists of a plaque and a citation. It was awarded to C4DT affiliated professor Giovanni De Micheli "For sustained contributions to smart sensors, wearable and implanted electronics, and cyber-medical systems.".

Oct 19, 2021Press reviews
Encryption provides a solution to security risks, but its flipside is that it can hinder law enforcement investigations. A new technology called client-side scanning (CSS) would enable targeted information to be revealed through on-device analysis, without weakening encryption or providing decryption keys. However, an international group of experts, including EPFL, has now released a report raising the alert, arguing that CSS neither ensures crime prevention nor prevents unwarranted surveillance.

Oct 4, 2021Press reviews
Martin Jaggi, C4DT affiliated Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the School of Computer and Communications Sciences (IC) has won the 2021 Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching, for introducing two novel, hands-on science challenges into his Machine Learning Course – the largest masters level class on campus.

Next courses

Oct 31, 2022 → Nov 4, 2022C4DT courses
C4DT is organizing the 7th edition of the "FICT for Decision Makers" course. The target audience is managers and executives, without any technical prerequisites. The audience will gain in-depth understanding of the digital ecosystem.

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