The C4DT Embassy is facilitating collaboration through workshops and events. It helps partners sharing insights and exchanging knowledge. It connects ideas, people, organizations, and scientific domains. It promotes C4DT and its partners.
Jun 17, 2019
On the 17th of June a new consortium consisting of EPFL, Cloudfare, Kudelski Security, Protocol Labs, and the University of Chile announced the creation of The League of Entropy, collaborative project between its founding members to produce a publicly available, verifiable, distributed randomness beacon: a service that provides unpredictable, truly unbiased and third-party verifiable random numbers at regular intervals, for anyone that may need a public source of randomness, an industry first.
Jun 4, 2019
On the 4th of June, the Council of States debated the Swiss law on e-ID (Federal Act on Electronic Identification Services, LSIE). C4DT’s academic director Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux wrote an article on the topic for the Swiss French-language daily newspaper 'Le Temps', in which he favors state control of all e-ID processes with private sector engagement. Click here to access the article on the "Le Temps" website.
Mar 25, 2019
Researchers in the HexHive and Parallel Systems Architecture (PARSA) laboratories of EPFL's School of Computer and Communication Sciences, in collaboration with IBM researchers, have identified a widespread computer security vulnerability affecting laptop, desktop and server hardware.
Mar 8, 2019
EPFL is committed to supporting Switzerland’s efforts in the area of cyber defence. To this end, a section of the Swiss government’s Cyber Defence Campus will be set up at EPFL this spring, when the Science and Technology division of Armasuisse opens a research unit in Innovation Park.Read the Federal Council's press release by clicking on the link.
Mar 8, 2019
C4DT's executive director Olivier Crochat took part in the "Infrarouge" debate on the Swiss National TV channel RTS. The topic "profiles, passwords, emails: all hacked?" is largely inspired by the recent data leak named "Collection # 1-5", which exposed nearly 2.2 billion email addresses and passwords. A quarter of Swiss parliamentarians were affected by a massive theft of computer data.
Sep 5, 2019other conferences
The Swiss Crypto Day is an informal event to promote research in cryptology in Switzerland. It will take place at irregular intervals. The first edition takes place in September 2019 and is hosted by the crypto group at the University of Bern. Please save the date.
Nov 25, 2019 → Nov 29, 2019C4DT courses
This course is intended for professionals—decision makers, advisers, lawyers—from organizations which, like ICRC, see information and communication technologies (ICT) as an opportunity to better engage with beneficiaries and clients. The next course will be held on 25-29 November 2019 @ Humanitarium, ICRC headquarters in Geneva.