Executive Training: Foundations of Information and Communication Technologies
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.
Empowerment Summit 2019
The Empowerment Foundation is organising an important summit on the 3rd and 4th of October on Freedom in a data driven World. Some of the topics covered during the summit are Cloud Act and its consequence in Switzerland, Privacy with testimonials from one of the protagonists of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, GDPR and Fake News.
October 3rd, 2019, 09-17h @ ECAL, Lausanne
October 4th, 2019, 09-16h @ Centre des congrès le Régent, Crans-Montana
C4DT event on Facebook’s Libra project
Facebook’s Libra project continues to fuel the news headlines and stirs passionate discussions, for example, on its technological robustness, its macro-economical and societal impact as well as the FINMA’s regulatory response.
The C4DT organises a panel discussion this topic on Wednesday the 2nd of October from 16h to 18h @ EPFL room BC 420, A networking aperitif until 19h30 will round off the event. Please note that this event is by invitation only.
C4DT Distinguished Lecture : Hidden Backdoors in Deep Learning Systems
by Prof. Ben Zhao, Univ. of Chicago
The lack of transparency in today’s deep learning systems has paved the way for a new type of threats, commonly referred to as backdoor or Trojan attacks. In this talk, Ben Zhao will describe two recent results on detecting and understanding backdoor attacks on deep learning systems.
September 24th, 2019 @ 14:15, room BC 420
Swiss Crypto Day
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.
CYD-Campus Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Defence and Security
The Cyber-Defense Campus holds its inaugural Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Defence and Security on the 5-6 September 2019 at the SwissTech Center in Lausanne. Speakers will be drawn internationally from all defence and security areas of industry, academia, military and government. The discussed AI topics will range from new scientific findings to the benefits and usability of AI techniques. For more information please click here…
C4DT Distinguished Lecture : Talk by Dr. Dan Bogdanov, Cybernetica, Estonia
In this talk, Dan Bogdanov will start by introducing secure computing technologies and their potential in enterprise and government use. He will then look at a focus group study of the barriers of adopting such technologies based on interviews in many industries.
September 4, 2019 @ 14:15 in BC 410
digitalswitzerland’s 3rd Digital Day
For its 3rd Digital Day, digitalswitzerland organises a debate on gaming, e-commerce and cyber-risques. 4 experts discuss at the Café Saint Pierre in Lausanne the risks and opportunities of our digital society, answer your questions and give some tips for moving safely in the digital world.
September 3, 2019, 17-19h @ Café St. Pierre, Lausanne
All Your Clicks Belong to Me: Investigating Click Interception on the Web
By Prof. Wei Meng, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Click is the prominent way that users interact with web applications. Attackers aim to intercept genuine user clicks to either send malicious commands to another application on behalf of the user or fabricate realistic ad click traffic. In this talk, Prof. Wei Meng investigates the click interception practices on the Web.
Tuesday July 23rd, 2019 @10:00, room BC 420
DataShare: Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Search Engine for Investigative Journalists
Kasra Edalatnejad presents DataShare, a decentralized and privacy-preserving global search system that enables journalists worldwide to find documents via a dedicated network of peers. This work stems from the need of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for securing their search and discovery platform.
Wednesday, July 3rd 2019 @16:15, room BC 410
Helen: Maliciously Secure Cooperative Learning for Linear Models
by Prof. Raluca Popa, UC Berkeley
Many organizations wish to collaboratively train machine learning models on their combined datasets for a common benefit (e.g., better medical research, or fraud detection). However, they often cannot share their plaintext datasets due to privacy concerns and/or business competition. In this talk, Helen will be presented, a system that allows multiple parties to train a linear model without revealing their data, a setting we call coopetitive learning.
Geneva Cybersecurity Law & Policy Conference
This conference, organized by the University of Geneva and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, aims at presenting selected legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity in a crosscutting approach. C4DT’s Sotiria Kechagia participates in this event via a talk on “Liability, privacy and security in medical data sharing: The Swiss experience”.
Thursday, June 20th, 2019 @ 9h00-17h00 University of Geneva, Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 40, 1204 Genève, Room MR080