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.
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…
All Your Clicks Belong to Me: Investigating Click Interception on the Web
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
Improving Wide-Area Data Store Availability and Responsiveness with Crux
Wide-area data stores enhance fault tolerance and response times, and they enhance scalability. Yet even in the absence of failures, these wide-area deployments can degrade the interaction latency between nearby clients. Cristina Basescu presents Crux, the first general framework that addresses these issues by building locality-preserving data stores.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 @16:15 room BC 410
The Summer Research Institute on Security and Privacy
EPFL’s IC School invites you to the 2019 edition of the IC Summer Research Institute (SuRI), held in Lausanne (EPFL, BC 420) on June 13-14. The conference brings together renowned researchers and experts from academia and industry who will present their latest research in cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptography. The event is open to everyone and attendance is free of charge. For more information and to register please click here…
C4DT Workshop on the difficulties of deploying E-Voting
The C4DT Workshop on the difficulties of deploying E-Voting will take place on Friday June 7th from 10:00 to 12:00 in conference room BC 420. Professors Carmela Troncoso, Bryan Ford and Edouard Bugnion will be welcoming Mr. Denis Morel and Mr. Olivier Esseiva from Swiss Post, Mr. Christophe Vigouroux from l’État de Genève, and Mr. Thomas Hofer formerly from l’État de Genève.
Cyber-Defence Campus Conference on Applied Cryptography
The Cyber-Defence Campus (CYD Campus) organizes its first conference on the 6th of June at the KKThun in Thun. It will focus on „Applied Cryptography“ and provides an ideal platform for participants from academia, industry and government to exchange information and present results on timely topics. The conference is free for governmental employees, students and academics. For more information and to register please click here…