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Aug 29, 2019 News

armasuisse joins the C4DT

It is our great pleasure to announce that the Federal Office for Defence Procurement (armasuisse) has joined the C4DT as a partner. armasuisse is the Competence Center for Procurement, Technology and Real Estate within the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). This partnership is inaugurated with a two-day conference a two-day conference on artificial intelligence with two keynotes and ten talks from leading international experts coming from research, industry and government. The conference will discuss the role of upcoming cyber threats and trends in artificial intelligence that are relevant for the defence and security sector. Read the Federal Council’s press release by clicking on the link below.

Jun 17, 2019 News

C4DT-affiliated DEDIS lab helps launch a decentralized service for generating random numbers

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 Press reviews

C4DT's academic director on e-ID in "Le Temps" daily newspaper

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. Read the article by clicking on the following link.

Apr 17, 2019 News

Jean-Pierre Hubaux takes on co-leadership of GA4GH Data Security Work Stream

C4DT-affiliated Jean-Pierre Hubaux, a Full Professor at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and lead of the Data Protection in Personalized Health (DPPH) initiative in Switzerland, and David Bernick, Chief Information Security Officer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, take on leadership of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) Data Security Work Stream.

Mar 25, 2019 News

EPFL computer scientists flag global hardware security vulnerability

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 News

EPFL will host a section of the Cyber Defence Campus starting this spring

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 Press reviews

C4DT's executive director Olivier Crochat took part in the "Infrarouge" debate on RTS

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.

Mar 8, 2019 Press reviews

Data leak in Switzerland: Interview with Jean-Pierre Hubaux - Radio - Play RTS

In this interview Jean-Pierre Hubaux, professor at EPFL, academic director of the Center for Digital Trust, is asked about the recent data leak named "Collection # 1-5": a collection of 2.2 billion unique usernames and associated passwords which is freely distributed on hacker forums and torrents. According to a RTS survey, 3.3 million Swiss electronic accounts are included.