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Leader of the group Computer Security: Marten van Dijk.

The Computer Security group contributes to making our society a safe place with digital and physical infrastructures that can be trusted to have the best interest of citizens and industry in mind. Our work constructively contributes new mechanisms and solutions to security problems.

We are committed to bringing rigorous cryptographic style thinking to security engineering. We study, analyze, and design secure computing environments from various perspectives such as secure processor architectures and cyber physical system security but also secure machine learning functionalities. We provide a holistic approach and use various techniques for reasoning about security, safety, and resilience ranging from formal methods to cryptographic proofs.

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Workshop Dutch Secure Autonomous Cloud

  • 2020-12-10T13:00:00+01:00
  • 2020-12-10T16:00:00+01:00
December 10 Thursday

Start: 2020-12-10 13:00:00+01:00 End: 2020-12-10 16:00:00+01:00

Join the interactive workshop around the formation of the Dutch Secure Autonomous Cloud: a transparent, national cloud with security guarantees for the processing and storage of confidential information. The workshop serves as the first step in developing an ambitious national project proposal within the Long Term Programmes grant scheme.

The workshop serves as a platform for participants to present their questions and challenges to science and to exchange views. It is open to public authorities and representatives from all industrial and societal sectors. 

The workshop will take place on Thursday 10 December from 13.00 to 16.00, and is an initiative of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Radboud University, Vrije Universiteit, and the University of Amsterdam. Registration is required, through this webpage: https://portals.project.cwi.nl/dutch-secure-autonomous-cloud/registration

Background
Dutch governments and companies are completely dependent on foreign hardware and software suppliers for the storage, management and processing of growing amounts of data. As a result, they lose control over their data, and security standards are not guaranteed. Take, for example, the exchange of sensitive data; how sure are we that access rights to this data are securely verified? What guarantees are there that an attacker will not mimic or tamper with the verification process itself?

The answer is that at the moment there are virtually no guarantees and a complex hardware and software stack of American and Chinese origin: 'Big Tech' has to be trusted. The development of a transparent, national cloud, with security guarantees for the processing and storage of confidential information, could turn the tide and do justice to security standards, privacy legislation and digital autonomy.

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The workshop provides a platform for participants to present their questions and challenges to science and to exchange views. In addition, the more substantive and technical aspects of a national cloud facility will be discussed. The workshop serves as the first step in developing an ambitious national project proposal within the Long Term Programmes grant (minimum size: 30M€, first deadline: 26 January 2021).

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  • Evolutionary changes in Distributed Analysis (ECiDA)
  • Reowolf 2.0: decentralized, synchronous, multi-party Internet communication (Reowolf 2.0)

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