Lecture Series "Sichere Kritische Infrastrukturen"

In the winter semester 2021/2022, the lecture series "Sichere Kritische Infrastrukturen" will be offered again at the TU Darmstadt. The series of events will focus on various critical infrastructures and their security challenges. Speakers from research institutions, companies, public authorities or operators of critical infrastructures will shed light on individual facets of the topic in their lectures. The lecture series is organized by ATHENE researchers Prof. Matthias Hollick and Prof. Christian Reuter as well as Prof. Jens Ivo Engels from TU Darmstadt.

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Successful submissions on ARES 2021

Researchers from the research institutions involved in ATHENE, Fraunhofer SIT, TU Darmstadt and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, were able to place several papers at the "International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security", ARES for short. The conference highlights various aspects of security, with a special focus on the crucial link between availability, reliability and security.

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Successful submissions on CSCW 2021

Three papers authored by ATHENE researcher Prof. Christian Reuter, head of the PEASEC research group at the TU Darmstadt, and his team were accepted at the 24th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). At the Core A ranked conference, researchers and practitioners exchange ideas on the technical, social, material, and theoretical challenges of designing technologies to support collaborative work and life activities.

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ATHENE scientists discuss the possibilities and limits of cooperative security in cyberspace

As part of the lecture series of the Evangelical Academy Loccum under the title “Cyberwarfare - Cyberpeacebuliding. On a search for a Cooperative Security Architecture in Cyberspace ”, ATHENE scientist Prof. Christian Reuter, head of the research group PEASEC - Science and Technology for Peace and Security at the TU Darmstadt, discusses  the possibilities and limits of cooperative security in cyberspace.

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Two ATHENE scientists in new DFG research programs

ATHENE researchers Prof. Dr. Miza Mezini and Prof. Dr. Matthias Hollick are members of the program committees of two new priority programs of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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ATHENE scientist is invited as an expert to the public hearing of the Defense Committee

Thomas Reinhold, research associate in the PEASEC research group led by ATHENE researcher Prof. Christian Reuter, was invited as an expert to a public hearing of the Defence Committee in the German Bundestag. The hearing dealt with "Constitutional and inter­national law issues in the military cyber and information space with special consideration of the parliamentary prerogative, the imputability of cyber attacks and a possible adaptation of national and inter­national norms".

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Study by ATHENE Scientist published in A* rated journal

How do different types of so-called nudges, small "nudges" that try to move us to a decision in a more or less subtle way, influence our cybersecurity decisions?

This was investigated by the ATHENE Scientist Verena Zimmermann from TU Darmstadt and Prof. Karen Renaud from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

Their observations and results are summarized in the article “The Nudge Puzzle: Matching Nudge Interventions to Cybersecurity Decisions”, which was recently published in the A * -rated journal ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction.

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ATHENE researcher in the Program Committee of ARES 2021

Prof. Christian Reuter from TU Darmstadt is one of the Program Committee Members of the 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES for short) 2021. The inter­national conference highlights the various aspects of security - with a special focus on the crucial link between availability, reliability and security.

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ATHENE-Prize 2020: ATHENE researcher receives honorary prize for interdisciplinary teachings

Every year, the Carlo and Karin Giersch-Stiftung at the TU Darmstadt awards the “Athene-Preis für gute Lehre” worth 46.000 euros. With this prize, the TU Darmstadt recognises outstanding best-practice-models in the area of teaching. This year’s special prize for interdisciplinary teachings goes to ATHENE researcher Prof. Christian Reuter.

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ATHENE researcher receives IANUS Prize 2020

Seven excellent submissions from seven different departments at the TU Darmstadt reached the final round for the IANUS Prize 2020 – a prize the TU Darmstadt awards for outstanding qualifying work in any department at the university. Two applicants were awarded first place. The first prize, doted with 500 euros, was awarded to ATHENE researcher Dr. Marc-André Kaufhold, M.Sc., for his dissertation “Information Refinement Technologies for Crisis Informatics: User Expectations and Design Implications for Social Media and Mobile Apps in Crisis”.

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