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CISPA's Young Researcher Security Convention will take place from April 1 - 5, 2019.
It will give you a deep dive into three hot topics in the areas of System Security, Security Guarantees, and Machine Learning. You will be able to meet and learn from top experts in these fields.


Hot topics in reliable security guarantees: Secure Messaging

  • Prof. Dr. Cas Cremers
  • Dr. Swen Jacobs

For this hot topic, we will present current and future secure messaging schemes that will be used by millions of people. Modern messaging protocols, such as the Signal protocol used by WhatsApp, the Signal App, and Google Allo, can offer strong security guarantees based on a novel and intricate technical design. We will explain...

Hot topics in Systems Security: Software Exploitation and Car Hacking

  • Dr. Stefan Nürnberger

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Hot topics in machine learning: Attacks and Defenses for Machine Learning Models

  • Dr. Mario Fritz
  • Dr. Yang Zhang
With the advance of machine learning techniques, we have seen a quick adoption of this technology in a broad range of application scenarios. As machine learning is becoming more broadly deployed, such approaches become part of the attack surface of modern IT systems and infrastructures. The class will cover several attack vectors and defenses of today's and future intelligent systems build on AI and machine learning technology.
April 1-5, 2019
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Informationssicherheit (CISPA)
Stuhlsatzenhaus 5
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Participation fee:
50,- €. We are offering travel grants for every participant of up to 500,- per person. Your expenses will reimbursed after the event via bank transfer.
How to apply:
fill out the linked PDF below (Register now) and send it via e-mail to . Don't forget to attach a Motivation Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Transcript of Records, and University Certificates.
Application deadline:
February 25, 2019
Please send an e-mail to .