Events & News

ZISC organizes a number events. The annual ZISC Workshop brings together leading experts to present and discuss their latest research results on a chosen information security and privacy topics. The weekly ZISC Lunch Seminar presentations illustrate the research done at the affiliated research groups and invite exciting speakers from other research institutes and companies.

Latest News

9th Call for Proposals for CYD Fellowships

In order to promote research and innovation in cyber-defence, our partners EPFL and Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus are now opening calls for different fellowship opportunities aimed at Master, Doctoral and Postdoctoral researchers as well as future entrepreneurs:

Both new applications and re-submissions are encouraged.

The CYD Fellowships are supported by armasuisse Science and Technology. For more information contact the EPFL Research Office (research@epfl.ch) or visit the CYD Fellowships dedicated website: https://www.epfl.ch/research/funding/epfl-programmes/cyd/.

ZISC Report 2023 is published

During the year 2023, the ZISC center concentrated on the disruption caused by the rapid emergence of new technologies, such as generative A. I. tools and quantum computing, as well as several geopolitical reasons.

Bearing these in mind, the research highlight of this past year also reflected these topics, such as the frightening pace at which generative machine learning is progressing or the recent buzz surrounding the Metaverse and NFTs that leads to a steady gaining of popularity of Web3.

The ZISC Center is proud to support the Center of Computer Science Education (ABZ) of ETH Zurich. The ABZ was established with the goal to introduce computer science as a subject into school education with its main activities being developing text-books and online platforms for teaching computer science on all levels of schools and testing them in school, training teachers, popularization of computer science in the whole society, and supporting pupils for different CS competitions.

You can read our full report here.

The ZISC center thanks its partners and collaborators and is looking forward to 2024!

8th Call for CYD Fellowships

In order to promote research and innovation in cyber-defence, our partners EPFL and Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus are now opening calls for different fellowship opportunities aimed at Master, Doctoral and Postdoctoral researchers as well as future entrepreneurs:

Both new applications and re-submissions are encouraged. The online Applicant Workshop will be held on 20 July 2023 (10-10:45 CEST).

The CYD Fellowships are supported by armasuisse Science and Technology. For more information contact the EPFL Research Office (research@epfl.ch) or visit the CYD Fellowships dedicated website: https://www.epfl.ch/research/services/fund-research/funding-opportunities/fellowship-mobility/cyd-fellowships/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applied Crypto Group wins Best Paper Award at PKC 2023

The paper “Post-Quantum Anonymity of Kyber” by Varun Maram (ETH Zurich) and Keita Xagawa  (NTT Social Informatics Laboratories, Japan) won the best paper award at PKC23 this month.

The annual conference is one of the top cryptography conferences and was held this year in Atlanta, where Varun accepted the award on behalf of the team. The paper proves the anonymity of Kyber (a key-encapsulation mechanism selected by NIST in its PQC standardization process), and the (hybrid) PKE schemes derived from it, in a post-quantum setting. The paper also provides an approach to obtain tight IND-CCA security proofs for Kyber with concrete bounds and extends the results to Saber.