Welcome to the Homepage for Research in System Security

Our group started its activities at UDE from 1st December 2016. We conduct research in the area of system and software security. Our research areas include smart contract security, trusted computing, embedded security, vulnerability discovery, and hardware-based software security. More information on current research projects can be found on our research page.

Since summer term 2017, our group offers courses in the area of system and software security. More information on lectures as well as open bachelor and master theses can be found on our teaching page.

Current Announcements

 Tue, 26. Sep. 2023   Draissi, Oussama

Lehrveranstaltungen im Wintersemester 2023/2024

Im kommenden Semester wird unsere Arbeitsgruppe verschiedene Veranstaltungen in den Bachelor und Master Studiengängen anbieten. Im Bachelor bieten wir die neue Vorlesung, Application Management an. Diese Vorlesung wird die...
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 Mon, 18. Sep. 2023   Cloosters, Tobias

CSAW'23: Two finalist papers

Two papers of our chair advanced to the final round of the NYU Tandon College of Engineering's annual Cyber Security Awareness Week Applied Research Competition. The two works were admitted to the selection of ten finalists: R...
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 Sat, 02. Sep. 2023   Draissi, Oussama

New publication in ACM CCS: FuzzDelSol uncovers security vulnerabilities in Solana programs.

In the upcoming November, we will present our research paper Fuzz on the Beach: Fuzzing Solana Smart Contracts at the prestigious ACM CCS conference. This work introduces FuzzDelSol, the first fuzzing architecture for Solana Smart...
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 Wed, 22. Mar. 2023   Davi, Lucas

Lehrveranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2023

Im kommenden Semester wird unsere Arbeitsgruppe verschiedene Veranstaltungen in den Bachelor und Master Studiengängen anbieten. Im Bachelor Pflichtbereich werden die Vorlesungen Cybersicherheit und Concurrency angeboten. Dabei ist...
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 Thu, 02. Mar. 2023

New Security Solution for Smart Speakers

Smart speakers like Amazon Alexa can be controlled by users via voice commands and are very popular. However, these devices have to listen all the time via microphone whether they are being addressed. And how can you be sure that...
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 Tue, 15. Nov. 2022

Preisverleihung des 9. Deutschen IT-Sicherheitspreis 2022

Das CoCoS-Team: Jens-Rene Giesen, Michael Rodler, Sebastien Andreina, Ghassan Karame und Lucas Davi.
Am vergangenen Donnerstag, 10. November 2022, fand die Preisverleihung des alle zwei Jahre verliehenen deutschen IT Sicherheitspreises statt. Mit unserer Einreichung "CoCoS: Secure Development of Smart Contracts" gehören wir zu...
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 Thu, 03. Nov. 2022

Presentation at RAID 2022

The 25th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID 2022) was held in Limassol, Cyprus on 26-28 October. Tobias Cloosters presented RiscyROP: Automated Return-Oriented Programming Attacks on...
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 Thu, 27. Oct. 2022   Surminski, Sebastian

Talks and Tutorials at IEEE SecDev

Researchers of the chair presented their work on secure video streaming and a tutorial on smart contracts at the IEEE SecDev conference in Atlanta.
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 Thu, 22. Sep. 2022   Davi, Lucas

Lehre im Wintersemester 2022/2023

Im nächsten Semester findet unsere Master Vorlesung Secure Software Systems und unsere Bachelor-Wahlpflichtvorlesung Reverse-Engineering Software Systems statt. Im Master Bereich wird auch eine Projektgruppe von uns betreut, die...
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 Thu, 22. Sep. 2022   Kremer, Birgit

ERC Starting Grant

Prof. Lucas Davi receives an ERC Starting Grant over 1.5 million euros. The project will develop a solution that holistically protects smart contracts from various attacks.
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 Fri, 15. Jul. 2022

Blockchain-Security Summer School

Copyright: CASA, Fabian Riedinger
Was sind Smart Contracts? Welche Fehler und Sicherheitslücken können in Smart Contracts auftreten? Sind diese Lücken gefährlich und wie kann man diese Lücken vermeiden? Diesen Fragenstellungen sind wir mit unserer Arbeitsgruppe in...
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 Thu, 14. Jul. 2022   Birgit Kremer

Security Vulnerabilities in Fingerprint Sensors and Crypto Wallets

Our team and colleagues from the DFG Cluster of Excellence CASA have developed a new technique that, for the first time, enables fuzz testing of protected memory areas in modern processors. Our method revealed many vulnerabilities...
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