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

 Fri, 28. Jun. 2019   Davi, Lucas

Run-Time Attack Tutorial in Sibenik, Croatia

Why software errors can undermine crypto algorithms? Tutorial at the Real-World Crypto and Privacy Summer School in Sibenik, Croatia.
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 Mon, 08. Apr. 2019   Surminski, Sebastian

Presentation of Sereum at the NDSS Symposium

Michael Rodler presented Sereum, a new method to protect smart contracts, at the NDSS Symposium in San Diego, CA.
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 Sun, 03. Mar. 2019   Surminski, Sebastian

Best Poster Award: Automated Evaluation of Fuzzers

The poster about the automated evaluation of fuzzers by Sebastian Surminski, Michael Rodler, and Lucas Davi received the distinguished technical poster award on the NDSS Symposium 2019.
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 Wed, 06. Feb. 2019   Surminski, Sebastian

Poster Accepted: Automated Evaluation of Fuzzers

On the NDSS Symposium in February in San Diego, CA, we will present our new framework for automated evaluation of fuzzers.
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 Tue, 05. Feb. 2019   Surminski, Sebastian

New Research Assistant

In February David Paaßen joined the group of Prof. Lucas Davi.
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 Tue, 18. Dec. 2018   Kremer, Birgit

New Security Technology Protects Deployed Smart Contracts

Prof. Dr. Lucas Davi und Michael Rodler (v.l.n.r)
Since smart contracts can autonomously transfer values and rights on a blockchain, they are an attractive target for cyberattacks. Our working group has developed a solution for protecting smart contracts in cooperation with NEC...
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 Sat, 20. Oct. 2018

Novel attack techniques against Intel SGX security technology

The Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) are designed to protect sensitive data and program code from misuse. In collaboration with University of Padova, Italy and TU Darmstadt, Germany, we show the danger of zero-day...
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 Wed, 10. Oct. 2018   Surminski, Sebastian

Open positions as research assistant

For our Collaborative Research Center CROSSING we are hiring reasearch assistants.
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 Fri, 28. Sep. 2018

Great Success for Cyber Security Research in the Ruhr Area

The Excellence Commission yesterday approved the Cluster of Excellence "Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries (CASA)". The cluster is located at the Ruhr University Bochum and brings together scientists from...

 Wed, 11. Jul. 2018   Surminski, Sebastian


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter für den Lehrstuhl SYSSEC gesucht .
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 Mon, 21. May. 2018

CRC CROSSING successfully extended

The DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) decided on May 17 to fund the second phase of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) CROSSING which was established in 2014 at the TU Darmstadt. TU Darmstadt collaborates with University...
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 Mon, 14. May. 2018   Rodler, Michael

Projektgruppe: FETA - Fuzzer Evaluation Through Automation (WS 2018/2019)

Im Wintersemester 2018/2019 bieten wir eine Projektgruppe zum Thema Vulnerability Discovery und Fuzzing an. Das Thema wird erstmals am Mittwoch, 16.05.2018, 16.30-18 Uhr (Raum SL 012) kurz vorgestellt. Die ausführliche Vorstellung...
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