The postgraduate research training group NERD (North Rhine-Westphalian Experts on Research in Digitalization) is funding your researchers in IT-security at universities and universities of applied sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia to promote research in the area of Human Centered Systems Security. Young researchers from different locations and principle investigators are (often for the first time) cooperating on shared projects. The core of the college is the cross-location doctorate in research tandems.

  • Advice and support: How do children experience security

    Frederic Salmen presented the poster „Behind the Screens: The Security & Privacy Advice Landscape of Children in Grades 5 & 6” on behalf of his co-authors Alexander Löbel, Prof. Ulrike Meyer and Prof. Ulrik Schroeder at the WiPSCE 2023 conference… Read More

  • NERD II Promotion: Unsecure Email Encryption

    In his dissertation, Dr. Fabian Ising dealt with edge cases of modern applied cryptography. A special focus was on transport encryption for email protocols (STARTTLS) and so-called oracle attacks against end-to-end encryption. The dissertation uncovered vulnerabilities in OpenPGP and S/MIME… Read More

  • First successful NERD II PhD defense

    Dr. Christoph Saatjohann successfully completed his doctorate on IT security in medical facilities. His research focused on various aspects – from the telematics infrastructure (TI), the central platform for digital applications in the German healthcare system, to IT security gaps… Read More