Thursday, October 10, 2019

CPI Poster prize winners announced

 
 

The Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI), held their 2nd Annual

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Second-year CS student Anne Chung and her teammate Lena Nguyen win privacy-themed Citizen Hacks competition

Lena Nguyen and Anne Chun

A pair of second-year University of Waterloo students shared the top prize at the inaugural Citizen Hacks, a recent hackathon focused on creating technology to protect privacy.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Professor Florian Kerschbaum comments on City of Stratford’s ransomware attack

Picture of Dr. Florian Kerschbaum

On April 14, 2019, hackers targeted Stratford City Hall with a ransomware attack, which led to several crucial servers becoming unresponsive and unavailable. The attacker had installed malware on six of the city’s physical servers and on two virtual servers, then encrypted all systems so staff could not access information. The attack affected the city’s email system and online forms.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Ian Goldberg and colleagues honoured for security research that has stood the test of time

Ian Goldberg

Professor Ian Goldberg, his colleagues David Wagner, Randi Thomas, and former PhD supervisor Eric Brewer have won the 2019 USENIX Security Test of Time Award for their research that also received the Best Paper Award at the Sixth USENIX Security Symposium in 1996.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Researchers use blockchain to drive electric-vehicle infrastructure

Car plugged into an electric vehicle charging station

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have integrated the use of blockchain into energy systems, a development that could result in expanded charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

In a study that outlines the new blockchain-oriented charging system, the researchers found that there is a lack of trust among charging service providers, property owners and owners of electric vehicles (EVs). 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Cybersecurity and Privacy Excellence Graduate Scholarship Sponsored by Symcor Awarded

Headshot picture of Chang Ge recipient of Cybersecurity and Privacy Graduate Scholarship sponsored by Symcor

CPI would like to announce Chang Ge as the recipient of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute's Graduate Scholarship sponsored by Symcor 2019/2020.

Chang Ge is a PhD student in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo since 2016, advised by Professor Ihab Ilyas. Previously, he obtained a MMath in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in 2014. His research interest is in the area of data systems, with current interest in managing data quality on private data. His work has been applied in SAP HANA, IBM DB2 and Microsoft Azure Services.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Crypto 2019 Best Young Researcher Award

International Association for Cryptologic Research

C&O graduate students Samuel Jaques and John Schanck have won the Best Young Researcher Paper Award at Crypto 2019, the 39th Annual International Cryptology Symposium.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Professor Ian Goldberg named tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Ian Goldberg

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ian Goldberg has been named a tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Privacy Enhancing Technologies. He is one of 14 University of Waterloo researchers and the only member from the Faculty of Mathematics to receive this prestigious national research chair in this year’s award cycle. 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

CPI announces new industry collaboration at True North

Conference

The Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) hosted the All Hands On Deck for a Security Incident workshop at True North 2019 and announced their new industry collaboration with CyberCity, a Waterloo Region cybersecurity industry organization.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Scaling Hyperledger Fabric: Creating faster and more efficient transactions

Professor Srinivasan Keshav, PhD candidate Christian Gorenflo and Professor Lukasz Golab

Originally built as a way to secure cryptocurrency transactions, blockchain is a digital platform that verifies and records exchanges. Blockchains are global networks that can have millions of users, each adding information or data that is secured through cryptography. This creates an indisputable history of these transactions that cannot be modified by a single user, eliminating opportunities for fraud, and it is this feature that has some heralding blockchain as a way of increasing cybersecurity.

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