Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Coronavirus statement

Statement on privacy-respecting and trust-worthy COVID-19 tracing apps (version française ci-dessous - for the French version see below)

Monday, April 6, 2020

Florian Kerschbaum receives 2019 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award

Florian Kerschbaum

Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, Florian Kerschbaum, received a 2019 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award from CS-Can/Info-Can, the nation’s professional society dedicated to representing all aspects of computer science and the interests of the discipline to Can

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Event brought together researchers to challenge misconceptions that security and privacy are diametrically opposed

Julia Angwin, Maura Grossman, Scott Millar, Oliver Linow and Cat Coode

Media, government, and industry commonly frame security and privacy as diametrically opposed: protecting one requires sacrificing the other. 

Privacy, Infrastructures, Policy brought together researchers with international speakers from journalism, national security, academia and the corporate world to challenge these misconceptions. A central thread of each of the talks is the design, implementation, and benefits of privacy-enhancing social and technological infrastructures.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

New partnership to investigate privacy on blockchain

Chain links with code

The University of Waterloo and the Open Application Network (The OAN) are partnering to investigate solutions to the challenge of preserving privacy in the context of Open Applications on blockchain networks.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Florian Kerschbaum comments on $2.1 million social engineering cyberattack on Waterloo Brewing

Waterloo Brewing has lost millions in an impersonation scheme, an incident the company described as a “social engineering cyberattack” by a sophisticated third party. In its November 21, 2019 media release, the Kitchener firm announced that the attack occurred earlier this month and it has not yet recovered any of the $2.1 million wired to the fraudulent third-party account.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Professor Florian Kerschbaum recognized by ACM as 2019 Distinguished Member

Head shot of Dr. Florian Kerschbaum

The Association for Computing Machinery has named Professor Florian Kerschbaum a Distinguished Member. He joins 62 individuals globally who have received this prestigious recognition in 2019 for outstanding scientific contributions.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

CPI Poster prize winners announced

The Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) held its second Annual Event on October 2 in Federation Hall. The Annual Event highlights the most recent ideas in research and industry related to cybersecurity and privacy with local and global perspectives.
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.

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