Friday, September 28, 2018

Waterloo launches the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute

Symcor employees and Florian Kerschbaum

Bringing together researchers from across Waterloo’s six faculties.

On Friday, September 27, Waterloo celebrated the launch of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) with 100 attendees including security leaders from the private and public sectors. CPI was formed to uncover new approaches to security and privacy and educating Canada’s future leaders to be able to understand and respond to emerging online threats.

Security needed around the world  

Monday, July 30, 2018

Professor Ian Goldberg, his doctoral student Nik Unger and colleagues win prestigious paper awards at PETS 2018

Ian Goldberg

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ian Goldberg, along with his PhD student Nik Unger and colleagues, have won three prestigious paper awards at the 2018 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). Held this year in Barcelona, Spain from July 24–27, 2018, PETS is the top research venue dedicated to the study and advancement of privacy enhancing technologies.

2018 Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper Award

Monday, July 16, 2018

National Defence funds University of Waterloo project to connect experts focused on defence and security

An affiliate of the University of Waterloo’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI), Bessma Momani, leads the winning submission for the Defense Engagement Program.

The submission, The Future of Canadian Defence and Security: New Challenges, New Perspectives, provides a network of external experts for the Department of National Defence (DND), connects and educates the next generation of experts, and helps to inform Canadians about the importance of defence and security matters.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Smartphone PIN protection methods have high failure rate

Popular methods of protecting smartphone personal identification number (PINs) may only be successful in safeguarding your personal information 20 per cent of the time, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Developing protocols for better Off-The-Record encryption

Screenshot of the paper: Improved Strongly Deniable Authenticated Key Exchanges for Secure Messaging

Cryptography done right has become increasingly important as the impacts of poor implementations are being felt by journalists, whistleblowers and political activists around the world.

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