Computer Security and Privacy

Welcome to the webpage of the Computer Security and Privacy Research Group.

We are happy to be part of the Institute of Computer Science since 2018 and the Campus Institute Data Science since 2020.


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    Publication accepted in PoPETs

    We are more than happy that our article "Exploring Mental Models of the Right to Informational Self-Determination of Office Workers in Germany” has been accepted for publication in "Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies" (PoPETs), the journal associated to the "Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium" (PETS). It is a joint work between J. Tolsdorf, F. Dehling, D. Reinhardt, and L. Lo Iacono from both our group and the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. Out of 122 submitted articles, 21 have been accepted for this issue, resulting in an acceptance rate of 17%.

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    Usable Security and Privacy Day 2021

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt is co-organising the event taking place online on January, 21st. For (free) registration and additional information:

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    ARES 2021 PC Chair

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt is program committee chair of the 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2021). We are already looking forward reading your submissions:

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    The article entitled "Engineering Human-Machine Teams for Trusted Collaboration” written in collaboration with colleagues from TU Clausthal and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt has been accepted for publication in the journal on Big Data and Cognitive Computing.

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    We are hiring

    We have currently an open research assistant position in our group. If you are interested, you can find more information here.

  • Successful Defence of his PhD thesis

    Congratulations to Patrick Murmann for the successful defence of his PhD thesis entitled "Information at Your Fingertips - Facilitating Usable Transparency via Privacy Notifications" at Karlstad University. He has been visiting our research group in 2018 within the scope of the Privacy&US ITN project for his secondment and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt has been his second supervisor.

  • New Accepted Publication

    The work entitled "OnLITE: On-line Label for IoT Transparency Enhancement” conducted by Alexandr Railean and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt has been accepted for publication at the 25th Nordic Conference on Secure IT Systems (NordSec).

  • The research group is growing

    We are happy to welcome Patrick Kühtreiber as a new member of our research group.

  • Awarded the Johann Philipp Reis Prize 2019

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt was awarded the Johann-Philipp-Reis-Preis 2019 for outstanding innovative publications and her work in the area of privacy protection. This award is granted since 1986 by the cities of Friedrichsdorf in Taunus und Gelnhausen as well as Deutsche Telekom and Information Technology Society (ITG) of the German Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE) every two years.

  • The research group is growing

    We are happy to welcome two new members, Luca Hernández Acosta and Lindrit Kqiku, in our research group.

  • GI Security Conference in Göttingen in March 2020.

    We organise the "GI Security" Conference in Göttingen in March 2020. Information about this event can be found here.

  • Best Poster Demo Award won

    Alexandr Railean won the Best Poster Demo Award at the Privacy, Usability, and Transparency (PUT) Workshop co-located with the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium. His work entitled "OnLITE: Online Label For Internet of Things Transparency Enhancement" has been selected by the audience. Congratulations, Alexandr!

  • Named as a "Rising Star"

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt wurde als eine der 10 weltweiten "Rising Stars in Networking and Communications" in 2019 durch N2Women ernannt. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

  • Elected as new vice director

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt was elected as vice director by the Board of the Institute of Computer Science.

  • Privacy&US a success story

    Privacy&US, one of the projects we are contributing as an academic partner, is featured in the EU Commission's Research and Innovation Success Stories. The article can be found here.

  • Admission to the Panel of Eminent Persons

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt is one of the members of the "Panel of Eminent Persons" nominated by the Cyber Security Cluster Bonn e.V.. Further members are Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert (TUM & Fraunhofer AISEC), Prof. Dr. Matthias Hollick (TU Darmstadt), Prof. Dr. Norbert Pohlmann (Westfälische Hochschule), Prof. Dr. M. Angela Sasse (RUB), and Prof. Dr. Matthew Smith (Universität Bonn & Fraunhofer FKIE). The goal of this panel is to work on recommendations for politics and business in terms of cybersecurity. Further information can be found here.