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The DIES research group is merged together with the IS and SAS (Biometrics) research groups to form the :

Services, Cybersecurity and Safety research group

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Society depends on more and more information systems, which need to be secured against intentional disruption. The Distributed and Embedded Security group (DIES) forms the heart of the information security research at the University of Twente. We work on data security, network security and cybercrime prevention. Our research tools include cryptography, formal methods, machine learning and case studies. Results are applied to health and food management, critical control systems, and social and enterprise networks.

Latest News

December 09, 2013CyREN Netwerkbijeenkomst

Pieter Hartel and Wouter Stol organised a meeting of the CyREN network that
was attended bij over 60 participants.

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November 20, 2013Master student graduation

Edwin Smulders is the twenty-seventh Master student to graduate in Twente in the context of the Kerckhoffs programme Computer Security. The title of his Master Thesis is ''Permeance

User Space Memory Analysis''. Edwin's master project was supervised by dr. Jonathan Petit, prof.dr. Pieter Hartel, and Ruud van Baar (MSc).

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November 01, 2013Welcome new PhD student

Ali Abbasi started work today as a PhD student on the AVATAR and CRISALIS project.

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Latest Publications

Lagana, M. and Feiri, M.P. and Sall, M. and Lange, M. and Tomatis, A. and Papadimitratos, P. (2012) Secure Communication in Vehicular Networks - PRESERVE Demo. In: 2012 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC): Demo Summaries, 14-16 Nov 2012, Seoul, Korea. pp. 11-12. IEEE Communications Society. ISSN 0929-0672

Montoya Morales, A.L. (2013) The TREsPASS project. In: ICTOpen2013, 27-28 November 2013, Eindhoven. pp. 1-1. ICTopen. ISBN not assigned

Pieters, W. (2013) Defining "The Weakest Link" Comparative Security in Complex Systems of Systems. In: 2013 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom, 2-5 Dec 2013, Bristol, United Kingdom. pp. 39-44. IEEE Computer Society. ISBN 978-0-7695-5095-4

Dietzel, S. and Balanici, M. and Kargl, F. (2013) Short Paper: Towards Data-similarity-based Clustering for Inter-vehicle Communication. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2013 (VNC 2013), 16-18 Dec 2013, Boston, MA, USA. pp. 238-241. IEEE Communications Society. ISBN 978-1-4799-2687-9

Etalle, S. (2013) Innovatie en R&D -- een Inleiding. Magazine nationale veiligheid en crisisbeheersing, 11 (1). pp. 3-5. ISSN 1875-7561

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