Christof Paar
Ruhr University Bochum

The latest evolution of our digital society is often described as the “Internet of Things”.
The IoT is characterized by myriads of interconnected devices, ranging from the smart home over medical implants to intelligent factories. An often overlooked aspect of the IoT is that all of these upcoming applications need strong security mechanisms. In this talk, we will give examples for the opportunities and risks associated with IoT security. First, we will provide a case study for securing car2car communication. In the “risk” part of the talk, we will demonstrate the threat posed by malicious manipulations of computer hardware, also known as hardware Trojans.

Christof Paar has the Chair for Embedded Security at Ruhr University Bochum and is affiliated professor at the University of Massachusetts. He is one of the spokespersons of the DFG Cluster of Excellence “Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries”. Christof published more than 200 scientific papers and is co-author of the textbook Understanding Cryptography (Springer).

The talk will be held in English language.