COSICComputer Security and Industrial Cryptography group – provides a broad expertise in digital security and strives for innovative security solutions.

News

  • Falsifying Galileo Satellite Signals Will Become More Difficult

    Vincent Rijmen and Tomer Ashur from COSIC have advised the European Commission on ways to make Galileo signals more difficult to falsify The European Union activated its Galileo satellite navigation system in December 2016. The EU is dedicated to setting this system apart from other navigation systems such as GPS – the US counterpart of Galileo. ...
  • Bart Preneel on privacy in Campuskrant: “When I travel, I always bring an empty laptop, without any files”

    Cryptograaf Bart Preneel voert onderzoek naar methodes om digitale informatie te beveiligen, zodat pottenkijkers geen kans krijgen om mee te lezen op uw computer of smartphone. “Als ik op reis ga, neem ik altijd een lege laptop mee, zonder bestanden op. Aan elke grens kan de douane je laptop inkijken en alle gegevens kopiëren.” Read full ...
  • Bart Preneel in De Morgen on Belgian Centrum voor Cyberveiligheid

    “België moet zich beter wapenen tegen cyberaanvallen en de massale verspreiding van vals nieuws, waarschuwt staatssecretaris voor Privacy Philippe De Backer (Open Vld). Hij wil dat het Centrum voor Cyberveiligheid politici en hun partijen beschermt tegen hackers.” Read full article here

Research

Our research is applied in a broad range of application domains, such as electronic payments, communications, identity cards, e-voting, protection of e-documents, intelligent home appliances, telematics for the automobile industry and trusted systems.

Our research focus lays in the design, evaluation and implementation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, the development of security architectures for information and communication systems, the building of security mechanisms for embedded systems and the design and analysis of privacy preserving systems.

Key Publications