Research at KASTEL SRL

Research at KASTEL Security Research Labs is distinguished by its broad scope. Privacy and reliability aspects are naturally part of IT security; basic and applied research complement each other, and a comprehensive approach to IT security needs to look not just at the technical system, but also at its social environment as well as its human aspects.

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    283 Publications in 2022 and 2023

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    70 Papers at 24 Top Conferences 2022

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    18 Awards in 2022 and 2023

Our research covers a broad spectrum of cybersecurity. It combines the view of different disciplines in order to adress not only technical aspects, but also human factors and the legal framework.

KASTEL Security Research Labs conduct interdisciplinary and application-oriented research. Therefore, we permanently maintain and expand numerous partnerships with industrial enterprises and research institutions. The resulting synergy effects flow into our research.

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    111 Academic Cooperations in 16 Countries

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    14 New Projects in 2022

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    88 Cooperations with Companies


Dec 04, 2023

Practically Efficient Private Set Intersection From Trusted Hardware with Side-Channels

Dörre, F.; Mechler, J.; Müller-Quade, J.
2023. Advances in Cryptology – ASIACRYPT 2023 – 29th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptology and Information Security, Springer Verlag

Nov 27, 2023
Decentralized Systems

ABCperf: Performance Evaluation of Fault Tolerant State Machine Replication Made Simple: Demo Abstract

Spannagel, T.; Leinweber, M.; Castro, A.; Hartenstein, H.
2023. Proceedings of the 24th International Middleware Conference Demos, Posters and Doctoral Symposium, 35–36, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Nov 15, 2023
Legal Informatics Societal Security

Online-Bundestagswahlen – Verfassungsrechtliche Grenzen und technische Herausforderungen

Gutjahr, A.; Spiecker gen. Döhmann, I.; Volkamer, M.
2023. Computer und Recht, 767–776

Nov 15, 2023
Cryptography Privacy

Universally Composable Auditable Surveillance

Fetzer, V.; Klooß, M.; Müller-Quade, J.; Raiber, M.; Rupp, A.
2023. ASIACRYPT 2023, 4th – 8th December 2023, 145, Springer Verlag

Nov 15, 2023
Human-Centered IT Security Privacy Usable Security

“I just stopped using one and started using the other”: Motivations, Techniques, and Challenges When Switching Password Managers

Munyendo, C. W.; Mayer, P.; Aviv, A. J. 2023. Proceedings of the 2023 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 3123–3137, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Nov 14, 2023
Legal Informatics Privacy

How Website Owners Face Privacy Issues: Thematic Analysis of Responses from a Covert Noti-fication Study Reveals Diverse Circumstances and Challenges

Spiecker genannt Döhmann, I.; Stöver, A.; Gerber, N.; Pridöhl, H.; Maass, M.; Bretthauer, S.; Hollick, M.; Herrmann, D.
2023. Proceedings on privacy enhancing technologies, 2023, 251–264.

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