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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    410 Publications from 2021 to 2024

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    100 Papers at 33 Top Conferences 2021 to 2024

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    36 Awards from 2021 to 2024

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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    119 Academic Cooperations in 19 Countries

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    20 New Projects in 2023 and 2024

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    88 Cooperations with Companies


Jun 19, 2024

A Framework for Provably Secure Onion Routing against a Global Adversary

Scherer, P.; Weis, C.; Strufe, T.
Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 2024 (2), 141–159.

May 21, 2024
Energy Systems Security

Attacking Learning-based Models in Smart Grids: Current Challenges and New Frontiers

Sanchez, G.; Elbez, G.; Hagenmeyer, V.
2024. e-Energy ’24: Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Conference on Future and Sustainable Energy Systems, 589–595, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

May 20, 2024
Machine Learning

SoK: Explainable Machine Learning in Adversarial Environments

Noppel, M.; Wressnegger, C.
2024. Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), San Francisco, 20th-22nd May 2024, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

May 20, 2024
IT Security Privacy

PolySphinx: Extending the Sphinx Mix Format With Better Multicast Support

Schadt, D.; Coijanovic, C.; Weis, C.; Strufe, T.
2024. 2024 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP), 44–44, IEEE Computer Society.

May 11, 2024
Societal Security Usable Security

Better Together: The Interplay Between a Phishing Awareness Video and a Link-centric Phishing Support Tool

Berens, B. M.; Schaub, F.; Mossano, M.; Volkamer, M.
2024. Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1–60, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Apr 22, 2024
Decentralized Systems

Logical Clocks and Monotonicity for Byzantine-Tolerant Replicated Data Types

Jacob, F.; Hartenstein, H.
2024. PaPoC ’24: Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Principles and Practice of Consistency for Distributed Data, 37–43, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).