Yolande Berbers in Knack Magazine: Girls and Science, a perfect match!
14/02/2017 The UN proclaimed Februari 11 as the international day for women in science: 'The world needs science and science needs women'. On this occasion Knack Magazine interviewed Professor Yolande Berbers on her research on software for embedded systems. She is a clear fan of more STEM (Science - Technology - Engineering - Mathematics ) in school for youngsters between 12 and 18, girls and boys alike.
DistriNets Internet of Things technology supports the health sector in the DR Congo.
23/01/2017 Over the past few months imec-DistriNet researchers have been rolling out Internet of Things technologies to support the health sector in the DR Congo. Their LoRaMediFridge has been deployed to monitor blood supplies at the provincial center for blood transfusion in Kikwit in the DR Congo, a town of over 1.2 million inhabitants without any fixed-line electricity infrastructure and shaky access to safe drinking water.
imec-DistriNet researchers make drones dance
16/01/2017 In february 2016, choreographer Ugo Dehaes from 'kwaad bloed' contacted researchers from imec-DistriNet to discuss ideas and possibilities to use drones in a new, exciting dance show called RATS. A team of enthusiastic researchers volunteered to assist in analyzing the project feasibility and to develop the drones software and their choreography
Enhancing application-level access control in cloud applications with ACE.
03/10/2016 The architecture of today's cloud applications exposes two challenging properties: application-level multitenancy in a SaaS architecture, as well as extreme distribution in the more recent micro-service architectures. Both architectural properties often occur at the same time.
Merger between centers imec and iMinds completed
22/09/2016 Since yesterday, the merger between research centers imec and iMinds - announced on February 19 - has been completed. The deed of merger was officially signed in Brussels, in the presence of Flemish minister-president Geert Bourgeois and Flemish minister for work, the economy, innovation and sport Philippe Muyters.
3 DistriNet papers accepted at the USENIX Security Symposium 2016.
08/06/2016 DistriNet will be well represented at the 25th USENIX Security Symposium on August 10-12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Tom Van Goethem, Raoul Strackx and Mathy Vanhoef will be presenting their latest research at this top level security conference.
CloudPiercer: Bypassing Cloud-based Security Providers
22/02/2016 The increased risk of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks, combined with the constant required alertness for mitigating web application threats, has caused many website owners to turn to Cloud-based Security Providers (CBSPs) to protect their infrastructure. These solutions typically involve the rerouting of traffic from the original website through the CBSP's network, where malicious traffic can be detected and absorbed before it ever reaches the servers of the protected website. The most popular Cloud-based Security Providers do not require the purchase of dedicated traffic-rerouting hardware, but rely solely on changing the DNS settings of a domain name to reroute a website's traffic through their security infrastructure. In other words, they are hiding the hosting website's IP address (the so-called "origin") and relying on redirection through the use of the website's domain name.
Application-level multi-tenancy: efficient customization of multi-tenant SaaS
15/02/2016 Software as a Service (SaaS) has been increasingly adopted by software vendors as their main software delivery model, as it provides the opportunity to offer their software applications to a larger market and to benefit from the economies of scale. If well-achieved by the SaaS provider, these benefits add value to the offering and reduce the operational costs of hosting and maintaining the SaaS application. As explained in our previous article of this series, one of the key enablers to leverage economies of scale is multi-tenancy: resources are shared among multiple customer organizations (the so-called tenants), which leads to higher resource utilization and scalability. The highest degree of resource sharing is achieved with application-level multi-tenancy: end users from different tenants are simultaneously served by a single application instance on top of shared hardware and software infrastructure.
It's Free for a Reason: Exploring the Ecosystem of Free Live Streaming Services
04/02/2016 The massive consumption and endorsement of online video brought with it the rise of extremely popular services for free live streaming (FLIS). FLIS services enable free viewership of video content of TV channels and live events for Internet users. These services manage infrastructure to facilitate costless anonymous broadcasting of live streams, and maintain websites to index links for free live streams. Despite the immense popularity of these services, there has been no study that systematically analyzes the workings of different FLIS parties and empirically assesses the threats for everyday users of FLIS services.
VeriFast program verification technology presented at Facebook London Faculty Meeting 2015
23/09/2015 September 22, 2015, Facebook London offices. Bart Jacobs, associate professor at DistriNet, was invited to give a talk at the Facebook London Faculty Meeting 2015. He presented the VeriFast program verification technology which his team has been developing since 2008.
Six TWINNING projects with KU Leuven selected by European Commission
22/09/2015 KU Leuven strengthens its collaboration with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Malta, University of Tartu (Estonia), Technical University of Varna (Bulgaria), University of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Macerata (Italy).
And the Vasco award 2015 goes to ..... Jo Van Bulck
07/07/2015 Jo Van Bulck wins the 2015 Vasco Award with his Master thesis on protected module architectures and secure resource sharing.¬†His work was supported by the Prof. Frank Piessens and his team, who are now happy to welcome Jo at DistriNet to write his next thesis as PhD student.
Application-level multi-tenancy: the promise and pitfalls of shared-everything architectures
27/04/2015 SaaS providers aim for economy of scale: multiple customers (tenants) must be serviced on a common infrastructure/platform or software application. As such, application service providers (ASPs, and more recently SaaS providers) have evolved their deployment architecture from strict hardware separation between tenants towards an increasing level of sharing between tenants. This process is mainly driven by scalability and maintainability reasons.
Congrats to Master students winning the 1st Cyber Security Challenge Belgium!
24/03/2015 On Friday March 20, 10 teams of up to 4 Master students competed against each other in the finals of the Cyber Security Challenge Belgium 2015. The team "HacknamStyle Jr." won the security contest and went home with a set of new laptops. "HacknamStyle Jr" are three security enthusiasts, which participate on a regular basis with the KU Leuven DistriNet CTF team called "Hacknam Style" in international security competitions.
Electric Vehicles and the Electricity Grid of the Future
19/03/2015 In recent years, the increase in the amount of electric vehicles is gaining momentum, as global environmental concerns are getting stronger, and automotive OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are preparing for mass-production. This vast increase of grid-connected vehicles offers opportunities to use electric vehicles as a large-scale distributed storage system. In a liberalized electricity market, aggregators are typically seen as the actors who will manage this storage system.
Softlaunch Media ID
20/02/2015 From February 2013 until May 2014 DistriNet was the lead research partner of the Media ID research project. The goal of this project was to enable the Flemish media companies to extend and better support their relation with their customers in order to service them in a better way. One of the high priorities of this research project was the protection of the privacy of personal data
Seven Months' Worth of Mistakes: A Longitudinal Study of Typosquatting Abuse
20/01/2015 Typosquatting is the act of purposefully registering a domain name that is a mistype of a popular domain name. It is a concept that has been known and studied for over 15 years, yet still thoroughly practiced up until this day.
Primer on Client-Side Web Security
19/01/2015 Have you ever wondered why all of a sudden, normal users start posting strange messages on social networks? How wireless routers can be controlled remotely? Why eBay accounts could be hijacked with a single HTTP request? Or why a news Web site suddenly shows a page from the Syrian Electronic Army? All of these incidents were possible due to attackers controlling some code within the victim‚??s browser, a result of the current state of practice in Web security, which is less than stellar.
Lieven Desmet guest editor of IEEE Internet Computing magazine on "Security and the Real-Time Web"
16/01/2015 Lieven Desmet (iMinds-DistriNet) en Martin Johns (SAP) investigated the security of WebRTC as part of the ongoing FP7 project STREWS. They discuss some of the important open challenges in securing WebRTC in a recent article in the IEEE magazine Internet Computing, of which both Lieven and Martin were invited to be guest editor.
BUTLER: Enabling the development of secure and smart life assistant applications thanks to a context and location aware, pervasive information system
17/12/2014 The final results of the FP7 project BUTLER (uBiquitous, secUre inTernet-of-things with Location and contExt-awaReness) are now available. This project has been a major contributor to Internet-of-Things research in Europe with an integrated horizontal concept that includes location-awareness, end-to-end secure communication, user-identity and behaviour awareness, contextualised services and integration of smart technologies.
Soundsquatting: Uncovering the Use of Homophones in Domain Squatting
19/11/2014 While researching generic cybersquatting Nick Nikiforakis, Marco Balduzzi, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, and Wouter Joosen uncovered Soundsquatting. Soundsquatting is a domain squatting technique which takes advantage of the sound similarity of words and the user's confusion of which word represents the desired concept.
Paper on predicting Software Vulnerabilities wins Best Paper Award at ISSRE'14
07/11/2014 The publication "Predicting Vulnerable Components: Software Metrics vs Text Mining" won the Best Paper Award at ISSRE'14. Together with James Walden and Jeffrey Stuckman, Riccardo Scandariato used a high quality public dataset to compare vulnerability prediction models based on text mining with models using software metrics as predictor and found that text mining models had higher recall than software metrics based models.
Hacknam Style CTF Team growing stronger
05/11/2014 In the previous months, the KU Leuven DistriNet CTF team called "Hacknam Style" has silently been achieving great results in online CTF competitions. For instance, after a fierce two day competition in the weekend of 11 and 12 October, they finished 3rd out of 230 teams in the ASIS CTF competition. More recently, in the Hack.lu CTF competition from 21 to 23 October, they finished 14th out of 581 teams.
DistriNet paper on Intelligent and Scalable Internet of Things scores at Intelligent Environments Conference
09/07/2014 The DistriNet team of Yolande Berbers and Davy Preuveneers won two awards at the Intelligent Environments conference, including the 'Best Full Paper award' and the Micro-SFP award.
Data protection in the world of e-Health: an interview with Kim Wuyts
09/05/2014 The KU Leuven newsletter 'science@leuven' publishes an interview with Kim Wuyts. Kim's current PHD research focuses on data protection in an e-health setting. In the interview (Dutch only) she explains why she chose to study informatics and why her domain of expertise is so fascinating.
Media ID will be launched after summer time
09/04/2014 At the event "Your Idea brought to life" the announcement was made that the valorisation of the Media ID project will be launched after summer time. Media ID is a personal login and payment instrument that provides easy access to media sites, media applications and media services.
Reducing the power of attackers: DistriNet thesis on securing Linux apps selected for Agoria Award 2013
08/11/2013 The DistriNet master thesis by Niels Avonds is one of the 12 theses selected for the Agoria Award 2013. On november 22nd three finalists will be selected to present their work to the jury.
Belgacom Hacked: how can companies protect themselves against spies?
16/09/2013 In an interview for Terzake Prof. Frank Piessens explains that every system that communicates with the outside world is vulnerable for attacks. Even state-of-the- art-defense systems leave possible entree points for high tech spies with enough time and money to find them.
Walking in the Clouds: DistriNet wins Best Paper Award at IE 2013
23/07/2013 At the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments - IE'13, Davy Preuveneers received the Best Paper Award for the paper "Walking in the Clouds: Deployment and Performance Trade-offs of Smart Mobile Applications for Intelligent Environments"
iMinds becomes a member of EIT ICT Labs KIC
29/04/2013 EIT ICT Labs and iMinds are announcing today that iMinds is becoming an Associate Partner of EIT ICT Labs. The membership strengthens iMinds' collaboration with some of Europe's most prestigious business and research institutes and supports EIT ICT Labs' mission to make Europe a global leader in ICT innovation.
Hackers like their privacy
02/04/2013 With websites being compromised left and right, and their data leaked to the rest of the world, privacy has never been a hotter topic. Everyone agrees that they want to keep their own privacy, especially malicious hackers or blackhats. But how do they deal with the privacy of the people whose data they are leaking?
'Aliasing in Object-Oriented Programming' - a new book by Dave Clarke
20/03/2013 In collaboration with Tobias Wrigstad of Uppsala University and James Noble of Victoria University of Wellington, Dave Clarke has published a book on 'Aliasing in Object-Oriented Programming' as a Springer LNCS State-of-the-Art Survey. This book covers techniques for dealing with aliasing in object-oriented programming, and marks the 20th anniversary of the paper The Geneva Convention On The Treatment of Object Aliasing by John Hogg, Doug Lea, Alan Wills, Dennis de Champeaux and Richard Holt. The book also includes a much anticipated survey on Ownership Types, and a tutorial on the VeriFast verification tool. Other topics covered include separation logic, universe types, immutability, alias analysis and concurrency. The book finishes off with a number of visions for the future.
B-CCENTRE IPv6 Principles & Forensics Training
18/03/2013 The B-CCENTRE organised another two-day training in IPv6 on 21 and 22 February 2013, a co-operation between DistriNet - KU Leuven, the Federal Computer Crime Unit (FCCU) of the Belgian Federal police and Cisco Systems. 18 experts from Belgian Law Enforcement, as well as one expert from the Spanish Guardia Civil, the Irish 2CENTRE and the recently established European Cybercrime Centre at¬†Europol (EC3) participated in this IPv6 Principles & Forensics training at the Campus of the Department of Computer Science, DistriNet@KU Leuven.
The Cookieless monster: Exploring the Ecosystem of Web-based Device Fingerprinting
08/03/2013 In 1994, Lou Montulli, while working for Netscape Communications, introduced the idea of cookies in the context of a web browser. The cookie mechanism allows a web server to store a small amount of data on the computers of visiting users, which is then sent back to the web server upon subsequent requests. Using this mechanism, a web site can build and maintain state over the otherwise stateless HTTP protocol. Cookies were quickly embraced by browser vendors and web developers. Today, they are one of the core technologies on which complex, stateful web applications are built.
European Commission supports research on Cyber security
29/11/2012 The Digital agenda of the EC stresses the importance of the development and implementation of innovative technologies aiming at increasing trust and security in the cyberworld.¬†The European Commission is developing wider cybersecurity strategies for Europe and thus allocating significantly more money to develop innovative technologies to improve cybersecurity. In the same memo the EC focuses on a number of EU-funded research projects adressing major cybersecurity issues among which NESSOS and Secure Change, two projects that focus on 'security by design' and in which the DistriNet research group is actively involved.
Successful online anti-fraud app CsFire now also available on Google Chrome
08/11/2012 CsFire is an online fraud app developed by the iMinds - KU Leuven Security Department, preventing so-called Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. It currently has about 3.500 daily users on Mozilla Firefox and has been downloaded about 50.000 times worldwide. The successful app now becomes available through the Google Web Store as a free extension as well.
Learn the basics of serverside web-security, play the wargame developed by Steven Van Acker!
05/11/2012 In association with the FP7 network of excellence NESSoS, Steven Van Acker has developed a hacker wargame called Natas. Only one week after the launch of the wargame on the information security training site Overthewire.org, Natas has already been played by over 4.500 people.
DiY Smart Experiences shows the potential of the Internet of Things
31/10/2012 The project 'Do-it-Yourself Smart Experiences' received the SILVER Achievement Award 2012. The jury highlighted the 'huge quantity of practical results, including security of the Contiki sensor OS, a semantic layer to describe the sensors and ensure interoperability, and the underlying distributed architecture.' The ITEA 2 Board presents these annual achievement awards for high-level technical contributions based on true European collaboration that provide significant results.
Job Noorman wins the last edition of the Jos Schepens Award
27/10/2012 On Saturday October 27, 2012 the last award presentation of the Jos Schepens Memorial Fund will take place. During this presentation Job Noorman will receive the annual Jos Schepens Award for his master thesis on countermeasures against control-flow hijacking attacks.
Three DistriNet papers presented at the annual conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
16/10/2012 In this year's conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), one of the top international security conferences, DistriNet was proud to have three different papers submitted and accepted. Willem De Groef, Nick Nikiforakis and Raoul Strackx were there to present their work.
IPv6 Pilot Training
17/09/2012 IBBT-DistriNet organised the first B-CCENTRE training on 13 and 14 September 2012. 15 experts from the Federal Computer Crime Unit (FCCU) and from Regional Computer Crime Units (RCCU) were joined by experts from four financial institutions for a two days training on IPv6 Basics and Forensics. It was a Pilot Training, test-bedding the course material and teaching methodology on the selected group of participants. Trainers were experts from the research group DistriNet, from CISCO and from the FCCU, joining knowledge from research, industry, and law enforcement.
DistriNet team wins Formal Methods 2012 verification competition
30/08/2012 On August 30, prof. Bart Jacobs and Dr. Jan Smans from DistriNet's VeriFast program verification research team participated with their VeriFast tool in the VerifyThis program verification competition colocated with the Formal Methods 2012 conference in Paris. Eleven teams were given about 4 hours to verify the correctness of three programs.
Tom Reynaert receives Alcatel Lucent Thesis award 2012
12/07/2012 Tom Reynaert won the Alcatel-Lucent Thesis Award 2012 for his Master Thesis titled "Enhanced Privacy in Social Application Platforms". The promotors of his thesis are Prof. Frank Piessens and Dr. Lieven Desmet. Jos van Sas, director external affairs Bell Labs handed out the award.
Pieter Agten receives Alcatel Lucent Bell MSc Thesis award
18/10/2011 Pieter Agten was awarded the Alcatel-Lucent Bell MSc Thesis Award 2011 for his Master Thesis titled "Traffic monitoring and rate limiting in wireless sensor networks". The promotor of his thesis is Prof. Wouter Joosen, Head of the DistriNet Research Group.
The impact of new ICT trends on the security of company networks
25/09/2011 Telenet publishes a report on the security of computers and computer networks. One of the experts interviewed is Prof. Christophe Huygens of the DistriNet Research Group. He talks about the latest trends in the use of ICT, like mobile communication and the Internet of Things, and how these trends impact the security of company networks.
DistriNet analyses the security of next generation web standards for ENISA
31/08/2011 The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) commissioned DistriNet to make a security analysis of the 13 W3C-stardards. The report: 'A Security analysis of next generation web standards' resulted in the identification and detailed description of in total 51 security threats and issues.
Bram Bonn√© was awarded the Luciad Master Thesis price 2011
15/07/2011 Bram Bonn√© was awarded the Luciad Master Thesis price 2011 for his master thesis titled "Improving session security in web applications". Bram received this award from the business representatives during the official proclamation of the Faculty of Engineering on July 8, 2011. For Luciad, the prize was handed out by Frank Suykens, head of product development at Luciad.
Best Paper award for three Distrinet members at Formal Methods 2011
28/06/2011 The paper "The 1st Verified Software Competition: Experience Report." co-authored by three Distrinet members (Bart Jacobs, Jan Smans and Frank Piessens) has won the best paper award at FM 2011, a top research conference on applications of formal methods in software engineering.
Launch of the Belgian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Research, Training & Education
30/05/2011 Brussels, May 27 2011. The Belgian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research and Education, in short b-ccentre, was officially inaugurated by Minister Stefaan De Clerck, Minister Annemie Turtelboom and Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne. The b-ccentre is established by KU Leuven, together with other academic institutions and partners from the public and private sector and will be a platform for the exchange of knowledge, expertise and training in the field of cybercrime. Within the b-ccentre the research groups DistriNet and COSIC will focus on cybercrime research and education from a technical point-of-view.
iMinds - DistriNet Researchers Expose the Lack of Privacy in File Hosting Services
09/05/2011 May 8, 2011. Together with their fellow researchers of the Eurecom Institute in France, Nick Nikiforakis, Steven Van Acker and Wouter Joosen of the DistriNet Research Group attract a great deal of interest on 'The Register' and on 'Slashdot' with their USENIX paper entitled "Exposing the Lack of Privacy in File Hosting Services".
DSP Valley newsletter highlights OptiMMA showcase at DATE.
04/05/2011 At the recent conference Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), the OptiMMA project was presented during three 2-hour slots at the university booth on the exhibition floor. The OptiMMA project (Optimization of MP-SoC Middleware for event-driven dynamic Applications) is an IWT SBOproject and a collaboration of imec, Ghent University, KU Leuven - DistriNet, University of Antwerp and V.U.B.
SONY PlayStation Network down for over a week due to hackers
27/04/2011 The PlayStation Network (PSN) of SONY enables gamers worldwide with a PlayStation3 console to go online and play multiplayer games over the Internet. However, since April 20th 2011 the PSN has been brought down due to a security breach, impacting over 70 million of gamers worldwide. To date, it is unknown when the PlayStation Network will be operational again, but an additional downtime of at least 1 week is expected. In addition, sensitive personal data (such as passwords, dates of birth) of over 70 million PSN users has been stolen, possibly including credit card information.
DistriNet teams conquer second and fourth place in the Battle of Talents
05/04/2011 Monday March 21st, two DistriNet teams secured their place in the final top four of the Battle of Talents, an online competition to discover Flanders‚?? best entrepreneurial talents. In this virtual competition emerging business ideas from students and researchers of Flemish universities and higher educational institutions were elaborated and challenged by students of leading business schools.
New revolutionary platform for mobile software
22/06/2010 MUSIC, acronym of Self-Adapting Applications for Mobile USers In Ubiquitous Computing Environments, is an open source platform for the development and execution of self-adapting, reconfigurable mobile applications which are dynamically adapted to the user and execution context.
Zubair Wadood wins Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC MAN 2010
27/05/2010 The paper "A Body-Coupled Communication and Radio Frequency Dual Technology Cooperation Protocol for Body-Area Networks" by Steven Corroy, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Antonios Argyriou, University of Thessaly, Greece, Zubair Wadood, KU Leuven, Belgium and Heribert Baldus, Philips Research Europe, Germany was selected for the Best Paper Award at the Second International Workshop on Medical Applications Networking (MAN 2010).
Wouter De Borger wins 'Most Innovative Student Work' Award at AOSD.10
20/04/2010 Wouter De Borger received the 'Most innovative student work' award at the 9th International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development for his PhD research proposal "Life-cycle support for Passive and Reactive Monitoring":
Open Academic Position in Network Software and Middleware
29/05/2009 The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full-time tenured academic position in Network software and Middleware. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual (m/f) with an excellent research record, who is able to teach courses on computer networks.
Most Influential Paper Award for Dave Clarke
20/01/2009 OOPSLA, Nashville, Tennessee, October 2008. Together with John Potter and James Noble, Dave Clarke was awarded the 'Most Influential Paper Award' from OOPSLA, the ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications. Since 2006 this award is presented annually to the author(s) of a paper presented at OOPSLA 10 years ago. The papers are judged by their influence over the past decade.
Silver ITEA Achievement Award for MARTES
30/10/2008 The Silver ITEA achievement award went to MARTES (Model-based Approach to Real-Time Embedded Systems development) , which developed model-based methodology addressing business risks, new systems domains and increasing complexity to boost productivity of embedded-systems development.
Gold and Silver ITEA Awards for LOMS
30/10/2008 The project 'Local Mobile Services' ( LOMS ) received the GOLD Achievement Award 2008. LOMS was selected as 'best project' out of ten projects that closed this year. The ITEA 2 Board presents these annual awards for high-level technical contributions based on true European collaboration that provide significant results.
Internet of Things komt dichterbij
29/10/2008 Het Internet of Things (IoT) komt dichterbij. Het IoT wil zowat alle objecten op de wereld met elkaar in verbinding brengen om informatie uit te wisselen. De toepassingen in dat netwerk zouden ons dagelijkse leven ingrijpend kunnen veranderen, nog veel meer dan de groei van het Internet. De hardware voor het IoT is alvast in volle ontwikkeling en er bestaan al enkele toepassingen in de logistiek en de medische wereld. Maar dat is slechts een eerste aanzet want deze applicaties werken in goed controleerbare omgevingen. Echte IoT-toepassingen opereren in een onvoorspelbare en onoverzichtelijke wereld van slimme objecten. Daarom moet niet alleen de hardware maar vooral de software nog grondig vernieuwen.
Sam Michiels acquires Industrial Research Fellowship for DistriNet
23/09/2008 The IOF Council of the KU Leuven has granted Sam Michiels an Industrial Research fellowship; Wouter Joosen is promotor. Sam's new mandate will enable him to focus on research, innovation and especially valorization in the domain of managing large-scale distributed software systems.
DistriNet wins international security competition
06/09/2008 A team of 6 researchers from DistriNet, the security research group of the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven won an international Capture-the-flag competition on Saturday, September 6th. The competition, which focused on software security, was organized by the Technical University of Darmstadt. Seventeen university teams from North America, Asia and Europe spent six hours launching a volley of attacks at each other and applying state-of-the-art defensive techniques.
Education leaders unite: DistriNet and SANS to cooperate on security education
14/05/2008 DistriNet, the security research group of the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven today announced an exciting new partnership with SANS Software Security Institute (SANS-SSI), a cooperative research and education organization in computer security training. The goal of the partnership is to enhance the security curriculum of students by including secure coding in computing and engineering courses, to exchange teaching practices in the field of secure programming, and to provide easy access for European companies to SANS-SSI knowledge and certification.
Pierre Verbaeten: √©minance grise of the internet
14/03/2008 Hij is 63 en geldt een beetje als de √©minence grise van het Belgische internet. Professor Pierre Verbaeten beheerde jarenlang de .be domeinnamen. Hij kon iemand op het internet weigeren of toestaan, en hield er strak de hand aan. "Men noemde mij de keizer van het net", verklaarde hij, "of zelfs de virtuele paus".
LISA '07 Best Paper Award for Thomas Delaet for his paper on PoDIM
06/02/2008 The high rate of requirement changes make system administration a complex task. This complexity is further influenced by the increasing scale, unpredictable behaviour of software and diversity in terms of hardware and software.
Silver ITEA achievement award for AGILE
08/11/2007 Barco‚??s avionics division has been awarded a 2007 Silver ITEA Achievement Award for its contribution to the AGILE software engineering project. The AGILE project, which involves partners from Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and The Netherlands, set out to prove that the application of agile processes speeds up embedded software development and boosts quality. During extensive trials with more than 1800 engineers and managers in 68 industrial pilot projects, AGILE demonstrated up to 70% reductions in total R&D lead time and costs.
DistriNet wins third place in international 'Capture-The-Flag' contest
08/05/2007 This year the internationale hacker-contest 'Capture-The-Flag' was organised by the University of South Florida. A team of 10 DistriNet researchers came through the battle with honour and won a third place on the podium. During 12 hours 20 academic teams from accross the world competed with each other in this ICT security contest.
The Francqui Foundation attributes a Belgian Francqui Chair on the subject Software Security to Prof. Frank Piessens
01/02/2007 The Institut d'Informatique is pleased to announce that the Francqui Foundation has attributed a Belgian Francqui Chair on the subject Software Security to Prof. Frank Piessens. The lecture series will take place during spring 2007.
Stop the presses! Roll out the e-papers - DIGINEWS
31/03/2004 Newspapers are driven by technology, from news gathering to typesetting and printing, yet the traditional, offline version appears to defy the digital age. At root, physical newspapers are, as they have always been, ink on lightweight paper.
Official opening of the Sun Center of Excellence 'Component oriented development for highly adaptable systems'
22/05/2003 Rector Andr√© Oosterlinck opent nu donderdag 22 mei officieel het Sun Center of Excellence ‚??Component oriented development for highly adaptable systems‚?? aan het departement Computerwetenschappen van de K.U.Leuven. De producent van computer hard- en software zal in het Center of Excellence academisch onderzoek ondersteunen.
Ubizen concentrates on services
10/01/2003 Het in 1995 uit de universiteit Leuven voortgekomen Ubizen verkleint zijn belang in de Europese distributeur van netwerkproducten Risc Technologies aanzienlijk. Met de verkoop van de aandelen versterkt het bedrijf zijn kaspositie. Daarnaast concentreert het zich verder op zijn hoofdactiviteit: netwerkbeveiligingsdiensten leveren.
Gemma Frisius 2 invests in QMedit
30/07/2002 Gemma Frisius II, a new investment fund created by Fortis, the Dutch-Belgian banking combine, KBC and the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) and aimed at funding the university‚??s new spin-off initiatives, said it had invested ‚?¨ 750.000 in Qmedit, the recent merger of Bico and Emedit -both KUL spin-offs-, which focuses on the development of workflow software for the healthcare driven by clinical pathways.
Formation of L-Sec: Leuven Security Excellence Consortium
01/01/2002 L-SEC, of Leuven Security Excellence Consortium, werd opgericht in januari van dit jaar. Het is een samenwerkingsverband tussen een aantal onderzoeksgroepen van de K.U.Leuven en een reeks bedrijven die zich specialiseren in e-security, dus zowat alles wat met de bescherming van dataverkeer te maken heeft. We spraken met een aantal specialisten van de K.U.Leuven, die via hun onderzoekseenheid bij de nieuwe vzw betrokken zijn.