New FWF special research programme "SPyCoDe" launched

The special research programme "SPyCoDe" aims at creating the technological foundations to realise the “security and privacy by design” principle. Johanna Ullrich (Research Group: Security & Privacy) part in this team, which connects a total of five domestic institutions, is conducting research on the topic of "Secure operation of blockchains in the event of protocol changes".

“SPyCoDe” special research programme 

Security and privacy are human rights which should hold in the digital society, too. The “security and privacy by design” principle, advocated in the new European GDPR, dictates that data protection should already be embedded in the early design phase of IT infrastructures. Unfortunately, state-of-the-art technologies are inadequate to realise this principle, as witnessed by the number of attacks and breaches. Without security and privacy, large-scale digitalisation is simply not possible. For all these reasons, security and privacy is a research field with extraordinary technological, societal, and economic impact.

The “SPyCoDe” special research programme aims at creating the technological foundations to realise the “security and privacy by design” principle, offering companies methods and tools to build large-scale, complex systems that are secure and privacy-preserving by construction, based on the safe composition of their components. This research crosscuts computer science, combining breakthroughs in logics, system security, and cryptography.

Coordination: Matteo Maffei, Vienna University of Technology
Research network: Vienna University of Technology (Elena Andreeva, Georg Fuchsbauer, Laura Kovacs, Martina Lindorfer, Matteo Maffei), Graz University of Technology (Roderick Bloem, Maria Eichlseder, Daniel Gruss, Stefan Mangard), Institute of Science and Technology Austria, ISTA (Thomas A. Henzinger, Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogia, Krzysztof Pietrzak), Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt (Elisabeth Oswald), and University of Vienna (Johanna Ullrich)
Funding: €4.4 million over four years

(taken from: https://www.fwf.ac.at/de/news-presse/news/nachricht/nid/20220120-0)

 

Johanna Ullrich is a team member of our Research Group Security & Privacy (SEC) which is headed by Prof. Edgar Weippl.

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