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Decentralized Systems and Network Services Research Group
Institute of Telematics

Zirkel 2
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany

Tel.: +49 721 608-46351
Fax: +49 721 608-47763

The research group is part of the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (KASTEL).

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Decentralized Systems and Network Services Research Group

Under the term "Decentralized Systems and Network Services" we understand distributed and networked technical systems that span over more than one administrative domain. Hence, their operation depends on more than one party. Our research focuses on:

  • Blockchains, consensus and peer-to-peer networks
  • Network Security Monitoring
  • Secure and privacy-aware computing in partially trustworthy environments.
 

NEWS

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Nachklausur IT-Sicherheitsmanagement für vernetzte Systeme im SS 20

Die Nachklausur wird am 27.07. um 8:00 Uhr im Tulla-Hörsaal (Geb 11.40) stattfinden.

Die Anmeldung im CAS ist ab jetzt bis zum 20.07., 23:59 Uhr möglich. Eine Online-Abmeldung ist bis zum 26.07. um 23:59 Uhr möglich.

Für die Klausur sind keine Hilfsmittel (außer einem Wörterbuch) zugelassen. Sollten Sie ein Wörterbuch verwenden wollen, muss dieses beim Einlass von der Aufsicht überprüft werden.

Weitere Informationen zur Koordinierung des Einlasses und zur Beachtung des Infektionsschutzes werden rechtzeitig vor der Klausur an die Teilnehmer/-innen übermittelt.

 
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2020/06/19: 4th International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology (CBT 2020)

On September, 17th and 18th the 4th International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology" (CBT 2020) will take place, co-located with ESORICS 2020. Prof. Hartenstein will serve on the program commitee of the workshop. We encourage submissions related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology (see call for papers).

 
2020/06/11: Matrix Decomposition: Analysis of an Access Control Approach on Transaction-based DAGs without Finality vorgestellt auf der SACMAT 2020

At the 25th ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies, we presented our paper Matrix Decomposition: Analysis of an Access Control Approach on Transaction-based DAGs without Finality. In this paper, we decompose, abstract and analyze the access control approach of the Matrix middleware for decentralized applications, and show that Matrix can be seen as a Distributed Ledger Technology without strict Consensus. This has interesting consequences when compared to traditional access control approaches, which we discuss as well.

The talk was recorded, and will be publishde by SACMAT at a later date. The publication was also the topic of this blog post on Matrix.org, which covers the Matrix.org view on our findings.

 
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2020/04/06: Awarded Zeek Packages

The Zeek package contest honors extensions for the well-known network monitoring tool Zeek. In the Zeek Package Contest 2019, two extensions developed in the research group were recognized. The Emojifier won the category for Zeek 3.0 compatible extensions and the Intel-Limiter was awarded the second place in the main competition.