Security and Privacy Lunch

People interested in network security and privacy meet once a week over lunch break and watch videos related to security and privacy recorded at high-quality scientific conferences (IEEE Security and Privacy, ACM CCS, NDSS, NSDI, USENIX Security, ACM SIGCOMM, ...). After the presentation, there will likely be a short discussion and brainstorming related to the presentation. This is a great way to spend your lunch break and keep pace with cutting edge security and privacy research. Watching and talking about scientific presentations often leads to interesting new ideas, possibly laying the foundation for your future thesis topic.

Organizational Information

  • Contact: Markus Dahlmanns
  • ECTS Credits: none (but you can get a certificate)
  • Audience: Anyone interested in security and privacy
  • Language: English
  • Registration: Please subscribe to our mailing list


  • Date: bi-weekly on Wednesday, 12:30-13:15h (please follow the mailing list for announcements and last minute changes)
  • Place: via Zoom. Join our mailing list to receive the link
  • Brown bag seminar, please bring your own lunch
  • Suggestions for videos are very welcome, please contact Markus Dahlmanns


Walking Onions: Scaling Anonymity Networks while Protecting Users (Chelsea H. Komlo, Nick Mathewson, Ian Goldberg @ USENIX Security 2020)

Date Topic
2020-05-27 Prevailing Security Vulnerabilities in TrustZone-Assisted Trusted Execution Environments
SoK: Understanding the Prevailing Security Vulnerabilities in TrustZone-Assisted TEE Systems (David Cerdeira, Nuno Santos, Pedro Fonseca, Sandro Pinto @ IEEE S&P 2020)
2020-06-10 Examining the Patching-Behavior of Internet-connected Enterprise Hosts
Mind Your Own Business: A Longitudinal Study of Threats and Vulnerabilities in Enterprises (Platon Kotzias, Leyla Bilge, Pierre-Antoine Vervier, Juan Caballero @ NDSS 2019)
2020-06-24 A Tale of Sea and Sky: On the Security of Maritime VSAT Communications
A Tale of Sea and Sky: On the Security of Maritime VSAT Communications (James Pavur, Daniel Moser, Martin Strohmeier, Vincent Lenders, Ivan Martinovic @ IEEE S&P 2020)
2020-07-08 Real-World Analysis of IoT Devices in Home Networks
All Things Considered: An Analysis of IoT Devices on Home Networks (Deepak Kumar, Kelly Shen, Benton Case, Deepali Garg, Galina Alperovich, Dmitry Kuznetsov, Rajarshi Gupta, Zakir Durumeric @ USENIX Security 2019)
2020-07-22 Incentivizing Security Patches in the Consumer IoT
Establishing Economic Incentives for Security Patching of IoT Consumer Products (Philipp Morgner, Christoph Mai, Nicole Koschate-Fischer, Felix Freiling, Zinaida Benenson @ IEEE S&P 2020)
2020-08-05 Strengthening Onion Routing with Trusted Execution Environments
Enhancing Security and Privacy of Tor's Ecosystem by Using Trusted Execution Environments (Seongmin Kim, Juhyeng Han, Jaehyeong Ha, Taesoo Kim, Dongsu Han @ NSDI 2017)
2020-08-19 Privacy by Default? Not on your Phone
An Analysis of Pre-installed Android Software (Julien Gamba, Mohammed Rashed, Abbas Razaghpanah, Juan Tapiador, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez @ IEEE S&P 2020)
2020-09-02 Truly Keyless CDNs
Achieving Keyless CDNs with Conclaves (Stephen Herwig, Christina Garman, Dave Levin @ USENIX Security 2020)
2020-09-16 Android Permissions & an alternative Tor Design
See No Evil: Phishing for Permissions with False Transparency (G├╝liz Seray Tuncay, Jingyu Qian, Carl A. Gunter @ USENIX Security 2020)
Walking Onions: Scaling Anonymity Networks while Protecting Users (Chelsea H. Komlo, Nick Mathewson, Ian Goldberg @ USENIX Security 2020)
2020-09-30 Evaluating Security & Privacy Advices on the Web and Mistakes in Program Code
A Comprehensive Quality Evaluation of Security and Privacy Advice on the Web (Elissa M. Redmiles, Noel Warford, Amritha Jayanti, Aravind Koneru, Sean Kross, Miraida Morales, Rock Stevens, Michelle L. Mazurek @ USENIX Security 2020)
Understanding security mistakes developers make: Qualitative analysis from Build It, Break It, Fix It (Daniel Votipka, Kelsey R. Fulton, James Parker, Matthew Hou, Michelle L. Mazurek, Michael Hicks @ USENIX Security 2020)


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