Security and Privacy Lunch

People interested in network security and privacy meet regularly over lunch break and discuss very recent research related to security and privacy from high-quality scientific conferences (IEEE Security and Privacy, ACM CCS, NDSS, NSDI, USENIX Security, ACM SIGCOMM, ...). This is a great way to spend your lunch break and keep pace with cutting edge security and privacy research. Talking about scientific presentations often leads to interesting new ideas, possibly laying the foundation for your future thesis topic.

With most restrictions regarding the pandemic lifted, we return to bi-weekly sessions in our seminar room. Join our mailing list to receive updates.

Organizational Information

  • Contact: Johannes Lohm√∂ller
  • 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


  • Discussion Date: Thursdays, bi-weekly, 12:30 PM, starting Apr 28 2022
  • Place: COMSYS Seminar Room, Room 9007, Building E3
  • Suggestions for videos are very welcome, please contact Johannes Lohm√∂ller

If you want to peek into talks we target to watch during the session have a look at our previous schedule.

Preliminary Schedule


Date Topic
2022-04-28 Cybercrime Scene Reconstruction
C^2SR: Cybercrime Scene Reconstruction for Post-mortem Forensic Analysis (Yonghwi Kwon, Weihang Wang, Jinho Jung, Kyu Hyung Lee, Roberto Perdisci @ NDSS '21)

re-located to Ballroom (9220, top floor of building E3)

2022-05-12 The Impact of Client-Side Content Detection
An Evaluation of the Risks of Client-Side Scanning (Matthew Green, Vanessa Teague, Bruce Schneier, Alex Stamos, Carmela Troncoso @ RWC '22)
2022-05-26 (no session due to public holidays)
2022-06-09 Online Fraud in Payment and Voting
Doing good by fighting fraud: Ethical anti-fraud systems for mobile payments (Zainul Abi Din, Hari Venugopalan, Henry Lin, Adam Wushensky, Steven Liu, Samuel T. King @IEEE S&P '21)
2022-06-23 IoT Device Security Pitfalls
Open for hire: attack trends and misconfiguration pitfalls of IoT devices (Shreyas Srinivasa, Jens Myrup Pedersen, Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis @IMC '21)
2022-07-07 The Human Perspective on Data Breaches
"Now I'm a bit angry:" Individuals' Awareness, Perception, and Responses to Data Breaches that Affected Them (Peter Mayer, Yixin Zou, Florian Schaub, Adam J. Aviv @ USENIX Security '21)
2022-07-21 Defending against BGP Hijacking
ROV++: Improved Deployable Defense against BGP Hijacking (Reynaldo Morillo, Justin Furuness, Cameron Morris, James Breslin, Amir Herzberg, Bing Wang @ NDSS '21)
2022-08-04 Graph Learning in Software Security
SIGL: Securing Software Installations Through Deep Graph Learning (Xueyuan Han, Xiao Yu, Thomas Pasquier, Ding Li, Junghwan Rhee, James Mickens, Margo Seltzer, Haifeng Chen @ USENIX Security '21)
2022-08-18 Enabling Public Key Transparency in Messaging Systems
Merkle^2: A Low-Latency Transparency Log System (Yuncong Hu, Kian Hooshman, Harika Kalidhind, Seung Jin Yan, Raluca Ada Popa @ S&P '21)
2022-09-01 Secure Online Voting
Security Analysis of the Democracy Live Online Voting System (Michael Specter, J. Alex Halderman @ USENIX Security '21)
2022-09-15 Private Smart Contracts
ZeeStar: Private Smart Contracts by Homomorphic Encryption and Zero-knowledge Proofs (Samuel Steffen, Benjamin Bichsel, Roger Baumgartner, Martin Vechev @IEEE S&P '22)
2022-09-29 TLS in consumer IoT devices
IoTLS: understanding TLS usage in consumer IoT devices (Muhammad Talha Paracha, Daniel J. Dubois, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, David Choffnes @IMC '21)



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