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.

Due to the current pandemic, we slightly changed our lunch's format into a more book club like style. We will bi-weekly announce research talks we find interesting to watch via our mailing list. Then, anyone interested can watch the video independent of other attendees. Subsequently, we will arrange a meeting where we would like to discuss the research presented in the talk with you. So, feel free to join our discussion!

Due to the current pandemic, we will hibernate the lunch, probably until we can do something in presence again. Join our mailing list to receive updates.

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


  • Discussion Date: Thursdays, bi-weekly, 1 PM, starting on Oct 29
  • Place: In the Zoom Cyberspace. Join our mailing list to receive the link
  • Suggestions for videos are very welcome, please contact Markus Dahlmanns

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


Date Topic
2020-10-29 TLS Meeting Government's Webpages
Accept the Risk and Continue: Measuring the Long Tail of Government https Adoption (Sudheesh Singanamalla, Esther Han Beol Jang, Richard Anderson, Tadayoshi Kohno, Kurtis Heimerl @ ACM IMC 2020)
2020-11-12 Blockchain-based Fair Exchange
OptiSwap: Fast Optimistic Fair Exchange (Lisa Eckey, Sebastian Faust, Benjamin Schlosser @ ASIA CCS 2020)
2020-11-26 Achieving 100Gbps Intrusion Prevention on a Single Server
Achieving 100Gbps Intrusion Prevention on a Single Server (Zhipeng Zhao, Hugo Sadok, Nirav Atre, James C. Hoe, Vyas Sekar, Justine Sherry @ USENIX OSDI 2020)


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