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How we build digital trust at EPFL, Switzerland

Welcome to CDIS' (Centre for Cyber Defence and Information Security) seminar, visited by Professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux.

Time: Tue 2023-06-13 11.15 - 12.00

Location: Lecture hall D3, KTH

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Over the last decades, nefarious activities over the Internet have dramatically increased. As a response to this challenge, five years ago we created the Center for Digital Trust ( C4DT has attracted around 15 partner organizations (companies, governmental agencies, NGO and start-ups), including armasuisse (the research and procurement branch of the Swiss military). C4DT fosters the launch of bilateral projects, organizes events, publishes policy-oriented reports on technical matters, adapts EPFL software to respond to partners’ expectations and provides continuing education courses. The talk will present the operating principles of the center.

We will also discuss how to reconcile the usage of foreign cloud service providers with respect to digital sovereignty.

Finally, we will say a few words about cybersecurity challenges faced by academic campuses.

The speaker will be available after the talk to discuss some of these items.

Short bio

Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux is the founder and academic director of the EPFL Center for Digital Trust (C4DT). For its whole duration (April 2018 - December 2021), he led the national Data Protection in Personalized Health (DPPH) project. From 2008 to 2019 he was one of the seven commissioners of the Swiss Federal Commission for Communications. He is a Fellow of both IEEE and ACM. Recent awards: three of his papers obtained distinctions at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, the flagship event on the topic (in 2015, 2018 and 2021). He is among the most cited researchers in privacy protection and in information security. He is a co-founder of Tune Insight SA.

About CDIS

Centre for Cyber Defence and Information Security