Entries by Martina Wetzl-Piewald

Attacks on computer systems: TU Graz publishes Æpic Leak and SQUIP

International IT security research teams headed by Daniel Gruss of IAIK have released information on two new forms of cyberattack that exploit hardware. Reliable, bug-free computer hardware provides the foundation for secure software. Now, vulnerabilities on the hardware side are increasingly attracting the attention of hackers and developers alike, not least following the discovery of […]

Quantum Computers: Cryptographic Algorithm Bearing the Handwriting of TU Graz Becomes Standard

Extremely powerful computers of the future require alternative encryption and signature methods. In a six-year process, the US authority NIST has now elevated four post-quantum algorithms to standard status – one of these algorithms, the signature algorithm SPHINCS+, was developed by the SPHINCS+-team including Christian Rechberger of IAIK. To read the full article, please click […]

Best master’s thesis award for IAIK student Aikata

We are proud to announce that IAIK PhD-student Aikata has received the 1st prize in the category “best master’s thesis” for her work “Efficient Polynomial Arithmetic Architecture for Saber and Dilithium”. Aikata was awarded the prize from the TU Graz Forum Technology and Society 2022, which honours PhD- and master theses which have particular relevance […]

The dream of an internet without passwords

Large IT groups are working on making passwords obsolete. The technology for this already exists and is now to be brought into the cloud. Kleine Zeitung Kärnten spoke about the subject with IAIK senior scientist Arne Tauber. You can read the full article (in german) by clicking on the link on the right.

Daniel Gruß promoted to Associate Professor

We are delighted to announce that Daniel Gruß has successfully completed his tenure track and has now been promoted to be an associate professor as of 1st of June 2022. Daniel has been part of our institute since 2010 and become a popular lecturer and also a reknown researcher within his field. Along with his […]

Whom to trust? Stefan Mangard on Cybersecurity

“Cybersecurity is the basic prerequisite for the for the functioning of a networked society. The basis of cybersecurity is  confidentiality, availability, and integrity. How can I be sure that the data I get displayed is really trustworthy?” Read the whole interview of The Red Bulletin Innovator Steiermark with Stefan Mangard by clicking on the link […]

How to prove digital security

By now, we entrust almost our entire lives to the digital world. Be it on the mobile phone, on the computer, on the net. No wonder that security is playing an increasingly important role. IAIK has always been concerned with these issues. Stefan Mangard and Roderick Bloem spoke about provable security with Kleine Zeitung – […]

Russia’s access to international online networks on hold

Within days, the largest social networks in Russia lost their raison d’être, and the digital regulars’ tables emptied out. On the one hand, at the behest of the tech companies themselves, on the other, Russian authorities are visibly tightening digital censorship in the country. Russia is not only targeting popular services and digital news sites, […]

“Whoever says digital must also say security” – Interview with Stefan Mangard

“Even if cyber attacks are on the rise: Things are not as bad as some think. The world is still under the control of the good guys,” says Stefan Mangard, whose Institute for Applied Information Processing and Comunications is partly responsible for Graz’s excellent reputation as an international cybersecurity stronghold. The successes in uncovering hardware […]