Karl Koch

BSc

Cryptology & Privacy, Research Staff

Karl is a project assistant at IAIK, doing his Master at TU Graz with the focus on IT Security, and is part of the capture-the-flag (CTF) team LosFuzzys. Currently, Karl is mainly working on the performance evaluation of building blocks for secure multi-party computation (MPC).

Dig Deeper to Jump Higher is one of Karl's maxims.

Karl Koch

Research

Interests

  • Security & privacy in the cloud
    → search
    → data sharing
    → computation

  • Secure & private messaging

  • Web-application & mobile security

  • Organizational/Team Culture & Servant Leadership; such as the research/work from Simon Sinek

    “Imagine a world in which the vast majority of us wake up inspired, feel safe at work and return home fulfilled at the end of the day.” – Simon

    → Currently I’m not actively researching in this field, but let me know if you are also interested in this topic 🙂

  • Mind-Body Connection; such as the research/work from Joe Dispenza;
    especially the connection to Corporate Training, which aims to support organizations in thriving towards their vision
    → Currently I’m not researching in this field, but let me know if you are also interested in this topic 🙃

Activities

  • Since May 2019 → Contributing to the EU-project Safe-DEED, which focuses, among other things, on MPC.
  • January 2019 to April 2019 → Erasmus+ traineeship, as part of my Master’s thesis, at the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography group (COSIC) at KU Leuven, Belgium. Focus on creating a benchmark framework for the MPC-engine SCALE-MAMBA.
  • November 2016 to October 2018 → Contributed to the EU-project CREDENTIAL, which focused on privacy-preserving identity and data management.

Teaching

Current

At the moment I’m not involved in teaching; this may change. Stay Tuned (;

Previous

  • Winter term 2018/19 -> SPRING 18 aka. Security & Privacy in Modern Web Services aka. Selected Topics IT Security 2
    • Co-organizing and co-lecturing
  • Winter term 2017/18 -> SPRING 17 aka. Security & Privacy in Modern Web Services aka. Selected Topics IT Security 2
    • Co-organizing and co-lecturing
  • 2018-01-12 -> Guest lecture in Information Security, former Introduction to Information Security
    • Introduction to web-application security (mainly user input, XSS, CSRF, SQLi, and CTFing)
  • 2016-01-22 -> Guest lecture in Security Aspects in Software Development
    • Introduction to the padding-oracle attack on plain AES-CBC

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