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12 August 2017
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey invites applications for the full-time and permanent post of Senior Lecturer/Reader in Secure Systems. We aim to attract outstanding candidates to the Secure Systems group who have a strong vision for research, an established international research profile, a passion for teaching, and who value collaborative research and working in a team. This is an exciting opportunity in a department that has an established reputation for delivering quality interdisciplinary and applied research based on strong foundations.

Research in the Secure Systems group falls into three main themes: trusted systems, privacy & authentication, and secure communications. We have particular strengths in applied cryptography, protocols, verification, and formal methods. We apply our research in the domains of automotive, rail, democracy, and future internet & 5G, and are keen to extend more broadly. The post-holder will enhance or complement current research strengths of the group.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience, and should have strong practical skills and experience. A track record of producing high quality outputs and attracting research funding is also required. The appointed candidate will be expected to play a leadership role and contribute to Departmental activities.

The Department of Computer Science embodies the ethos of “applying theory into practice” across its research and teaching activities. Surrey is recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by NCSC. The University has made substantial investments in the Secure Systems group, and this post is part of our strategic drive to strengthen and integrate our core safety and security activities within the Secure Systems group.

This is a full-time and permanent position. Salary 48,327-68,814 GBP. The post is available from January 2018 though there is flexibility in the start date.

Closing date for applications: 9 September 2017

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider, Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

University of Surrey

s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=061617

Intelligent Voice makes the world’s fastest speech to text software based in the heart of the financial district in London. Traditionally by leveraging GPGPU technology deployed on on-premise servers we have preserved privacy of customer data by placing it behind firewalls. The cloud offers an ideal opportunity for storing large volumes of data in a low-cost efficient way. However, the storage of sensitive data such as speech in plain text format on the cloud is not permitted in many industry sectors such as finance, health care etc. Hence speech data should be encrypted before storage on the cloud, and because it contains biometric identifiers it must remain encrypted. The challenge then is to search over large amounts of encrypted speech and return encrypted search results that can be decrypted by the user only.

Building on existing research within the company we seek a talented cyber security expert to assist with the challenge of merging privacy-preserving cloud technology with our speech recognition software. Knowledge of searchable and fully homomorphic encryption protocols is desired.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Applicants should have an excellent research track record demonstrated by publications at major cryptography/security venues, and should have significant experience in the design and deployment of cryptographic protocols.

To apply please send your CV (with publication list), a 1-page cover letter, and the names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

See for more information:

https://www.slideshare.net/cholletge/ppsp-icassp17v10-72961572

Closing date for applications: 15 September 2017

Contact: Dr. Neil Glackin

More information: http://www.intelligentvoice.com

10 August 2017
Job Posting Faculty positions Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty at the assistant and associate professor ranks to join its rapidly growing Mathematics Department in the School of Science and Technology. All areas of mathematics will be considered but preference will be given to applied mathematics and statistics (broadly interpreted).

Successful candidates should hold a PhD in mathematics, statistics or in a related field and have excellent English-language communication skills and experience with Western higher education. Applicants for associate professor positions should have considerable experience in supervising students at the graduate level, possess strong teaching skills and experience, and a demonstrated rank-appropriate research accomplishment and service. Applicants for assistant professor level should demonstrate a potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Position responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate level of courses (2-2 teaching load), supervision of graduate students, curricular and program development, ongoing engagement in professional and research activities, general program guidance and leadership, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

  • competitive compensation;
  • free housing based on family size and rank;
  • relocation allowance;
  • no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage;
  • educational allowance for children;
  • air tickets to home country, twice per year

Applicants should send a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to sst (at) nu.edu.kz. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than September 15, 2017. Successful appointments are expected to begin on January 1st, 2018.

Closing date for applications: 15 September 2017

More information: http://sst.nu.edu.kz

9 August 2017
School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) is one of six Schools within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong.

This position is expected to provide development, teaching and research within the Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology in the school.

For further information about this position, please contact the Head of School and Director of Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology, Professor Willy Susilo on + 61 2 4221 5535.

Closing date for applications: 9 September 2017

Contact: Professor Willy Susilo

More information: https://jobs.uow.edu.au/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=170477&tz=GMT%2B10%3A00

We are looking for outstanding PhD candidates and Post doctoral researchers working on topics related to cryptography and IT Security. Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):

- Secure cryptographic implementations

- Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography

- Distributed cryptography

- Blockchains and cryptocurrencies

The application should include a curriculum vitae, a short research statement, and names of 1 person (2 in case of PostDocs) that can provide reference about the applicant and her/his work. In case of PostDoc applications, the candidate shall be able to show solid expertise in cryptography/IT Security illustrated in form of publications at major crypto/security venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, CHES, FC, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, NDSS etc.

The positions are available immediately and paid according to the German public salary scale TVL-E13 or TVL-E14, depending on the candidate’s qualification. TU Darmstadt offers excellent working environment in the heart of the Rhein-Main area, and is one of the leading institutes for research on IT security with more than 200 researchers working on all aspects of cybersecurity.

Review of applications starts immediately until the positions are filled.

Closing date for applications: 5 October 2017

Contact: Prof. Sebastian Faust

Contact: sebastian.faust (at) gmail.com

Job Posting PhD and Post-Doc Position University of Lübeck, Germany
We are looking for highly motivated and qualified candidates to fill PhD or PostDoc positions for research in system security and applied cryptography. Specific topics include:

  • Side channel attacks and mitigations
  • System security for IoT, mobile and Cloud systems
  • Trusted computing and trusted execution environments
  • Applied cryptography
  • Secure microarchitectures

As ideal candidate, you are highly motivated, independent and able to perform creative and deep research. You have a degree in computer science, electronics or applied mathematics with strong interest in systems security, algorithms and machine learning. Prior experience in low-level programming, code analysis, cryptography and/or signal processing are an asset. Positions remain open until filled.

The brand-new Institute for IT Security at University of Luebeck offers excellent research conditions, close to the most gorgeous beaches of the Baltic sea. We offer a competitive salary and an international cutting-edge research team in an attractive working environment.

Please provide a resume, transcripts, a motivational statement and contact information of at least two references.

Closing date for applications: 28 August 2017

Contact: Thomas Eisenbarth thomas.eisenbarth (at) uni-luebeck.de

More information: https://www.its.uni-luebeck.de/en/jobs.html

8 August 2017
Job Posting Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Wollongong, Australia
The Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology at the University of Wollongong (UOW) is seeking for an excellent postdoctoral research fellow (associate research fellow) for 3 years position.

This position will conduct research in the project of “Internet of Things and Blockchain Security”. It is expected that you will be research active in the area of cyber security, and are equipped with sufficient experience in publishing research outcomes in the top forums.

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description available at the link below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

 

For further information about this position, please contact Head of School and the Director of Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology, Professor Willy Susilo on +61 2 4221 5535 or wsusilo at uow dot edu dot au

Closing date for applications: 14 September 2017

Contact: Professor Willy Susilo

More information: https://jobs.uow.edu.au/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=170831&tz=GMT%2B10%3A00

7 August 2017
Job Posting PhD scholarship Monash University (Faculty of Information Technology), Melbourne, Australia
There are multiple 3-year (maximum 3.5 years) PhD scholarships (A$26k-36k per annual, tax free) in cyber security at the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University (Clayton Campus), Melbourne. Australia.

Candidates must have good English (e.g. IELTS 6.5 with all bands at least 6.0) PLUS an excellent background in at least one of the following areas:

- Applied Cryptography

- Database

- Blockchain

Applicants please send your CV AND publication record to Joseph Liu at joseph.liu(at)monash.edu

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Joseph Liu

More information: http://users.monash.edu.au/~kailiu/

Job Posting Research Fellow in post-quantum cryptography and/or Blockchain Monash University (Faculty of Information Technology), Melbourne, Australia
We are looking for research fellows (2 positions) to work on post-quantum cryptography and blockchain. The positions are 3-year contract, with salary ranging from A$84,338 to A$113,166 before tax.

Applicants should have a PhD and strong background in applied cryptography, especially in post-quantum cryptography. Knowledge in blockchain is an advantage. Applicants with very strong background in blockchain only will also be considered.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a research statement to Joseph Liu at joseph.liu(at)monash.edu

Selection of applications will start immediately.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Joseph Liu

6 August 2017
Job Posting Security Expert NXP Semiconductors
NXP is hiring 13 security experts in various domains (security architecture, vulnerability analysis, innovation, evaluation & certification, assessment, business development, ...) in various locations, such as Gratkorn, Hamburg, Glasgow, Eindhoven, Mougins, San Jose, San Diego, Austin or Shanghai.

Please go to https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers and browse through the various positions which you find under keyword ‘security’.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Marc Joye, NXP Fellow

More information: https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/

Job Posting Research Fellow in Cyber Security National University of Singapore, Singapore
“NUS-Singtel Cyber Security R&D Lab” (http://nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg/) is a 5 years joint project with about SGD 43 mil (approximately USD 31 mil) of funds contributed by Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), National University of Singapore (NUS), and National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. The R&D Lab will conduct research in four broad areas of cyber security having strategic relevance to Singtel’s business: (1) Predictive Security Analytics; (2) Network, Data and Cloud Security; (3) Internet-of-Things and Industrial Control Systems; (4) Future-Ready Cyber Security Systems.

NUS currently has two research fellow positions with competitive pay and available to (fresh) PhD graduates in computer science/engineering from Singapore or overseas.

Position 1: To conduct R&D work in cloud and data security. Design and implement secure cloud computing services, including practical privacy-preserving computation (e.g. for healthcare and finance related use cases) in a cloud environment. Topics like practical partially homomorphic encryption or practical secure multi-party computation are within our key focus.

Position 2: To conduct R&D work in key management, authentication, and trusted computing, using cryptography and secure hardware (e.g. Intel SGX, TPM, PUF).

Applicants should have strong background in applied cryptography or trusted computing. Applicants are also expected to be self-motivated and good team players. To apply for any of the above positions, please send a copy of your recent CV to comxj (at) nus.edu.sg with an email subject “Application for RF”.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: comxj (at) nus.edu.sg

More information: http://nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg

4 August 2017
The faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology is seeking applicants for a tenured Professorship in Information Security.

We are looking for a scientifically excellent candidate who will represent the field Information Security in research and teaching. The successful candidate will complement existing strengths at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK) and be an engaged teacher in the Computer Science programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD level. Graz University of Technology offers excellent possibilities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the university and with other universities.

TU Graz is committed to increase the number of female employees, especially in executive and research positions. We therefore explicitly encourage qualified women to apply. Preference is given to female applicants with equivalent qualifications until the balanced proportion between men and women is achieved. We explicitly invite qualified applicants with disabilities to apply.

Candidates should submit an application by 31 October 2017. For details, refer to https://www.tugraz.at/go/professorships-vacancies/.

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2017

Contact: Stefan Mangard, Stefan.Mangard (at) iaik.tugraz.at

More information: https://www.tugraz.at/go/professorships-vacancies/

We are looking for Post-Docs to work on theory, implementation and applications of MPC. We are looking for different individuals to contribute to each of these three areas. The positions are multi-year, and you will be working in a vibrant group working on trying to make MPC a reality; with strong links with both other research groups, and industrial applications.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Nigel Smart

More information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=5521&nPostingTargetID=25254

Job Posting Cryptographic Architect CipherCloud Inc, San Jose
Job Description

Cryptography Architect will lead and contribute to our core technology. This senior engineering position requires demonstrated capabilities in cryptography, encryption, programming, and the associated computational sciences, while also serving the role of cryptography lead for the product teams. The position also requires leading associated research and patent activities and staging of foundational cryptographic technologies for security products.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• MS or PhD with at least few credits in advanced cryptography, mathematics and computer science combined with at least 2 years of software development experience in a related discipline is required

• In-depth hands-on implementation experience of at least few cryptography algorithms from scratch is required

• A very good understanding of symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography, key management techniques, PKI, SSL, X.509 Certificates and all the related technologies is needed

• Strong theoretical bend and academic connections is a plus

• Understanding of latest cryptographic techniques such as as Homomorphic and Split Key Encryption, Function and Format preserving Encryption techniques is a big plus

• Experience with various character sets and character encoding techniques is required

• Hands-on programming experience in C or Java. Java development experience is a plus

• Entrepreneurial drive and work ethic, self-motivated, results oriented and demonstrated ability to add value and succeed in a fast paced environment.

• Team player with strong communications and writing skills.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2017

Contact: Harshiika Upadhyay Sahu

Mananger - Recruitment

husahu (at) ciphercloud.com

More information: https://ciphercloud.com/

3 August 2017
Job Posting Crypto and security Hardware engineer STMicroelectonics, Rousset, France (close to Aix-en-Provence)

ST\"\'\"s Advanced System Technology security R&D team is looking for a crypto and security hardware engineer.

As a member of an R&D team supporting product groups throughout ST making integrated circuits for a very broad spectrum of end-applications, your mission will be to

  • Deploy security expertise and help ST product divisions shape the right security solutions for their products (ICs)
  • Develop hardware security IPs

  • Stay on top of security needs and state-of-the-art evolution, anticipating/identifying, developing or making available the security competences, IPs or partners that will be needed by the Company 3-5 years down the road>/il>

The candidate should have

  • A solid cryptography, mathematics and statistics theoretical background
  • Hardware design (VHDL/Verilog, ASIC, FPGA, etc.) skills
  • Teamwork, networking, customer-orientation & communication skills
  • Motivation for bridging research outcomes and product design

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2017

Contact: Bernard Kasser

2 August 2017

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant position in the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London, to work in the area of post-quantum cryptography The goal of this industry-funded two-year project is to investigate and propose novel methods and techniques for hardware implementation of popular and promising post-quantum cryptographic schemes.

The post is based at Royal Holloway’s main campus in Egham, Surrey, within commuting distance from London. The successful applicant will work with Prof Carlos Cid, Dr Martin Albrecht and other members of the ISG, in the research of efficient and secure hardware implementations of post-quantum cryptographic schemes. The researcher will consider the specific mathematical structure and features of these schemes, and will investigate the most suitable algorithmic and parameter choices for FPGA implementations. Moreover, potential trade-offs involving implementation costs, speed and scalability will be evaluated, considering for example the deployment in particular environments.

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in a relevant subject and strong background and experience in FPGA implementation, ideally of cryptographic algorithms. The post will last for two years and the ideal candidate should be able to start on or near the 1st of October 2017.

Established in 1990, the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway was one of the first dedicated academic groups in the world to conduct research and teaching in information security. The ISG is today a world-leading interdisciplinary research group with 20 full-time members of staff, 10 post-doctoral research assistants and over 50 PhD students working on a range of subjects in cyber security, in particular cryptography.

Closing date for applications: 3 September 2017

Contact: Carlos Cid (carlos.cid (at) rhul.ac.uk), Martin Albrecht (martin.albrecht (at) rhul.ac.uk)

More information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0817-306

Job Posting Vice President - Cryptography DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

As a Vice President of Cryptography, you will:

- Spearhead the creation of new crypto algorithms to protect our clients, our company and our Secure Communication Suite

- Anticipate threats and client needs to develop algorithms that solve the cyber security problems of the future.

- Lead, develop and inspire a team of research scientists to consistently produce high-quality results

- Have the freedom to develop and prove crypto algorithms in-house for a cyber security leader in a dynamic region

Essential Requirements -

- PhD in Related Security field Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, IT, Computer Science

- Minimum 5-8 years of experience managing cryptography teams in a university research or corporate setting

- Experience in overseeing the development of cryptographic algorithms for enterprise-grade cyber security products in mobile, cloud and web

- Ability to set clear, deliverable goals and to motivate and inspire teams to accomplish them

- Deep understanding and experience with symmetric, asymmetric and post-quantum cryptography

- Tenacity, accountability and commitment to anticipate problems and deliver new solutions

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=748951

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Talent Acquisition Team at DarkMatter

Job Posting Crypto Developer DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

As a Crypto Developer, you will:

- Work closely with the secure communications team and other teams in the organization to design end-to-end secure communication protocols using state-of-the art and customized cryptographic algorithms and primitives

- Design, implement and deploy customized cryptographic algorithms covering symmetric and asymmetric key crypto, covering but not limited to: key exchange algorithms, digital signature schemes, symmetric and asymmetric block and stream ciphers, Key Generation Functions.

- Implement cryptographic protocols and parameters and their integration within DarkMatter products

- Conduct research and development in emerging areas such as quantum-based cryptography and homomorphic encryption

- Develop and update methods for efficient handling of cryptic processes

Essential Requirements:

- PhD or Master’s degree in Related Security field Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, IT, Computer Science

- Five to eight years of specialized experience in the following areas: Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, End-to-end secure protocols design, PKI Management, Application Security, etc

- Extensive experience in Data Protection, Cryptography and Application Security Management

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=761240

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Talent Acquisition Team @ DarkMatter

Job Posting Hardware Security Researcher DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

About the Job

You will be responsible for research and analysis of new system attacks/threats, zero-day vulnerability discovery and, where appropriate, provide valuable research findings with vendors, bug bounty programs or publish them on our GitHub / website or through our publications, conference talks and white papers. This research also feeds into DarkMatter’s own product development, as well as the services and solutions we provide across the entire cyber security value chain.

About you

The ideal candidate will be passionate about security, vulnerabilities, and exploits. You possess the aptitude to analyze, find and exploit vulnerabilities, researching exploit techniques and mitigations, and build systems / tools to streamline reverse engineering analysis tasks. You are expected to be an expert in any one of the following domains: failure analysis, hardware reverse engineering, micro-probing, circuit editing.

Essential requirements:

- PhD or a Master\'s degree in Physics, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or equivalent

- 5+ years of experience in Hardware Security Research or Semiconductor Failure Analysis

- Deep understanding of various hardware security vulnerabilities and threats, reverse engineering, circuit editing, and exploitation of test features

- Research experience in failure analysis and/or security products (access controls, application security, data security, anti-tampering mechanisms)

- Strong foundations in semiconductors, computer architecture and embedded systems

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=754026

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Talent Acquisition

Job Posting Embedded Security Researcher DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
About us

Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

About the Job

You will be responsible for research and analysis of new system attacks/threats, zero-day vulnerability discovery and, where appropriate, provide valuable research findings with vendors, bug bounty programs or publish them on our GitHub / website or through our publications, conference talks and white papers. This research also feeds into DarkMatter’s own product development, as well as the services and solutions we provide across the entire cyber security value chain.

About you

The ideal candidate will be passionate about security, vulnerabilities, and exploits.

You possess the aptitude to analyze, find and exploit vulnerabilities, researching exploit techniques and mitigations, and build systems / tools to streamline reverse engineering analysis tasks. You are expected to be an expert in the wide field of hardware security, in particular in any one of the following domains: side-channel analysis (DPA/DEMA/cache-timing), glitching (voltage/clock), fault injection (laser/EM), hardware reverse engineering, chip-off forensics, micro-probing.

Essential requirements:

- PhD or a Master\'s degree in Physics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

- 5+ years of experience in Security Research.

- Deep understanding of various Embedded / hardware security vulnerabilities and threats, reverse engineering and exploitation of test features.

- Research experience in security products (vulnerability detection, side-channel and fault countermeasures, etc.)

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=749972

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Talent Acquisition

28 July 2017
Job Posting PhD interns on cyber-physical system security Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. Cyber security is one of its most important areas and grows very fast with rich research funding. SUTD is the proud host of world-class testbeds in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT.

I am looking for PhD interns on cyber-physical system security (IoT, autonomous vehicle, power grid, and water treatment etc.), especially on the topics such as 1) Lightweight and low-latency crypto algorithms for CPS devices, 2) Resilient authentication of devices and data in CPS, 3) Advanced SCADA firewall to filter more sophisticated attacking packets in CPS, 4) Big data based threat analytics for detection of both known and unknown threats, 5) Attack mitigation to increase the resilience of CPS. The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2017

Contact: Jianying Zhou

More information: http://jianying.space/

25 July 2017
Job Posting Postdoctoral researcher in Cryptography Intelligent Voice Ltd, London City, UK
In the framework of a H2020 program of the European Commission, Intelligent Voice Ltd is receiving financial support to hire a postdoctoral researcher for one year on the following topic :

The cloud offers an ideal opportunity for storing large volumes of data. However, the storage of sensitive data such as speech in plain text format on the cloud is not permitted in many industry sectors such as finance, health care etc. Hence speech data should be encrypted before storage on the cloud, and because it contains biometric identifiers it must remain encrypted. The challenge then is to search over large amounts of encrypted speech and return encrypted search results that can be decrypted by the user only. Intelligent Voice are providers of the world\'s fastest speech to text engine, and we are looking for a talented researcher in semantic security and searchable encryption to join our research team. This post builds on existing research within Intelligent Voice on Searchable and Homomorphic cryptographic protocols for speech processing.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Applicants should have an excellent research track record demonstrated by publications at major cryptography/security venues, and should have significant experience in the design and deployment of cryptographic protocols.

To apply please send your CV (with publication list), a 1-page cover letter, and the names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2017

Contact: Gérard Chollet, Head of Research, Intelligent Voice Ltd

St Clare House, 30-33 Minories, London EC3N 1BP

gerard.chollet(at)intelligentvoice.com

Phone: +44 20 3627 2670

More information: http://www.intelligentvoice.com/

Job Posting Ph.D. student in Cryptographic Engineering University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
This is an urgent call for interested applicants. A funded Ph.D. student position is available starting January 2018 (all documents submitted by Sep. 15th, 2017) to work on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering in the CSE department at USF.

USF is an R1 university and among the leading institutions in Florida. We are looking for motivated, talented, and hardworking applicants who have background and are interested in working on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering with emphasis on:

- Cryptographic hardware systems

- Side-channel attacks, particularly fault and power analysis attacks

The required expertise includes:

- Masters (or Bachelors with outstanding background) in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid background in digital design, VLSI, computer arithmetic, and ASIC/FPGA implementations

- Solid HDL expertise

- Outstanding English (if English tests are taken) to be eligible for department funding

- Motivation to work beyond the expectations from an average Ph.D. student and publish in top tier venues

Please closely observe the admission requirement details here before emailing:

http://www.usf.edu/engineering/cse/graduate/phd-program.aspx

Please send me your updated CV (including list of publications, language test marks, and references), transcripts for B.Sc. (and/or M.Sc.), and a statement of interest at mmozaff (at) gmail.com as soon as possible.

NOTE: At this time, I consider only the applicants who have already taken TOEFL/IELTS and GRE exams with excellent marks (application deadline: Sep. 15th, 2017). The successful candidate will be asked to apply formally very soon to the USF CSE department, so all the material has to be ready.

Closing date for applications: 15 September 2017

Contact: Prof. Mehran Mozaffari-Kermani

Assistant Professor, CSE @ USF

21 July 2017
Job Posting Research Associate (postdoc) Newcastle University, UK
Applications are invited for a Research Associate (postdoc) position.

You will work on the project “Practical Data-intensive Secure Computation: a Data Structural Approach”. This is a project funded by the EPSRC. The aim of the project is to investigate how data structures can be used as an efficiency and scalability booster in the context of secure computation. The project has a particular emphasis on putting theory into practice. The project will investigate both data structures and cryptography.

You will design novel cryptographic data structures and associated protocols for efficient secure computation, as well as apply them in domains such as cloud computing and data mining in order to solve real-world security/privacy problems. Other responsibilities include: writing papers, presenting work at international conferences, and contributing to an open source software package. There will be opportunities to collaborate with industrial research labs and other leading universities.

The candidate must have:

* a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area;

* a strong background in cryptography/security;

* good programming skills (C++/Java, parallel/GPU computing experience is a plus).

* good communication and time management skills.

Experience/knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be desirable but not essential: computer networks, operating systems, databases, statistics and data mining.

The post is available from January 2018, fixed term for 2 years and is full time. The post is based in the Security & Resilient Systems (SRS) Group within the School of Computing Science. The School is one of the Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) in the UK. In the latest 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, the School ranked 9th overall and 1st for Research Impact among computer science departments in the UK.

Closing date for applications: 16 August 2017

Contact: Dr Changyu Dong (changyu.dong AT ncl.ac.uk)

More information: http://bit.ly/2tG6XJr

15 July 2017
Job Posting Ph.D. students Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university established in collaboration with MIT. Security is one of its major focuses. SUTD hosts the iTrust centre for research in cyber security (https://itrust.sutd.edu.sg/) and world-class testbeds in cyber-physical systems.

I am looking for highly motivated PhD students who are interested in conducting research in at least one of the following fields:

- network and systems security (Internet security, SSL/TLS, PKI, SDN, ...)

- FinTech security (blockchain, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, ...)

- security of cyber-physical systems (IoT, critical infrastructures, ...)

Candidates should have an excellent background (BSc/MSc degree) in computer science (or related), ability to work on inter-disciplinary research projects, good design and programming skills, and a strong interest in at least one of the listed fields.

The positions are fully funded up to 4 years with a very competitive scholarship. More information about the PhD program is available at https://istd.sutd.edu.sg/phd/phd-overview/.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a research statement to Pawel Szalachowski psz (at) inf.ethz.ch

Closing date for applications: 15 September 2017

We invite applications for a three year, funded PhD degree in the area of Cyber Security.

Suggested research topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Internet of Things Security
  • Human Aspects of Security
  • Ransomware
  • Tools for Vulnerability Analysis

Applicants should be a UK or EU national. Applicants should have a 2:1 in an undergraduate degree as a minimum. Masters or equivalent professional or research experience with computer security, computer networks or interdisciplinary collaboration is an advantage. Successful applicants will be supervised within the Security Research Group.

Closing date for applications: 21 July 2017

Contact: Budi Arief, b.arief (at) kent.ac.uk

More information: https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/research/studyingforaphd/phd-cyber-2017.html

11 July 2017
Job Posting Two Postdoc Positions Graz University of Technology
The secure systems group at Graz University of Technology is analyzing the security of IoT devices and researching algorithms, architectures, tools and design methods for securing such devices. The focus of the research is on side-channel attacks (from hardware fault attacks to cache attacks in the cloud) and corresponding countermeasures.

In order to extend our interdisciplinary team we are looking for two postdoctoral researchers with experience/interest in at least one of the following fields:

  • Side Channels
  • Operating system security
  • Software isolation techniques
  • Cryptography
  • Formal methods
  • Code analysis and compilers

As a postdoctoral researcher in our team you will have the opportunity to conduct ERC-funded basic research as well as to work on applied topics with one of our many industry partners. We offer a vibrant working environment that in total comprises more than 60 researchers in the area of information security at Graz University of Technology.

The position is for at least one year.

In case you are interested in joining our team, please apply by submitting your application at https://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/about_iaik/jobs/vacant_jobs/.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of motivation, a transcript of records as well as names and email addresses of two persons that can provide references. We are looking forward to your application.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2017

Contact: Stefan Mangard, Stefan.Mangard (at) iaik.tugraz.at

More information: https://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/about_iaik/jobs/vacant_jobs/

Job Posting Security Research Scientist Visa Research, Palo Alto, California, USA
The security research team at Visa Research has openings for research scientists at all levels with expertise in areas such as, cryptography and cryptanalysis, user and data security/privacy, payments and cryptocurrencies, and distributed systems/cloud computing security. For more information about our team visit our website:  http://research.visa.com/

Interested candidates should kindly email their CV to research (at) visa (dot) com with the subject line Security Research Position.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Job Posting 5 Ph.D. students, scholarships RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Recently, there has been significant growth in research devoted to cyber security. Novel methods of artificial intelligence, data mining, and machine learning have to be developed and employed for creating effective security solutions.

We offer five Ph.D. scholarships to support Ph.D. students to work on projects aiming to explore the novel methods of artificial intelligence, data mining and machine learning for the applications in defending cyber security. The successful candidates are expected to submit their Ph.D. thesis based on the research.

Candidates should have

- a Bachelor degree with Honours (BSc Hons) in computer science with good programming skills; or a Masters degree in computing, information technology or related discipline,

- good English (e.g., IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 90),

- knowledge of cryptographic protocols, data mining or machine learning algorithms, and cloud computing architecture. Publications in cyber security and privacy will be regarded as an additional merit.

Please send your CV and publication record to andrei.kelarev (at) rmit.edu.au.

Please include \"PhD scholarship\" in the subject of email.

Closing date for applications: 15 September 2017

Contact: Dr. Andrei Kelarev

School of Science, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia

andrei.kelarev (at) rmit.edu.au

More information: https://www.rmit.edu.au/

4 July 2017
Job Posting Post-Doc University of Tartu, Estonia
The cryptography group at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu seeks a postdoctoral researcher. The position will be supporting an EU H2020 project on mix-nets (PANORAMIX) for applications like electronic voting, secure messaging, and statistics gathering. The postdoctoral researcher should have a strong track record in cryptography, and in particular in the design of efficient zero-knowledge proofs and/or e-voting and mix-nets, although all strong candidates will be given a consideration.

The successful candidate will help to design and evaluate cryptographically secure mix-nets and perform other research duties to help with the project, coordinate and advise partners on implementing research prototypes (the candidate may or may not participate in implementing) and ensure the smooth administration of the project including the timely delivery of research output. We expect the candidate to be able to develop and devote significant time to their own research agenda around the theme of the project.

The EU H2020 project PANORAMIX requires travel to and collaboration with colleagues throughout the European Union. Full travel and equipment budget is available to support the activities of the project.

For any inquiries or to apply for the positions, submit a full research curriculum vitae (cv), names of two references, and a research statement to Prof Helger Lipmaa clearly indicating the position sought.

The call for expressions of interest will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed. However, the project will finish on September 1, 2018, so early applications are encouraged. In the case of interest, the candidates may later seek further employment but this is not necessarily guaranteed.

Closing date for applications: 1 November 2017

Contact: Helger Lipmaa

Research Professor

firstname.lastname (at) ut.ee

More information: http://crypto.cs.ut.ee/Projects/Panoramix

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