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21 June 2018
Job Posting Ph.D. student in Quantum Cryptanalysis University of Amsterdam / Leiden University / Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)<br>
The aim of the PhD project is to carry out quantum cryptanalysis of the most promising schemes in the NIST competition for post-quantum cryptography. The objective ranges from identifying potential vulnerabilities in the design to possibly discovering complete breaks, but also considers the question of finding the right choice of parameters for schemes that (seem to) withstand quantum attacks.

Supervision will be shared between QuSoft and Mathematisch Instituut (MI) Leiden, with Christian Schaffner (University of Amsterdam / QuSoft) and Peter Stevenhagen (MI Leiden) as main supervisors and Serge Fehr (CWI / MI Leiden / QuSoft) and Peter Bruin (MI Leiden) as co-supervisors.

You should hold a Master\'s degree (or expect to obtain this by the end of the academic year 2017/18) in computer science, mathematics or physics, with excellent grades and outstanding results, or a comparable degree.

Furthermore you should also possess:

  • a strong background in cryptography, quantum algorithms and/or mathematics (relevant to post-quantum cryptography);

  • demonstrated research abilities, e.g. by completion of an (undergraduate) research project;

  • good academic writing and presentation skills;

  • good social and organisational skills;

  • full professional proficiency in spoken and written English.

See the link below for further information and for the application procedure.

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2018

Contact: Dr Christian Schaffner (c.schaffner (at) uva.nl)

More information: http://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2018/06/18-371-phd-candidate-in-quantum-cryptanalysis.html

Job Posting Senior Research Software Design Engineer Microsoft Research, Redmond WA, USA
Description available at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/391591/SENIOR-RSDE

Closing date for applications: 1 August 2018

Contact: Kristin Lauter

Email: klauter (at) microsoft.com

The Institute for IT Security at the University of Lübeck invites applications for an open position as

Professor for Secure Software Systems (W2)

As future holder of the position, you should bring a proven scientific track record in IT Security, especially in at least one of the following areas:

  • Security of Complex and Networked Software Systems
  • Anonymity and Privacy
  • Operating Systems Security
  • Computer Forensics

You bring along a high potential for strengthening the profile of the new Institute for IT Security through research work, project management, and the acquisition of third party funds in the field of IT Security.

Your teaching tasks include participation in the courses of the degree programs of the Department of Computer Science/Engineering, especially in the new Bachelor’s and Master’s program in IT Security.

University of Lübeck offers excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation in the key areas of Computer Science, Medical Engineering, Robotics, e-Government, Data Science, as well as the Life Sciences and Medicine. In addition, the university supports activities in technology transfer.

For a detailed description of the position as well as necessary templates and further information on the application process, please visit the link below.

Closing date for applications: 18 July 2018

Contact: Susanne Markmann,

Büro der MINT-Sektionen

Email: mint.buero (at) uni-luebeck.de

More information: https://www.uni-luebeck.de/structure/sektionen/sektionen-mint/berufungsverfahren-stellen.html

Applications are invited for two full-time Pre-doc positions in the Security in Information Technology (SIT) Research Group at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner.

We are looking for candidates interested in working at the intersection of privacy engineering, and applied cryptography. This project addresses two central challenges in the provision of cloud services: (1) client privacy, and (2) verifiable metering and billing. For challenge (1), we design and develop anonymous communication mechanisms for the cloud. For challenge (2), we build techniques for service verification and design an infrastructure for verifiable metering and billing, enabling clients to verify in real-time their service consumption and corresponding charges. By solving and combining both challenges we obtain privacy-preserving verifiable metering and billing. Further details on the project can be found here.

The vacancy is within the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING, funded by DFG, the German Research Foundation. Collaborative Research Centers are institutions funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and are established at universities to pursue a scientifically ambitious, complex, longterm research program. The goal of the center CROSSING is to provide cryptography-based security solutions enabling trust in new and next generation computing environments. For more information about CROSSING please visit www.crossing.tu-darmstadt.de.

As part of its research program CROSSING will develop an opensource software called OpenCCE which will allow users to deploy the developed solutions in a secure and easy way.

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2018

Contact: Applicants are kindly requested to send their applications to staff-sit (at) crisp-da.de with the subject “Funded PhD position in CRC CROSSING” and a single pdf (< 10MB).

More information: https://www.sit.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

18 June 2018
Job Posting Post-doc Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Applications are invited for a one-year Post-Doc position in the Quality and Computer Security Research Lab and the Algorithmic Group of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

The successful applicant will work on the analysis and design of searchable encryption schemes and on data structures enabling efficient search operations on encrypted data.

Candidates shall hold a PhD degree in Computer Science or related field, should have experience in the research field of the position and should be fluent in English.

Applications must include:

- A Curriculum Vitae

- A motivation letter

- The list of publications and a copy of three selected publications

- The copies of diplomas and certificates

- Two (or more) reference letters

- The date from which the applicant will be available

Applications must be sent to olivier.markowitch (at) ulb.ac.be and stefan.langerman (at) ulb.ac.be

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2018

Contact: Olivier Markowitch, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Computer Science Department, olivier.markowitch (at) ulb.ac.be

More information: https://qualsec.ulb.ac.be/about-2/post-doc-position/

Job Posting Post-doc (RA) University of Luxembourg
The successful candidate will join the APSIA group led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan. The candidate will be part of the Eureopean H2020 project “FutureTPM”, and will conduct research on the design and analysis of quantum-safe Trusted Platform Modules (TPM). The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan and Dr. Alfredo Rial. The candidate’s tasks include the following:

Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics:

Develop and analyse quantum-safe algorithms and protocols.

Explore the incorporation of quantum-safe algorithms in a TPM architecture.

Define security properties and models for a TPM against quantum adversaries.

Coordinating research projects and delivering outputs

Collaborating with partners in the FutureTPM project

Providing guidance to PhD and MSc students

Disseminating results through scientific publications

Closing date for applications: 6 July 2018

Contact: Peer Y A Ryan, peter.ryan (at) uni.lu or Alfredo Rial, alfredo.rial (at) uni.lu

More information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1vbm4

Job Posting PhD University of Luxembourg
The successful candidate will join the APSIA group led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan. The candidate will be part of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) funded project “Quantum Communication with Deniability”, which starts 1st July 2018 and will conduct research on enabling “deniability” using both classical and quantum mechanisms. The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan and Dr. Peter Roenne. The candidate’s tasks include the following:

Research on the following topics in quantum cryptography and information theory:

Exploring formal definitions of the notion of deniability against various threat models.

Exploring the limits of what is achievable in terms of deniability using both classical and quantum mechanisms.

Designing and analysing novel protocols and mechanisms to achieve stronger forms of deniability.

Providing guidance to M.Sc. students

Closing date for applications: 6 July 2018

Contact: P Y A Ryan, peter.ryan (at) uni.lu

More information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1vblq

14 June 2018
Weeve is a global network of IoT devices autonomously buying and selling device data. Powered by next-generation cryptography, cryptoeconomics, incentive mechanisms, and secured by the blockchain, Weeve is the basis for the Economy of Things – generating high-quality data stream networks. Weeve’s goal is to empower the commercialization of IoT through sharing data in a new era of data economies. We look for applicants with keen interest in at least one of the following topics:

Smart Contracting and Blockchain applications (e.g. Ethereum, Hyperledger, Cardano),

Blockchain-enabled mechanism design and applications (e.g. graded token-curated registries),

Radically new voting schemes beyond “the richer get richer” (e.g. quadratic voting, token-curated voting),

Scalable consensus protocols ,

Cryptographic algorithms (e.g. NIZKs, SNARGs, STARKs) & privacy-enhancing/GDPR-friendly protocols (e.g. MPC,)

System Security (e.g. ARM Trustzone, Intel SGX)

We solicit applications at various entry levels, from junior to senior, covering the complete spectrum from full-time research to development. We also appreciate and support research internships of PhDs and PostDocs. We offer a competitive salary, an academic environment, and access to Berlin’s vibrant blockchain ecosystem. Weeve leaves much freedom for pursuing one’s own ideas and supports this with condensing research ideas into a PhD and disseminating those to the blockchain community (meetups, conferences, etc.).

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2018

Contact: For technical inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Sebastian Gajek: (sebastian.gajek (at) weeve.network)

For recruitment queries, contact NBT Tech Recruiter: Ayca (ayca.kuzuimamlar (at) nbt.ag).

More information: https://weeve.network

The CRYPTO Research Group of LMV (Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Versailles), part of Versailles-St-Quentin-en-Yvelines University (UVSQ), invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in the area of Post-Quantum Cryptography.

The position is available immediately for one year, and is renewable, based on mutual interest and availability of funding. The starting date can be arranged as convenient.

The candidates are expected to:

- have completed their PhD degree in cryptography;

- have adequate cryptography research experience demonstrated through a strong publication record.

Applications should be sent via email and should include a CV, a list of publications, a short research proposal, and contact information for one or two persons who are willing to give references.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2018

Contact: Contact: Prof. Louis Goubin, Louis.Goubin (at) uvsq.fr

More information: http://lmv.math.cnrs.fr/equipes/crypto/

11 June 2018
Job Posting Cryptographic Researchers PQShield Ltd., Oxford, UK.
PQShield Ltd. is a spin-out company of the University of Oxford, specialised in Post-Quantum Cryptography.

We invite experts in PQ cryptography to join our team as (Senior) Cryptographic Researchers. Candidates are expected to have a PhD degree in any PQ cryptography field or the equivalent in industrial experience with a solid publication record.

The company is offering competitive packages in addition to the chance to be affiliated with the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.

Closing date for applications: 15 August 2018

Contact: Interested candidates, please send your CVs to Ali El Kaafarani on elkaafarani (at) pqshield.com or elkaafarani (at) maths.ox.ac.uk

9 June 2018
Job Posting Research Fellow National University of Singapore
(For NUS SoC CS Dept)

Research Fellow

National University of Singapore

Description:

“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-SingTel Lab currently has one research fellow position with competitive pay. It is available to (fresh) PhD graduates in computer science/engineering from Singapore or overseas.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for working closely with the Principal Investigator and lab members on a new 3-year research project which just starts in June 2018. He/she should possess experience or interest in at least some of the following research areas:

• Key management, Authentication, Authorization and Access control

• Trusted computing (e.g. TPM, Intel SGX)

• Post-quantum cryptography

Job requirements:

• A PhD degree in a relevant area (Computer Science/Engineer, mathematics, etc);

• Good publication record in cyber security and crypto area

o Publication in Rank 1 Cyber Security or Crypto Conference, or AsiaCrypt, ESORICS, ACSAC, TCC, Euro S&P, etc;

• Good communication skills (English), self-motivated and good team players;

• Some experience in programming is a plus;

• Willing to perform practical research which may eventually lead to products

To apply for the above position, 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 2018

Contact: Dr Xu (comxj (at) nus.edu.sg)

More information: https://www.nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg/

7 June 2018
Job Posting Four PhD Studentships University of Birmingham, UK
The Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy at the University of Birmingham has 4 open vacancies for PhD students to start Sept/Oct 2018. This is an opportunity to join a successful and growing research group with a healthy cohort of PhD students (currently 15). Full stipends are available (including UK/EU tuition fees).

Candidates should have a background including cyber security (e.g. good grades in cyber security modules, a strong cyber security final project, or being on a dedicated cyber security course). Given the focus of all three studentships on hardware and attacks, candidates should additionally have a demonstrable interest in and familiarity with hardware security, pentesting, embedded systems and/or side-channel attacks.

The available projects (with supervisors and stipends) are:

  • Cyber Security for the Vehicles of Tomorrow (Flavio Garcia) £14,553 for 3 years
  • User-controlled Hardware Security Anchors: Evaluation and Design (Mark Ryan, Flavio Garcia, David Oswald) £14,553 for 3 years
  • BioLeak: Side-Channel Analysis of Fingerprint Matching Algorithms (David Oswald, Flavio Garcia) £22,000 for 3 years
  • FaultFinder: from Faulty Output to Fault Model – an Automated Approach (David Oswald, Flavio Garcia) £22,000 for 3 years

For more information please contact the relevant supervisors or our centre administrator. Please note that for BioLeak and FaultFinder candidates must be UK citizens.

Closing date for applications: 25 June 2018

Contact: Garfield Benjamin (administrator) g.r.benjamin (at) cs.bham.ac.uk

Mark Ryan (Professor) m.d.ryan (at) cs.bham.ac.uk

Flavio Garcia (Professor) f.garcia (at) cs.bham.ac.uk

David Oswald (Lecturer) d.f.oswald (at) cs.bham.ac.uk

More information: https://sec.cs.bham.ac.uk/

The chair MAIS at TU Darmstadt, led by Prof. Dr. Heiko Mantel, is offering multiple positions. We are looking for researchers who are interested in addressing foundational problems that will be of practical relevance or in addressing practical problems based on solid foundations. The research focus shall be on software security (information-flow security or side-channel analysis) using formal methods or systematic experiments.

We are offering three positions for Ph.D. candidates and Postdocs in the following areas:

  1. information-flow analysis techniques for object-oriented programs at the level of source code and bytecode based on compositional and precise verification techniques
  2. experimental analysis of side-channel vulnerabilities in cryptographic implementations and generation of attacks exploiting such vulnerabilities
  3. program analysis techniques for detecting side-channel vulnerabilities in cryptographic implementations and for assessing the seriousness of such vulnerabilities

The overall goal of our research at MAIS is to make software-based systems more trustworthy (i.e. secure, safe, and correct) than they are today. As software engineering is a complex and error-prone task,

we employ formal methods in combination with experiments for reasoning about software and critical system properties. We investigate software systems on the level of source code, bytecode, and machine code as well as on the level of more abstract system specifications. This allows us to provide support for security at different stages of software

development. At MAIS we are offering a productive and collaborative research environment in which you can discuss ideas with other team members working on related topics.

The positions are available immediately and applications will be considered until the positions are taken. These are positions with regular salary and social benefits based on TV-TUD. For more information and how to apply, see http://www.mais.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/Positions.html.

Closing date for applications:

2 June 2018
Abertay University, in Dundee, Scotland, is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. In 2013 we marked the 125th anniversary of our foundation as an institution dedicated to supporting science, industry and the professions with a distinctive interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to teaching, research and knowledge exchange.

The University now seeks to appoint two Lecturers in Computing and Cybersecurity within the Division of Cybersecurity, part of the School of Design and Informatics.

The School of Design and Informatics is the home of Abertay’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in games, digital arts, cybersecurity and applied computer science. Abertay was the first university to offer degrees in Computer Games Technology and Ethical Hacking, and the School continues to be recognised as an international leader in its fields. The School has long-established professional links with Dundee’s thriving computer games community and the UK\'s cybersecurity community.

The Division of Cybersecurity is Abertay\'s centre for teaching and research in applied computing and cybersecurity, with particular interests in ethical hacking, digital forensics, IoT and secure software development. Reporting to the Head of Division, you will provide high-quality, research-informed teaching across all of our degree programmes, with a particular focus on specialist content within our Ethical Hacking and Computing degrees, and conduct internationally-recognised research that contributes to Abertay\'s strategic interests within the cybersecurity industries and wider digital sector.

The Lecturer in Computing and Cybersecurity will demonstrate relevant knowledge and practical ability in one or more of the following areas:, IoT, secure software development, Big Data for cybersecurity or AI for cybersecurity, ethical hacking or network security.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system.

Closing date for applications: 29 June 2018

More information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BKB796/lecturer-in-computing-and-cybersecurity/

Job Posting Post-doc EMSEC team, IRISA, Rennes, France
We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), to join our group. The applicants should have background and be interested in working on different aspects of lattice-based cryptography, in particular on:

  • security proofs for lattice-based schemes,
  • building and implementing lattice-based constructions,
  • fully homomorphic encryption

The research will take place in the Embedded Security and Cryptography (EMSEC) team, within the IRISA computer science institute located in Rennes, France.

We are looking for candidates with a PhD in cryptography and with publications in cryptographic conferences.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), a motivation letter, and contact informations of at least two people who can provide reference letters.

The duration of the position is 2 years, it has flexible starting date (ideally between September and December). Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2018

Contact: Adeline Roux-Langlois, adeline.roux-langlois (at) irisa.fr and Pierre-Alain Fouque, pierre-alain.fouque (at) irisa.fr

A position is available for a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Decentralized and Distributed Systems (DEDIS) lab at EPFL led by Prof. Bryan Ford. The DEDIS lab focuses on building secure, scalable, and privacy-preserving decentralized systems, with a strong emphasis on building and deploying fully functional and usable systems. DEDIS is currently developing next-generation blockchain or distributed ledger technology, already available as an open-source prototype and in use by industry partners and within EPFL’s campus-wide infrastructure. DEDIS is the only academic research lab globally to have both built a next-generation blockchain system from the ground up and regularly published its design elements in top-tier peer-reviewed security/privacy conferences such as IEEE S&P ‘16, ‘17, ‘18 and USENIX Security ‘16, ‘17.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work closely with Prof. Ford, PhD and undergraduate students, senior researchers, and software engineers within the DEDIS lab, along with multiple external research and development partners from industry and academia. Some participation in teaching activities is also expected. Research activities will include notably the design, implementation, and experimental validation of state-of-the-art decentralized systems, including playing a core role in the ongoing design and development of DEDIS’s next-generation blockchain architecture and software infrastructure.

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2018

Contact: dedis (at) epfl.ch

More information: https://recruiting.epfl.ch/Vacancies/568/Description/2

30 May 2018
Job Posting PhD and post-doc position University of Luxembourg
The Applied Crypto group of the University of Luxembourg is offering multiple Ph.D. student and post-doc positions in cryptography, funded by the H2020 ERC programme. Possible topics of interests are fully homomorphic encryption, multilinear maps, public-key cryptanalysis, and blockchain applications.

The Ph.D. students and post-docs will be members of the Security and Trust (SnT) research center from the university of Luxembourg (>200 researchers in all aspects of IT security). We offer a competitive salary (about 34,000 euro/year gross for Ph.D, and 60,000 euro/year gros for post-doc). The duration of the position is 3 years (+ 1 year extension) for Ph.D., and 2.5 years for post-doc.

Profile:

  • For Ph.D. position: MSc degree or equivalent in Computer Science or in Mathematics.

  • For post-doc position: a PhD in cryptography, with publications in competitive cryptographic conferences

Candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Motivation letter indicating your research interests.
  • Curriculum vitae (including your contact address, work experience, publications)
  • For Ph.D. position: transcripts of B.Sc. and M.Sc. grades
  • For post-doc position: a short description of your PhD work (max 1 page).
  • Contact information for 3 referees

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2018

Contact: Jean-Sebastien Coron - jean-sebastien.coron at uni dot lu

More information: http://www.crypto-uni.lu/vacancies.html

28 May 2018
Job Posting Post -Doc Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP), University of Waterloo
The Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) research group at the University of Waterloo is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of data security and applied cryptography, preferably on topics related differential privacy and secure computation. This position will be held in the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a related field, and should have a proven research record, as demonstrated by publications in top security and privacy or database venues (such as Oakland, CCS, SIGMOD, VLDB) and/or top venues specific to data security (such as DBSEC).

The start date of the position is negotiable. The position may be for one or two years.

Applicants should submit a CV, a research plan, two or three selected papers, and the names and contact information of three references. For further information about the position, or to apply, please send email to Florian Kerschbaum with \"Postdoctoral position\" in the subject line. Applications may be considered as they arrive.

Closing date for applications: 1 September 2018

Contact: Florian Kerschbaum with \"Postdoctoral position\" in the subject line. Applications may be considered as they arrive.

Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Tel: 519-888-4567 x36163

Fax: 519-885-1208

More information: https://crysp.uwaterloo.ca/prospective/postdoc/

Job Posting Post -Doc Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP), University of Waterloo
he Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) research group at the University of Waterloo is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of privacy-enhancing technologies. This position will be held in the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a related field, and should have a proven research record, as demonstrated by publications in top security and privacy venues (such as Oakland, CCS, USENIX Security, and NDSS) and/or top venues specific to privacy-enhancing technologies (such as PETS/PoPETs).

The start date of the position is negotiable. The position may be for one or two years.

Applicants should submit a CV, a research plan, two or three selected papers, and the names and contact information of three references.

Closing date for applications: 1 September 2018

Contact: Ian Goldberg with \"Postdoctoral position\" in the subject line. Applications may be considered as they arrive.

Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Tel: 519-888-4567 x36163

Fax: 519-885-1208

More information: https://crysp.uwaterloo.ca/prospective/postdoc/

25 May 2018
Job Posting Postdoctoral Researcher Old Dominion University
A postdoctoral research fellow position in cybersecurity is available in the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) at Old Dominion University, for an initial appointment of one year, renewable based on the performance.

The incumbent is expected to participate in the cybersecurity research lab at VMASC led by Dr. Sachin Shetty

Responsibilities include conducting fundamental research in Blockchain for IoT security and publishing in leading conferences and journals, participation in proposal development, and some supervision of graduate students. This position is ideally suited for a recent Ph.D. graduate who plans to pursue a future research career. A completed Ph.D. degree in ECE or CS is required by the time of the appointment. Solid background in network security, distributed systems, protocols and algorithms, is highly desirable.

Closing date for applications: 30 July 2018

Contact: Sachin Shetty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center

Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research

Dept. of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering

Old Dominion University

1030 University Blvd

Suffolk, VA 23435

Email- sshetty (at) odu.edu

Web: https://www.odu.edu/~sshetty

More information: http://www.lions.odu.edu/~sshetty/PostDoc_ODU_2018.htm

The goal of this PhD research is to investigate possibility of integrating additional cryptographic concepts that are not yet present in the existing blockchain technologies and services, but have been developed by cryptographers for many years.

The applicants should have a master’s degree in mathematics, computer science, communications technology or related areas with an average grade of B or better. Candidates completing their MSc degree in the Spring 2018 are encouraged to apply.

Knowledge in cryptography and strong programming skills is desirable.

Closing date for applications: 10 June 2018

Contact: For further information about the position, please contact Professor Danilo Gligoroski, danilog (at) ntnu.no

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/153395/

23 May 2018
Job Posting Post-doc/Research fellow in Wireless Security University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, UK
Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) at the University of Surrey invites applications for a full-time one-year Post-doc/Research fellow position in Wireless Security. The post is part of the funded Innovate UK project “SAFRON: Safe Operational Radio Network for mixed-priority communications to trains using a shared architecture”. SAFRON will create a prototype to demonstrate how wireless networks (e.g. WiFi, LTE, and 5G) can be used for train to trackside communications for mixed applications including safety-related and mission critical.

Successful applicants will have core skills in key management and network authentication standards (e.g. IPSEC) and wireless communications. Experience in tunnelling techniques is advantageous (e.g. L2TP or GRE). A PhD and/or industrial experience would be desirable since the project is research oriented and in collaboration with industry. A graduate with an appropriate background would also be considered.

The successful applicant will be working under supervision of Dr Helen Treharne and Dr Mark Manulis and will benefit from the environment provided by the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research recognized by the British Government.

Salary: 31604 GBP – 34520 GBP depending on qualifications

Expected start date: 1 August 2018

Applicants should submit their applications through the University portal via: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=038718

Closing date for applications: 20 June 2018

Contact: Dr. Mark Manulis --- m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=038718

This is a joint project between Simula@UiB and NTNU and others, funded by the Research Council of Norway. The main objective of this project is to develop cryptographic protocols and primitives that realize trusted and secure communication in an IoT ecosystem.

We are entering the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT connects not only classical computing and communication devices, but all kinds of other gadgets that we use in our everyday lives. For IoT, security concerns go beyond traditional privacy or denial of service; also the immediate physical security of humans is at stake, and the cost of security failures becomes much more severe. Moreover, the IoT will be comprised of heterogeneous and lightweight devices, many of which may be unable to perform the complex computations required by modern security protocols.

The constrained IoT environment poses novel challenges for cryptographic protocol design and analysis. The PhD fellow will study protocols implementing either traditional trusted third party trust mechanism and/or newer (but less well-understood) notions of distributed trust. In both cases the protocols will rely on quantum-safe primitives. Of particular interest is the construction of security proofs for such light-weight protocols, requiring tight proofs as well as high assurance (e.g. automatic verification of security proofs).

Closing date for applications: 18 June 2018

Contact: Professor Kristian Gjøsteen (kristian.gjosteen (at) ntnu.no)

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/153293/

The positions are connected to the project «Secure, Usable and Robust Cryptographic Voting Systems». This is a joint project between NTNU and the University of Luxembourg, funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Luxembourg National Research Fund. The goal of the project is to study the security of cryptographic voting schemes.

Traditional voting has some significant limitations. From a security viewpoint, it has relied heavily on trust in the election officials, which in turn restricts independent verifiability and high assurance regarding confidentiality of votes. In addition, traditional voting has problems regarding errors in counting, accessibility, and timeliness.

Although cryptographic voting systems have been proposed almost 30 years ago, and deployed in many countries more recently, there remain major obstacles to their widespread adoption. As we have seen in recent years, voting systems sometimes fail and they are susceptible to a range of attacks, even in established democracies.

This project will investigate the security of voting systems and increase our assurance in state-of-the-art voting systems. In particular, the project will study user confidence in cryptographic voting systems, security proofs for such systems, as well as options for long-term security (including post-quantum security).

Security proofs will be a particular focus for one PhD fellow, while long-term security will be a particular focus for the other PhD fellow.

Closing date for applications: 18 June 2018

Contact: Professor Kristian Gjøsteen (kristian.gjosteen (at) ntnu.no), or Professor Colin Boyd (colin.boyd (at) ntnu.no).

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/153300/

Job Posting Post-Doc Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The position is connected to the project «Secure, Usable and Robust Cryptographic Voting Systems». This is a joint project between NTNU and the University of Luxembourg, funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Luxembourg National Research Fund. The goal of the project is to study the security of cryptographic voting schemes.

Traditional voting has some significant limitations. From a security viewpoint, it has relied heavily on trust in the election officials, which in turn restricts independent verifiability and high assurance regarding confidentiality of votes. In addition, traditional voting has problems regarding errors in counting, accessibility, and timeliness.

Although cryptographic voting systems have been proposed almost 30 years ago, and deployed in many countries more recently, there remain major obstacles to their widespread adoption. As we have seen in recent years, voting systems sometimes fail and they are susceptible to a range of attacks, even in established democracies.

This project will investigate the security of voting systems and increase our assurance in state-of-the-art voting systems. In particular, the project will study user confidence in cryptographic voting systems, security proofs for such systems, as well as options for long-term security (including post-quantum security).

Closing date for applications: 18 June 2018

Contact: Professor Kristian Gjøsteen (kristian.gjosteen (at) ntnu.no) or Professor Colin Boyd (colin.boyd (at) ntnu.no).

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/153320/

Job Posting PhD student in Satellite Systems Security University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security & Surrey Space Centre, UK
Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey invite applications for a fully-funded PhD position in Satellite System Security to work on an industry-funded research project TargetSat: Security of COTS-based Satellite Systems.

The project is funded by the NCC Group and aims to develop understanding of security risks and requirements associated with the use of commercial off-the-shelf components (incl. operating systems and software) in satellites and ground control systems, identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in existing single and multi-satellite architectures and communication protocols, and propose mitigating countermeasures. An appropriate test-bed facility will be developed as part of this project.

Successful applicants are expected to be familiar with:

• Linux-based OS systems, incl. kernel programming

• System- / network-level attacks (e.g. buffer overflows, command injection), penetration testing

• Programming languages: C/C++, Assembly, or Python

We particularly welcome applications from ongoing students who are projected to complete their degree in 2018.

This PhD studentship includes a tax-free PhD stipend of GBP 20,000 per year for 3.5 years of PhD studies. This stipend is significantly higher than an average PhD stipend in the UK. Additional funding is available to support conference travel, etc.

Closing and starting dates: This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal closing date. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received. Planned start date is October 2018.

Applications should be sent via https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=4966

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2018

Contact: Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Mark Manulis (m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk)

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=4966

Funded Ph.D. Student Positions in Hardware Security and Reliability, VLSI Testing and VLSI

Ph.D. student positions are available (start date: Fall 2018) in the field of hardware security, reliability, VLSI Testing and VLSI in the CSEE Department of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

UMBC is ranked 55 in Computer Engineering according to US News, and places 7th in the ranking of Most Innovative national universities.

Our group has a strong background in hardware security, reliability, and trust, and in particular in side-channel analysis and fault analysis attacks, IC Counterfeiting, Trojan detection, IP/IC protection, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) and Crypto devices as well as testing and reliability of secure devices and VLSI.

Requirements:

- M.Sc./B.Sc. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid knowledge in Hardware Description Languages (HDL)

- Solid Knowledge in digital design

Please contact me with your CV and Statement of Purpose by June 30th.

Naghmeh Karimi, Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250

Web: http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~nkarimi/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2018

Contact: Naghmeh Karimi, Ph.D.

E-mail: nkarimi (at) umbc.edu

20 May 2018
Job Posting Principal Engineer - Cryptography Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen\'s University Belfast
At CSIT we focus on securing our digital tomorrow. Our world-leading research into cyber-security is breaking new ground in making devices and networks more resilient to attack, not just for the technology limits of today but for the challenges of the next generation.

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) is the UK national Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cyber security. With a remit to conduct world leading research into applied cryptography, network security and security analytics (Big Data) the centre also has responsibility to commercialise that research and support the growth of the cyber security industry in the UK

You will lead projects and initiatives that turn fundamental concepts into reliable maintainable code that is usable and extensible by the cryptographic community.

CSIT employs a team of 15 experienced product developers in both software and hardware systems to further develop these ideas into well-engineered prototypes and technology demonstrators.

The CSIT engineering function sits between in-house research teams and the R&D labs of our industrial partners such as BAE Systems, Thales, Infosys, Allstate, Direct Line Group, Seagate, First Derivatives etc.

CSIT hosts the UK Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded systems (RISE) (www.ukrise.org).

In return you for your commitment you will be working on emerging technology and at the forefront of this innovation. QUB provides a strong commitment to professional development and opportunities for part time study and post-graduate research are available.

Closing date for applications: 13 June 2018

Contact: Gavin McWilliams, Director of Engineering, CSIT, QUB (Email: g.mcwilliams (at) qub.ac.uk)

More information: http://www.ecit.qub.ac.uk/Jobs/

Job Posting Cryptography / Security Engineer for the Streamr project Data in Chains, in Finland for the Streamr project
Have you heard about the Streamr project? https://www.streamr.com

Have you worked on crypto projects, blockchains, or ICO projects? Do you have skills with decentralized protocols, IPFS, Swarm? Interested in showing your magic in an open source project?

Streamr (based in Zug, Switzerland) is creating an open source platform for the free and fair exchange of the world’s real-time data. Our blockchain-backed data Marketplace and powerful tools put your data back where it belongs – with you!

Data in Chains (based in Helsinki) is the primary development arm for Streamr. We have a dozen highly talented software engineers and blockchain specialists who are hard at work building the Streamr Platform in conjunction with Streamr developers in Switzerland.

So, here is the job:

Participate in planning and implementation of the security aspects and proof/token mechanics on the Streamr Network

Dig deep into end-to-end encryption, multicast encryption, key management and delivery, content signing, security best practices, game theoretical implications of adversarial networks

Work together with the overall Streamr team to make the Network layer work seamlessly with other components of the Streamr system and the companion blockchain (in the beginning, Ethereum)

Requirements:

Working experience in cryptography / security

Highly analytical mind with good math skills and ability to read and understand academic papers

Good programming fluency in JavaScript, Go, Java, or similar

Interest in decentralized technology and blockchains

Excellent English and communication skills

We Appreciate Experience In:

Experience with end-to-end encrypted messaging protocols (Matrix, Signal)

Familiarity with peer-to-peer networking, especially protocols and libraries used in the decentralized/blockchain space (Whisper, PPS (Swarm), libp2p, devp2p)

Code contributions to blockchains or other P2P networks

Ethereum smart contract development in Solidity

Experience with real-time data or messaging

Closing date for applications: 14 September 2018

Contact: Gavin Roush

Recruiter

gavin (at) datainchains.com

More information: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/664561386/

14 May 2018
The Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti (DIAG) of Sapienza University of Rome invites outstanding candidates to express their interests for 1 full-time RTD-B Assistant Professor position (Tenure-track) in Cyber Security (in the context of Computer Science Engineering). The RTD-B Assistant Professor position can be converted after three years into an Associate Professor position if the national qualification (ASN) at the Associate Professor level is obtained in the Academic Discipline \"Information Processing Systems\" (ING-INF/05) of the Italian University System.

Profile

Candidates will hold a PhD from a leading research university, three years of research experience after PhD, and an appropriate record of publications in highly ranked international conferences and journals. Teaching experience is also positively considered.

Position

Successful candidates will be engaged in first-class research in the area of Cyber Security, will supervise Master Thesis and PhD students in their fields, will teach in the Master degree in Cyber Security at Sapienza University of Rome and in the degree of Computer Science Engineering, will be involved in collaborations with industry and public bodies, and will take an important role at the Inter-Departmental Research Center of Cyber Intelligence and Information Security (CIS) at Sapienza University of Rome. Appointments are full-time. The salary is competitive. We especially welcome expression of interests from female scholars.

Expression of Interest

People who are interested in this position should send the following to recruitment (at) diag.uniroma1.it:

1. Curriculum vitae

2. 3-page (max) research statement including the research program that the candidate intends to pursue while at Sapienza.

Expressions of interest should preferably be sent before the end of May 2018. For further information, please consult recruitment (at) diag.uniroma1.it

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018

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