Security & Privacy

Security and privacy research at MPI-SWS focuses on foundational and practical aspects of security, trust, privacy and accountability in computer systems. Recent research in the group has focused on Web browser security, privacy-preserving Web analytics and advertising systems, trustworthy storage, anonymity networks, formal analysis of security properties, privacy-preserving mobile applications, privacy and trust in online social networks and accountability in distributed systems.


Targeted malware paper accepted at NDSS '17

January 2017
The paper "A Broad View of the Ecosystem of Socially Engineered Exploit Documents" was accepted at NDSS '17.  

MPI-SWS research in the news

September 2016
MPI-SWS projects Aqua and Herd were discussed in an ArsTechnica article describing next generation anonymity networks.

MPI-SWS spinoff Aircloak wins Cisco IoT Security Grand Challenge

October 2014
MPI-SWS spinoff Aircloak has won the 2014 Cisco Internet of Things (IoT) Security Grand Challenge…

MPI-SWS researchers win ERC Synergy Grant

December 2013
MPI-SWS directors Peter Druschel and Rupak Majumdar, along with Gerhard Weikum (Scientific Director at the MPI for Informatics) and Michael Backes (MPI-SWS Fellow and Professor at Saarland University), have jointly won the prestigious ERC Synergy Grant…

MPI-SWS research mentioned in MIT Tech Review

October 2013
MPI-SWS postdoc Stevens Le Blond's work on network anonymity was recently covered in an MIT Tech Review article about vulnerabilities in the Tor network anonymization service…