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SP2 has been established in 2017. It has been funded under the PRIDE scheme of Luxembourg National Research Fund.
The most critical and pressing research challenge in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) consists in ensuring security of ICT systems and in protecting the privacy of its users. This implies that security and privacy solutions specific to emerging computing paradigms, technologies or applications are necessary as an immediate research outcome. At the same time, holistic solutions require research efforts with long-standing multi-faceted results. Such holistic solutions must particularly provide:
(i) a foundational basis with precise mathematical formulation,
(ii) optimal mechanisms that are both scalable and usable,
(iii) enhancements to existing solutions through interdisciplinary studies,
(iv) validation of theory and methodology in real-world contexts.
The belief in the need for holistic security and privacy solutions and a multi-faceted approach to address current research challenges unites supervisors within this doctoral training unit. Based on this common vision, we define our Security and Privacy for System Protection (SP2) program, and aim to address the increasingly critical and ever growing set of information security and privacy challenges. We focus on the advancement of foundational and technological research as well as issues concerning modern computing paradigms and complementary contexts.
The research challenges that our SP2 program addresses, are united under five different themes: (i) number theory, cryptography and cryptographic protocols; (ii) implementation of cryptography; (iii) Internet privacy; (iv) system security; and (v) socio-technical security.