Over the course of a month, Sticky will organise several activities in collaboration with PwC. All of these activities are related to the same theme, being Security.

Quantum Cryptography (English)
by Tim Coopmans
Tuesday 13 February, 13:00, BBG 0.61

The security of most cryptographic schemes used today (for taking out money from your bank account, sending e-mails securely, or verifying your identity) rely on the assumption that computers need a huge amount of time to break the encryption. For some of the most-used schemes, however, quantum computers can in principle take a much shorter time to crack the encoded message. Fortunately, quantum computers can also be used to securely send data, where the security is guarantueed by the laws of quantum physics. In this lecture, we explain the quantum equivalent of the bit, called the ‘qubit’, and show how qubits can be used for encryption using the so-called Quantum Key Distribution scheme.

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Lunch will be available.

Digital Forensics and eDiscovery (Dutch)
by Korstiaan Stam and Frank Blom, PwC
Tuesday 20 February, 13:15, BBG 0.07

A large company registered at the stock exchange which is involved in a worldwide corruption scandal; the Department of Justice and the European Commission are on top of it and we need to collect 20.000.000 documents from 80 computers, servers and archives and additional data from pda’s in 7 countries, by Monday!


We’ll tell you and all the other cool stuff we do!​

Cyber Security of Payment Systems (English)
by Erik Poll
Wednesday 28 February, 11:00, BBG 0.79

The financial system is an obvious target for cyber criminals. In this talk I’ll discuss the trends in attacks on payment systems in the Netherlands over the past decade, incl. attacks on ATMs, online payments with IDEAL, and online banking.

Here I will also present some of the research we carried in our research group in Nijmegen (e.g. into smartcards used for banking, internet banking solutions, and the new system for contactless payments), and some of the security flaws we discovered here.

Lunch will be available.

Workshop: Exploiting Web Vulnerabilities (Dutch)
with Lennart Herlaar and Arne Hillebrand
Tuesday 13 March, 13:15, BBG 1.65

Websites can be full of vulnerabilities: SQL Injection, XSS Scripting, etc. In this workshop you’ll get an overview of the most common vulnerabilities, and the opportunity to try your best to find as many flaws as possible in an example website.

Closing Drinks
Tuesday 13 March, 17:00, Vagant