Category Archives: General

This is the default category that gets attached to posts that are not otherwise categorised. This category should therefore be attached to posts that are about CSG in general, including meta-information about this blog.

On the Impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Internet

On Oct 29 2012 in the evening the storm surge that hurricane Sandy caused hit the east coast of North America, and in particular New Jersey and New York. Wikipedia reports that in total 22 US states and a large … Continue reading

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Come to MetriSec 2012 (Part 2)!

Yesterday’s post was about the exciting keynote at this year’s MetriSec. Today’s post is about another highlight, the panel. One of the biggest problems in empirical studies about computer security is the data. Usually you can’t control the data acquisition … Continue reading

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Come to MetriSec 2012 (Part 1)!

This post is not a technical article, but in-house advertising.  I am a proud co-chair of MetriSec 2012, an international workshop on security metrics and related topics.  This year’s programme is a bit unusual. Sure, we have papers, but we … Continue reading

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Happy 2012!

A happy 2012 to all, from the Communication Systems Group!

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Read the Classics!

I have recently read a book about the history of statistics, and the author made me aware of several books by R. A Fisher, or, to give his full name, Sir Ronald A. Fisher, Sc.D., FRS, one of the giants … Continue reading

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Sonya Peter’s Face

Recently I was contacted on Facebook by a good-looking girl called Sonya Peter, roughly at my age. Like me, she is working at ETH Zurich and she even has a common friend with me. Also her taste of music matched … Continue reading

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The Value of Scientific Presentations

In conferences, I often come across science that is great. Results are amazing, people have done something that was thought not to be doable, or they have built a system that has incredible properties. However, that same science is often … Continue reading

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World IPv6 Day

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 was World IPv6 Day. The event was an opportunity for participating content-network operators to test their IPv6 readiness, as well as to increase general community awareness of IPv6, and of the slowly ongoing transition. Another goal … Continue reading

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CSG on Swiss TV

On May 31, 2011, “Kassensturz”, a popular consumer magazine on Swiss TV, will look into e-banking systems as offered to customers of Swiss banks. Members of the CSG participated in evaluating the usability and security of e-banking systems of Migrosbank, … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

A rather large collaborative work from the people who brought you Spamalytics was presented this week at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (known in the field simply as Oakland). The paper represents a new direction in academic research on … Continue reading

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