Ruhr University Bochum, Chair for Network and Data Security (NDS)
The Chair for NDS conducts research and development in the areas of cryptography, cryptographic protocols, and Internet and XML security. The goal is the comprehensive examination of the various cryptographic techniques and standards that are implemented in these areas. Cryptographic protocols form the basis for a range of security solutions, from the most well-known Internet standard SSL to the procedures developed to protect privacy in the Internet. One main focus of research is on protocols implemented in practice, such as the Internet standards TLS (CRYPTO 2012), SSH (in submission), and IPSec (in preparation). The research focus for Internet security is on the areas of browser based protocols, federated identity management, single sign-on, SSL client certificates, XSS, SQLi, and HTML5.