CAST Award IT Security 2005

For the fifth time, CAST e.V. conferred its IT Security Award on 17 November 2005. The Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST) is the largest organization for IT Security in Europe, with over 140 reputable members from academics, industry and public service. The award is a total of 18,000 euros and is awarded to students and apprentices for excellent theses and final papers in the field of IT Security. The award is split into three categories: students at universities, students at technical colleges and apprentices.

Students and apprentices from all over Germany heeded the call for papers. "All submitted papers were on a very high academic level. This amount of interest in IT Security is an important building block for Germany as a technology landmark.," said Professor Johannes Buchmann, Chairman of CAST e.V. and Vice President of the Technische Universität Darmstadt, in his welcoming speech.

An overview of the event's program and abstracts of the participant's papers can be found at the event homepage.

Of the 40 submissions for the award, an objective jury chose the ten best entries in a preselection process. The nominated candidates presented and defended their work today in front of CAST members and the interested public. The present members of CAST e.V. evaluated the papers based on the presentations.

The Winners of the CAST Award IT Security 2005

Category 1 (Universities)
1st Place (4000 euros) Andreas Wiratanaya, RWTH Aachen
Modellierung und Normierung menschlicher Mimik zur Gesichtserkennung
2nd Place (2500 euros) Thorsten Holz, RWTH Aachen
New Fields of Application for Honeynets
3rd Place (1500 euros) Hariharan Rajasekaran, TU München
A Fair and Balanced DRM System for Mobile Network Operators building on OMA DRM 2.0
4th Place Markus Dürmuth, TH Karlsruhe
Simulatability-based Security Proofs of two Electronic Payment Systems
5th Place Thomas Apel, RWTH Aachen
Generating Fingerprints of Network Services and their Use in Honeypots
Category 2 (Technical Colleges, Vocational Universities)
1st Place (4000 euros) Phillip Gebauer, BA Mannheim
Entwicklung einer webbasierten Wireless LAN Sicherheits-Check Applikation
2nd Place (2500 euros) Simon Buß, FH Osnabrück und Jens Vogel, FH Zittau/Görlitz
Automatisierte Recherche von Markenpiraterie im Internet
3rd Place (1500 euros) Sascha Bastke, FH Gelsenkirchen
Angriffe auf kryptographische Berechnungen mittels Seitenkanalanalyse von Datenzugriffen
Category 3 (Apprentices)
1st Place (2000 euros) Daniel Bachmann, Fraunhofer IGD
Biometrische Zugangskontrolle nach dem neuen ISO-Standard

The winners of each prize were decided upon by secret ballot by the present members of the CAST Forum.

Die Kandidaten des CAST Förderpreises 2005 mit den Vertretern des CAST e.V.

The candidates for the CAST Award 2005 with representatives of CAST e.V.

Horst Görtz, einer der Pioniere der IT-Sicherheitstechnologie in Deutschland, übergibt die Preise

Horst Görtz, one of the pioneers of IT Security Technology in Germany, presented the awards in a ceremony. In his laudation, he praised the high quality of the submissions and was visibly excited about the increasing interest in IT Security in education. The first prize in the University category, over 4000 euros, was sponsored by the Horst-Görtz-Stiftung, which, like CAST e.V., is involved in promoting applied security research.

Die Gewinner des CAST-Förderpreises 2005

The winners of the CAST Award 2005: in Categoryies 1 (top left), 2 (top right) and 3 (bottom left). Andreas Wiratanaya accepting the first prize (bottom right).

CAST partnerships

CRISP - Center for Research in Security and Privacy Fraunhofer Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung Fraunhofer Institut für Sichere Informationstechnologie Technische Universität Darmstadt Hochschule Darmstadt Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. IT4WORK - Kompetenznetz virtuelle Arbeitswelten Software-Cluster TeleTrusT Deutschland e.V.