Prof. Dr. Jörg Keller and Andreas Schaffhauser

On November 14 and 15 this year the third central European Cybersecurity Conference took place in Munich. On the occasion of this event consortium members of the SIMARGL Project presented their results out of the project.

About CECC

This conference is organised by the University of Maribor. The conference provides a platform for academics and practitioners to exchange information on cybersecurity. The aim is to promote an active dialogue about technical and social aspects of cybersecurity.

The invited speakers of this year were Uwe Ewald, Jean Francois Lalande and Tal Pavel. Each of the three speakers offered very interesting insights into his research field. Furthermore, 19 presentations of different scientists led through the two-day conference. The presentations covered a wide range of security-related topics: Forensic Investigations in Vehicle Data Stores, Obfuscated Android App Development and Bitcoin adoption out of user perspective just to name a few of the presentations.

SIMARGL Presentation

This time, the SIMARGL Project was represented by the four consortium members Jörg Keller, Luca Caviglione, Daniel Spiekermann and Andreas Schaffhauser. The major part of the SIMARGL representation was done by Luca Caviglione and his talk about IPv6 Covert Channels in the Wild. The paper is written by Wojciech Mazurczyk and Luca Caviglione and analyses the future possibilities of Covert Channels arising through the usage of IPv6.

Leaflets were handed out in the break- and conference room and supplemented by pleasant conversations.

Under the name "European Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Conference" this conference will take place next year in France and we are looking forward to presenting new more concrete results from the SIMARGL project.

SIMARGL leaflets at ARES

Last week, at the ARES 2019 Conference, the SIMARGL project was presented at the CUING 2019 workshop.

What is ARES?

ARES is a medium-sized conference with a focus on state-of-the-art research in the fields of dependability and security. Since 2017, the CUING workshop has been held at ARES, and has presented the latest research on steganography and information hiding to a multi-disciplinary audience.


In order to improve cyber attacks detection, we have started SIMARGL (Secure Intelligent Methods for Advanced Recognition of Malware and Stegomalware, Grant Agreement No 833042), a three-year project, on the 1st of May 2019. SIMARGL kick-off meeting was held on 13th – 14th of May at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany.

SIMARGL is a project co-funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 programme, to combat the pressing problem of malware. It aims to tackle the new challenges in the cybersecurity field, including information hiding methods, network anomalies, stegomalware, ransomware and mobile malware. SIMARGL will offer an integrated and validated toolkit improving European cyber security.