ifmapcli 0.1.1 released

We have released a new version of our IF-MAP command line toolset ifmapcli.

Changes and new features include

  • new CLI tools for device-characteristic, enforcement-report, location, wlan-information, unexpected-behaviour
  • use of a new parser for command line arguments: argparser4j
  • refactored the code to minimize redundancy (and allow to implement future tools in a simpler manner)

From this version on, ifmapcli provides CLI tools for all the metadata specified in TNC IF-MAP Metadata for Network Security in version 1.1.

21 Mar 2014

Some impressions from Cebit 2014

Here are some impressions of the Trust@HsH Cebit booth in Hall 7, Booth C28. Please also have a look at the Cebit news on the SIMU website.

Booth of Trust@HsH at Cebit 2014
Figure 1: Booth of Trust@HsH at Cebit 2014
Booth of Lower Saxony at Cebit 2014
Figure 2: Booth of Lower Saxony at Cebit 2014
Lighthouse at booth
Figure 3: Lighthouse at booth
Prof. Dr. Josef von Helden at a talk
Figure 4: Prof. Dr. Josef von Helden at a talk
13 Mar 2014

Meet the Trust@HsH team on CeBIT 2014

The Trust@HsH research group will present their work in IT and Network Security on this year’s CeBIT as one of 27 exhibitors of the joint booth of Germany’s federal state of Lower Saxony. Core themes of the joint booth are information security, law enforcement, IT and government solutions.

True to the booth’s motto “We have foresight”, the Trust@HsH research group will showcase their current work in Security Information and Event Management (see SIMU project ) and in visualization of network security (see VisITMeta project).

You can watch a high level demonstration of our open source IF-MAP tools or discuss the nitty details of their concepts or even implementation with our developers who will be present over the entire duration of the fair.

The Trust@HsH team will be happy to welcome you in Hall 7, at booth c28!

06 Mar 2014

Trust@HsH at RSA Conference 2014

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The Trust@HsH research group, in person by Bastian Hellmann and Ralf Steuerwald, participated at this years RSA conference in San Francisco (24th-28th February).

At the TCG associated seminar “Get proactive with security” on Monday 24th, Trust@HsH presented a live demonstration of a BYOD-scenario including software of the iron* software suite as well as the StrongSwan VPN-software by Hochschule Rapperswil and the Android IF-MAP client by DECOIT GmbH.

TCG seminar at RSA 2014
Figure 1: TCG seminar at RSA 2014
Demo booth of Trust@HsH
Figure 2: Demo booth of Trust@HsH

Demonstration details (including virtual machines and setup instructions) will be released in the next few weeks.

The conference itself was a perfect opportunity to meet some fellow TCG members and other network security professionals and discuss our approaches and current work, as well as attending talks and panels with security experts like Bruce Schneier, Adi Shamir and Whitfield Diffie.

Impressions of RSA 2014
Figure 3: Impressions of RSA 2014

Here are some general impressions of the city of San Francisco.

Golden Gate Bridge
Figure 4: Golden Gate Bridge
Figure 5: Alcatraz
Lombard Street
Figure 6: Lombard Street
03 Mar 2014

New releases of all ifmapj-based software

As we mentioned in our last news about the release of ifmapj 1.0.0, we successfully updated all of our ifmapj-based tools to make use of ifmapj 1.0.0.

All of our Github master branches for the following software were adjusted to use ifmapj 1.0.0, and therefore use the new package structure (

20 Dec 2013

ifmapj 1.0.0 available at Maven Central

ifmapj, our Java library for IF-MAP Clients is now available via Maven Central.

As mentioned in our post about the new name of our research group, we increased the version number to 1.0.0, as we adapted the package names in all source files of ifmapj to match the new name of our research group and University.

At the moment, we are working on all our IF-MAP Clients that use ifmapj, to adapt them to use ifmapj 1.0.0 and therefore also adjust their package structure, so there will be new releases as well.

So in the near future, when all tools are adapted, all of our IF-MAP Clients can then be simply build by downloading them from Github and then run Maven, and ifmapj will be downloaded automatically by Maven like every other dependency.

We will publish a further news item, when adapting all tools is finished. Until then, you can use and build our tools as before (including manually installing ifmapj to your local Maven repository).

18 Dec 2013

Research group renamed - Trust@HsH

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From today, our research group will present itself under a new name: Trust@HsH

As our University recently changed its name from Fachhochschule Hannover (FHH) to Hochschule Hannover (HsH), we decided to rename our research group from Trust@FHH to Trust@HsH to reflect this change.

During this process, we also changed our logo to match the new corporate design (color of our faculty, official font of the University).

New account names/URLs

As our name changes, our accounts all over the web also will be renamed (and thus some get new URLs):

Software changes

We will also change the package structure of our software to All our libraries - only ifmapj at the moment - will get a major version number increase, all other tools will be updated to use the new ifmapj 1.0.0 version over the next (few) weeks.

If you find broken links or other inconsistencies, feel free to contact us via

17 Dec 2013

Trust@FHH Participates in ETISS 2013

As in previous years, members of the Trust@FHH group have participated in the European Trusted Infrastructure and Systems School 2013 (ETISS 2013) hosted at the Graz University of Technology. The ETISS winter school covers a variety of fields related to creating a trusted infrastructure to cope with the demands of current and future information processing.

Our research associate Thomas Rossow and our student assistant Thomas Oelsner enjoyed interesting talks by some of the leading experts on Trusted Computing and lively discussions with fellow researchers in the beautiful city of Graz. A real treat was the Capture the Flag tournament where 5 teams had to attack the other teams’ servers while securing their own machines. Thomas Rossow’s team was able to score highest and make the first place.

The Trust@FHH team would like to express its appreciation to Peter Lipp and his team for organizing this great event.

The CTF winners on ETISS 2013 Winners of the ETISS 2013 Capture the Flag (left to right):

  • Wolfgang Wieser (Graz University of Technology)
  • Hubert Gasparitzi (Graz University of Technology)
  • Thomas Rossow (Trust@FHH)
  • Davide Papini (Royal Holloway University of London)
11 Dec 2013
Hochschule Hannover
University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Faculty IV, Dept. of Computer Science
Ricklinger Stadtweg 120
30459 Hannover, Germany
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