Launch of new research project SIMU

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We can proudly announce the start of our new research project “SIMU: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) für Klein- und Mittelständische Unternehmen (KMU)”. SIMU started on October 1st and will be completed in September 2015.

The goal of SIMU is the development of a SIEM system that utilizes novel network security approaches to meet the specific requirements of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) like ease of integration, small administrative effort and cost effectiveness.

SIMU will benefit from the experiences that we and our partners DECOIT GmbH, Fraunhofer SIT, macmon and NCP have gathered during the ESUKOM research project. The IF-MAP based software developed during the ESUKOM project will be extended and enhanced to create more sophisticated tools that allow for better automation and address the limited possibilities of SMEs in security expert knowledge and resources.

The SIMU research project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, FKZ: 16KIS0045).

08 Oct 2013

ironcontrol - IF-MAP admin tools on Android

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The Trust@FHH research group presents a new software: ironcontrol.

ironcontrol is an IF-MAP 2.1 client for Android smartphones (>=4.0), that allows the user to “control” a MAP server. It was developed within a 1 year students project at the Hochschule Hannover (University of Applied Sciences and Arts).

The main features in this first public release are:

  • Publish metadata (either Standard Metadata for Network Security or Vendor Specific metadata)
  • Search for metadata with filters, search depth, …
  • Subscribe to metadata
  • Get notifications on new subscriptions results (via vibration, sound effect, notification)
  • Navigate the results of searches and subscriptions
  • Manage connections to multiple MAP servers
  • Use both basic and certificate-based authentication
  • Import and use new/third party certificates of MAP servers

The software is available at our Github account and can be build with Maven, a Java JDK (>=6) and an installed Android SDK. A Readme file is provided that explains the steps to build and deploy ironcontrol.

We also provide a User and Developer documentation in our Download section.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at f4-i-trust@lists.hs-hannover.de or directly create an Issue at the corresponding Github-project page.

30 Jul 2013

Successful doctoral examinations of former team members

Our former team members and colleagues Ingo Bente and Joerg Vieweg have successfully pass their doctoral examinations on July 26th, 2013 at the Universität der Bundeswehr München.

They both have worked in our research group from 2008 until 2012 as research associates and worked on their PhD theses during that time, which in both cases cover questions about the secure integration of smartphones in busines environments.

The title of the PhD thesis of Ingo Bente is “Towards a Network-based Approach for Smartphone Security”, the title of Joerg Viewegs thesis is “A Concept for a Trustworthy Integration of Smartphones in Business Environments”.

The original (german) news item on the website of the Hochschule Hannover is available here.

alternate text (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Peter Hertling (UniBwM, Chairman of commission), Prof. Dr. Josef von Helden (HsH, advisor), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Mayer (UniBwM, examiner), Prof. Dr. Gabi Dreo Rodosek (UniBwM, 1st reviewer) , Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mark Minas (UniBwM, examiner), Ingo Bente, Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht (Honorary professor UniBwM, 2nd reviewer)

alternate text (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Josef von Helden (HsH, advisor), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Mayer (UniBwM, examiner), Prof. Dr. Gabi Dreo Rodosek (UniBwM, 1st reviewer), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mark Minas (UniBwM, examiner), Jörg Vieweg, Prof. Dr. Peter Hertling (UniBwM, Chairman of commission), Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht (Honorary professor UniBwM, 2nd reviewer)

27 Jul 2013

First prototype of VisITMeta available

The first prototype version of VisITMeta has been released by the Trust@FHH research group via Github.

The main features in this version are:

  • A dataservice component, that connects to a MAP server and records all metadata on a subscription

  • It provides the metadata to other clients via a REST-like interface

  • A visualization component, that renders the metadata via Piccolo2D and JUNG2

  • The GUI supports browsing the history of the metadata via a slider mechanism

  • Changes to the metadata are highlighted with colors

More features and functionality (as well as overall stability) will come in the future, as the project is evolving.

For more information on VisITMeta in general, see the project page on our website or contact us via f4-i-trust@lists.hs-hannover.de.

04 Jul 2013

Trust@FHH participated at the TCG Members Meeting in Dublin

The Trust@FHH research group participated at the Members Meeting of the Trusted Computing Group, that took place from June 25th to 27th in Dublin.

Prof. Dr. Josef von Helden presented the current status of our different OpenSource software and introduced VisITMeta and ironcontrol (a new Android-based IF-MAP tool, developed during a 1-year student project; will be released soon) to the public.

During a live demo, he showed how our several IF-MAP based tools can be used in a combined scenario.

The slides, including a overview of the demo environment, are available in our Publications section.

01 Jul 2013

irondemo - a set of scripts to create your own iron* demo environment (now available)

Today we released a new project on Github, called irondemo.

irondemo is a set of shell and Perl scripts as well as some resources, to build a environment containing our IF-MAP based software from scratch.

In contrast to our the demonstration environment we released last year, irondemo is not a ready-to-use virtual machine, but a toolset with which one can setup a environment based on the latest versions of our software on a system of their own.

The prerequisites are that you must have Git, a Java JDK (1.7) and Maven 3 installed.

At the moment, the following iron* software components are part of irondemo:

  • ifmapj
  • ifmapj-examples
  • ifmapcli
  • irond
  • irongui
  • irondetect
  • irondhcp
  • ironvas
  • VisITMeta

To use irondemo, simply download it via Git and run the first two scripts in the scripts directory; you will end up with compiled versions of our software within the sources folder.

irondemo supports Linux and Mac OS X at the moment (we will change the existing Shell scripts to Perl in the future to also support Windows system).

Please refer to the README for further information, or contact us via f4-i-trust@lists.hs-hannover.de

27 Jun 2013

Launch of new research project CLEARER

We can proudly announce the start of our new research project “CLEARER: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) für Klein- und Mittelständische Unternehmen (KMU)”. SIMU started on October 1st and will be completed in September 2015.

The goal of SIMU is the development of a SIEM system that utilizes novel network security approaches to meet the specific requirements of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) like ease of integration, small administrative effort and cost effectiveness.

SIMU will benefit from the experiences that we and our partners DECOIT GmbH, macmon and ISW have gathered during the [ESUKOM][5] research project. The IF-MAP based software developed during the ESUKOM project will be extended and enhanced to create more sophisticated tools that allow for better automation and address the limited possibilities of SMEs in security expert knowledge and resources.

The SIMU research project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, FKZ: 16KIS0045).

01 Jun 2013

URL for Trust@FHH website has changed!

The URL for the website of the Trust@FHH reserach group has changed.

The new URL is trust.f4.hs-hannover.de, while our old URL trust.inform.fh-hannover.de will redirect to this URL.

From now on we will publicize the new one, changing all links within our software and documentation over time.

06 May 2013
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