USA: Virginia ditches DRE voting machines after ITU researcher’s hack

IT securityCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentResearchdemocracye-government

September 12, 2017

In July 2017 associate professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Carsten Schürmann made the headlines in the international media with a hack that demonstrated the vulnerabilities of the DRE voting machines used in the U.S. elections. Now these voting machines are decertified in the state of Virginia.

Carsten Schürmann, lektor på ITU.

ITU researcher’s hack of a US voting machine makes headlines around the world

IT securityCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmsdemocracydigitizatione-governmentinnovationmanagement

August 1, 2017

Carsten Schürmann, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, hacked an American WINVote machine at DEF CON, one of the world's largest hacker conventions. The hack has now been receiving a lot attention in some of the worlds most influential media.

Professor Roman Beck

New center will turn Denmark into a blockchain hub

IT securityRoman BeckBusiness IT DepartmentResearchEntrepreneurshipCollaborationsEducationComputer Science DepartmentBlockchaininnovationprivacy

June 15, 2017

Blockchain technologies will revolutionize IT systems worldwide. However the revolution comes with both opportunities and challenges in a broad range of areas. At the IT University of Copenhagen, professor Roman Beck has now established European Blockchain Center, which will ensure that Denmark is at the forefront of the field.


Your smartwatch can reveal your PIN code

IT securityEducationprivacywearables

January 14, 2016

Smartwatches can measure your heart rate, count your steps and calculate how many calories you burn. But the motion sensors built into the watches can also track your PIN code, according to a Master’s thesis from the IT University of Copenhagen – and this information can potentially be exploited by cybercriminals.

Crytoparty på ITU

“Appropriate paranoia” at ITU’s first cryptoparty

IT securitystudent lifeprivacy

November 27, 2015

Workshop on online privacy drew a full house – two ITU-students organized the event.

OpenITU Cybersecurity

OpenITU: How to protect against cybercrime?

IT securityEventsCarsten Schürmann

November 16, 2015

As we become more reliant on modern technology, we also become more vulnerable to cybercrime. So how do we protect our information systems in the digital age? What are the main challenges facing IT professionals and society at large?