Zu den ATHENE Lectures laden wir etablierte nationale und inter­nationale Cyber­security-Expert*innen, die uns Einblicke in ihre neuesten Foschungsergebnisse geben.
Die Lectures finden meist hybrid (vor Ort am Fraunhofer SIT in Darmstadt) statt, so dass auch die Möglichkeit besteht, sich persönlich mit den wichtigsten Akteuren der Cybersicherheit zu treffen und auszutauschen. Die Vortragssprache ist Englisch.


November 28, 2023, 14:00-15:00


hybrid: vor Ort am Fraunhofer SIT, Darmstadt oder Link nach Anmeldung

hybrid: vor Ort am Fraunhofer SIT, Darmstadt oder Link nach Anmeldung




Die Vorträge sind öffentlich. Interessierte Besucher*innen sind herzlich willkommen. 

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Free, secret, universal and equal elections are the core element of democracies. In many cases the default voting channel is the paper one (i.e. votes are cast on paper either in the polling station or at home and then send via postal service to some central place). However, due to the pandemic, more and more election management boards considered using remote electronic voting systems and several decided to actually offer an electronic voting channel. In particular, in Germany, often, so called black box voting systems are used while researchers have been proposing end-to-end verifiable voting schemes. In this talk, Melanie Volkamer will discuss risks of black box voting systems as well as challenges of end-to-end verifiable voting schemes. The focus will be voter behaviour related challenges and how these challenges can be addressed when taking a human centred approach.  


Professor Dr. Melanie Volkamer is the head of the research group "Security * Usability * Society" (SECUSO) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The research group has been part of the Institute for Applied Informatics and Formal Description Languages (AIFB) since 2018. Before, she researched at TU Darmstadt and Karlstad University.
Melanie Volkamer is a PI at the KASTEL Security Research Lab. Her research focuses on human aspects on various research questions in the context of human centred security and privacy. She did her PhD on the security evaluation of electronic voting system and was consulted by various national and inter­national election management boards as well as by the OSCE and the Council of Europe.