On April 25th, 2018 in Konstanz, the IT Security Award was awarded for the eighth time. This prize, jointly presented by CAST e.V. and the Department of Security - Protection and Reliability of the "Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.", honors outstanding dissertations in the field of IT security.
Two finalists presented their work, which had previously been selected by the CAST/GI jury from all submissions. Subsequently, the award winner was chosen on the basis of his presentation and the subsequent discussion of the experts present.
The winner of this years CAST/GI Promotionspreis IT-Sicherheit is Dr. Sebastian Banescu (TU München) for his work on Characterizing the Strength of Software Obfuscation Against Automated Attacks.
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