Open Ports

Open Port Events

We have a variety of “Open Port” events during which renowned cyber security experts will come to ETH to discuss their field's current state with a small group of students.

In cyber security, an “Open Port” is an integral part of internet communication. Similarly, our Open Port events are there to communicate, connect and learn from each other. These events are an excellent opportunity for ETH students to gain an insight into the industry and public services. Additionally, in good ETH fashion, there will be an apero after most of our events. In particular circumstances, Open Ports are held virtually in highly interactive settings to the delight of speakers and students alike.


Upcoming Open Port Events

  • November 22, 18:15 - 19:15 (followed by an apéro)
    food&lab (CAB H 41)

    Are you interested to learn about cyber security in the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)? This Open Port will be an interactive workshop about the role of the ICRC in cyber space and its own cyber security infrastructure. No prior knowledge is required.

  • October 12, 18:15 - 19:15
    food&lab (CAB H 41)

    Do you want to learn more about the security and privacy implications of machine learning? Then join us on October 12 with Florian Tramèr for an interactive session, and learn about state-of-the-art research on the darker side of machine learning!

    This Open Port will provide an overview of the burgeoning field of adversarial machine learning. We will see how to fool models into misbehaving by manipulating their inputs and training examples, and how models can inadvertently leak private data. The talk will be accompanied by an interactive Colab tutorial where you will learn to attack and defend neural networks.

    Florian Tramèr was a visiting researcher at Google Brain, and started as a professor at ETH in the autumn semester 2022.

    We are very happy to invite you to an apéro after the session.

    Register here
  • October 5, 18:15 - 20:00
    food&lab (CAB H 41)

    Curious about the future of physical security infrastructure? Then join us on October 5th for an interactive workshop with Andreas Häberli from dormakaba!

    As one of the leaders in the physical security industry, dormakaba has recently introduced a cloud based service for mobile phones to open doors. In many cases such mobile keys are about the replace mechanical keys and RFID badges. This Open Port will give us a look behind the scenes of the mobile key with a focus on security.

    We are very happy to invite you to an apéro after the session.

    Register here
  • 18. May 2022, 18:15-19:15
    food&lab (CAB H 41)

    Have you ever wondered what the cybersecurity industry looks like in Switzerland?
    Then join us on May 18 for an interactive exploration of the Swiss cybersecurity landscape, together with our speakers from the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS):

    • - Marcel Zumbühl, Co-President ISSS, CISO at Swiss Post
    • - Arié Malz, Co-President ISSS, Director Life Cycle Management at the Federal Office for Property, Construction and Logistics (BBL)
    • - Angelo Mathis, Director Digital Assurance at PwC

    The ISSS is an active and independent organization with more than 1100 security professionals and security enthusiasts from business, administration and science. They deal with technical, legal and organizational information security-related aspects. They organize events, webinars, and networking possibilities for their members. Moreover, they award outstanding Bachelor, Master and PhD theses in the field of information security from students of Swiss universities.

    We are very happy to invite you to an apéro after the session.

  • Speakers

    Join us as a Speaker

    Do you have valuable insights in current cyber security topics and want to share them with a small group of students? We are always looking for cyber security experts who will take a speaker's role at our events. As a speaker you will benefit from an interested and engaged audience.

    Get in touch with us! We will be delighted to discuss with you how to bring your cyber experience to ETH.


    Past Open Port Events

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