The three Swedish institutes Innventia, SP and Swedish ICT, of which SICS was a part, have merged in order to become a stronger research and innovation partner for businesses and society: RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

Since its creation in March 2015, W3C’s e-learning platform W3Cx has trained more than half a million people from all over the world in Web design and development. By following W3Cx online courses, they have increased their digital skills that can lead to an exciting career in an in-demand and fast-growing field.

Researchers at CWI and Google won the Pwnie Award for Best Cryptographic Attack 2017 for being the first to break the SHA-1 internet security standard in practice in February. They received the prize on 26 July, during the BlackHat USA security conference in Las Vegas. The team consisted of Marc Stevens (CWI), Elie Bursztein (Google), Pierre Karpman (CWI), Ange Albertini and Yarik Markov (Google). The prize is a recognition for the most impactful cryptographic attack against real-world systems, protocols or algorithms, and the winners are selected by security industry professionals. The nominated read: “The SHAttered attack team generated the first known collision for full SHA-1. (…) A practical collision like this, moves folks still relying on a deprecated protocol to action.”  

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