• Welcome on CVA!
    This Open Data platform offers various collections of data related to Prof. David Bozzini and MA Sylvain Besençon research on digital security (University of Fribourg, Switzerland). Regularly, we update new data on our favorite areas of interest. This include OpenPGP, Vulnerability disclosure, Cryptography and Bug Bounties.
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    Thanks for visiting and contributing! We hope our datasets will be useful to you.
  • Swiss Post e-voting Timeline


    This timeline offers a glimpse on several controversies related to the Swiss Post evoting system that was put on trial through a Public Intrusion Test in Spring 2019.

    The Trajector of a Vulnerability named EFAIL


    Dealing with EFAIL and the controversies around revealed various areas of frictions that highlighted some general disagreements regarding the management of vulnerability disclosure. We unfold the EFAIL disclosure process through four ethnographic descriptions.

SNSF Digital lives project "Windows of exposure"

Funding Agency

Swiss National Science Foundation

Start and End Date

09/01/2018 to 02/29/2020

Computer Vulnerability + Anthropology

This exploratory project aims to pave the way toward an anthropology of computer (in)security. Computer security is compromised when a vulnerability is exploitable and allows unauthorized access to digital devices or networks. Currently, such computer vulnerabilities represent a considerable threat to the security of contemporary societies and bear tremendous consequences to political processes, the economy and impact social norms and practices. This "digital lives" project aims to account for the socio-cultural dynamics, ethical dimensions and (in)securitziation processes embedded into three interconnected issues: the practices of vulnerability disclosure, operational security and advocacy related to digital rights and governance.

Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography

Principal Investigator

Professor David Bozzini

Anthropologie sociale
Département des Sciences sociales
PER21 – Bureau G302
Pérolles 90, CH-1700 Fribourg
+41 26 300 78 40

PhD Student

Sylvain Besençon

Anthropologie sociale
Département des Sciences sociales
PER21 – Bureau G320
Pérolles 90, CH-1700 Fribourg
+41 26 300 78 46
PGP ID key: A040 6B3A

Webmaster of PECE

Elise Vuitton

Étudiante MA
Webmaster of PECE
Anthropologie sociale
Département des Sciences sociales

Former contributor

Audrey Varone

Etudiante BA
Webmaster of PECE
Anthropologie sociale
Département des Sciences sociales