SCy-Phy Systems Week 2017

We will organize the third SCy-Phy systems week in June, from 5 June 2017 to 9 June 2017. As part of the event, we will have a 2 day Think-In session with panelists and interactive discussions, and another iteration of the S3 event (this year’s name: S317). At the S317, international teams from academia and industry will try to attack our Industrial Control System testbeds. More information here.

Visit by Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

We are hosting Professor Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi from TU Darmstadt at SUTD on March 23. He will give a talk at 3:30 in LT3, titled Things, Trouble, Trust: On Building Trust in IoT Systems.


The emerging and much-touted Internet of Things (IoT) under the slogan “connecting the unconnected” presents a variety of security and privacy challenges in a broad spectrum of application domains, ranging from large-scale smart energy grids to smart vehicles, homes and personal wearable devices. Prominent among these challenges is the establishment of trust in remote IoT devices typically attained via remote attestation, a distinct security service that aims to ascertain the current state of potentially compromised remote devices.
However, recent studies have revealed many security vulnerabilities in embedded devices that are core components of the IoT. On the other hand, established protection measures for traditional computing platforms and networks may not always directly apply to IoT due to their diversity, resource constrains and large scale.
In this talk we survey the landscape of the recent research on security architectures and particularly scalable remote attestation schemes for IoT devices. We also discuss their effectiveness and related tradeoffs as well as future research challenges and directions.

CfP: CANS 2017

I am on the TPC for the Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS), and the CfP was released. CANS 2017 will be held in Hong Kong on November 30-December 2.

The submission should be at most 16 pages (LNCS). The conference will also consider short submissions of up to 8 pages for results that are preliminary or that simply require few pages to describe. Authors of regular submitted papers will indicate at the time of submission whether they would like their paper to also be considered for publication as a short paper (8 proceedings pages).

Important dates: Abstract deadline July 18, 2017, full paper on July 25

BATADAL Finished

Our Battle of the Attack Detection Algorithms (BATADAL) competition finished yesterday, and we now released the true labels to the participants. In BATADAL, we released a series of datasets taken from a Water Distribution System simulation, containing normal operations and labeled and unlabeled attacks. Participants were to design algorithms to precisely determine when attacks occur (and stop) in real-time. The official results will be disclosed at EWRI in May, together with a panel discussion. More information on our website.