My year in numbers for 2020.
An analysis of the Google Metrics 2020 for security venues.
My year in numbers for 2019.
I now finished converting this page (and in particular, the ~80 news posts) to use the Hugo framework with Academic theme.
We are finally able to announce our KNOB attack work, a project with Daniele Antonioli (SUTD) and Kasper Rasmussen (Oxford). In the work, we show that the Bluetooth protocol as used by billions of devices is broken from a security perspective, and attackers can eavesdrop and manipulate communication in a stealthy way.
An analysis of the Google Metrics 2019 for security venues.
My two first PhD students, Daniele Antonioli and Hamid Ghaeini, successfully defended their PhD in Singapore yesterday. Daniele presented his thesis with the title "Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Secure Cyber-Physical and Wireless Systems", which included two recent tier one publications. Hamid's thesis has the title "Threats to Industrial Control Systems and Process-based Countermeasures", and included a recent RAID paper.
My year in numbers for 2018.
An analysis of the Google Metrics 2018 for security venues.
In August 2018, I will leave SUTD and join CISPA as faculty member. CISPA is a German research center focusing on world-class security research, headed by Michael Backes..
My year in numbers for 2017.
Prof. Ralph Holz from Syndey University will visit SUTD on 7 Nov. At 3pm in LT3, he will give a public talk on the following topic.
We are hosting Prof. Debdeep Mukhopadhyay on Oct 12 at SUTD. He will give a public talk with the title Break one link and the whole chain falls apart!: Embedding Security in Things to Cloud.
Abstract: With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) the need and challenges of security have increased manifold. Starting from the miniature devices, which are often resource constrained, to the pervasive omni-present cloud, all avenues for a potential attack need to be mitigated.
We held our finals for the National Science Experiment Data Challenge 2017 at SUTD on September 13.
I am happy to announce that my PhD students Hamid and Daniele both won an award each at the FIRST industry workshop, held at SUTD.
An analysis of the Google Metrics 2017 for security venues.
We just concluded our main event for this year, the Secure Cyber-Physical Systems Week at SUTD.
We have finalized our selection of panelists for the 2-day Think-In event at next week’s SCy-Phy Systems week.
Our paper “SIPHON: Towards Scalable High-Interaction Physical Honeypots” won the best paper award at the 3rd ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS), co-located with AsiaCCS.
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_.
Our Battle of the Attack Detection Algorithms (BATADAL) competition finished yesterday, and we now released the true labels to the participants.
My year in numbers for 2016.
We have several open positions in the National Science Experiment: Research Assistant (Data analytics, Python), Web Dev (MEAN stack), Research Assistant/PostDoc (Data analytics).
Davide Balzarotti released the following very nice analysis of academic research on security as published in the Top4 venues in the last 10 years.
I use SVN for my personal documents, research and teaching material. I finally got around to configure the server in what I expect to be a secure and usuable setup for multiple users.
I recently got bibrest into a usable state, a pet project that is aimed at providing dynamic .bib files for websites.
My SCy-Phy group is currently looking for at least one Post-Doc from October 2016 onwards. Potential projects are ASPIRE and ReSILIoT.
An analysis of the Google Metrics 2017 for security venues.
I’m hosting Prof. Adrian Perrig from ETH Zurich at SUTD on May 11 2016. He will give a public talk with the following details.
Our National Science Experiment team at SUTD was awarded the SG Mark 2016 from the Design Business Chamber Singapore. More information here.
I’m hosting Prof. Dieter Gollmann from TUHH on March 17 2016. He will give a public talk with the following details.
At the beginning of February 2016, my publications reached 500 citations according to Google scholar.
Our National Science experiment was recently featured in the Straits Times, our national newspaper. More info here.
Skyhook is the localization service we use to determine locations of measurements taken in the National Science Experiment. They did a quick interview on the project with me.
This week, the first run of the National Science Experiment started with about 15,000 sensor nodes distributed to schools all over Singapore.
We now have a website for the SCy-Phy group at SUTD, follow this link. We will use it to provide updates on our research projects, and the group members.
I willl visit the SVA group of Prof. Dieter Gollmann at TUHH. On August 20, 10.30am, I will give an invited talk with the title “Challenges and Opportunities in Practical Industrial Control System Security Research”.
I recently discovered that you can also use Google scholar to search for all articles hosted by an institution, and all faculty members with a Scholar profile at that institution.
An analysis of the Google Metrics for security venues.
SWaT, our testbed for security research on industrial control systems, was launched this week. SWaT faithfully replicates a water treatment system, including the physical process with pipes, tanks, filter, and chemical treatment.
Hamid Reza Ghaeini joined my group as PhD student in January. He earned his MSc from Tarbiat Modares University, Teheran.
Our national experiment proposal was announced by President Dr Tony Tan. This project is led by Prof. Erik Wilhelm of the EPD pillar at SUTD. The project aims to provide Singaporean school students with smart sensors that can be used for scientific experiments at school. In total, it will involve 250,000 students over the next three years.
NRF has announced the 7 accepted proposals (out of 20) for the National Cybersecurity Research programme, for a total funding of S$42M.
This short post summarizes the settings required to connect to SUTD’s Juniper VPN box from Ubuntu (other distros might slightly differ). This is enabled due to MadScientist’s perl scripting magic, and some trial & error on my side.
I will join the CYPRO project of the iTrust centre as Co-PI. In particular, I will be responsible for the research task Defending against physical attacks. For that grant, I will work together with Dr. He Liang from SUTD.
My proposal for Project SAFE was accepted by SUTD last week. The project will start in August’14 and is planned to run for three years. Overall funding is 100k SGD.
I started to put of preliminary information on 50.020 Security for Fall term 2014 here. I also added the contact info with some directions.