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Introduction / mission
The interconnectivity and pervasiveness of computers and embedded systems is not only determining new functionalities, but is also opening the way to increasingly sophisticated attacks. In recent years the field of security has become a key focus of computer science research around the globe. The mission of the Security group (SEC), which is part of EPSI, the Eindhoven Institute for the Protection of Systems and Information, is to realize a more secure and privacy-preserving digital infrastructure. We believe this goal can only be achieved by investigating the overall cybersecurity problem, tackling the engineering, deployment, management, and maintenance perspectives of systems and ICT infrastructures. Our research interests are a reflection of this and span from security deployment and management, to physical security and attack engineering.
The SEC group takes a multi-faceted approach to the full systems security process in order to counter today’s security challenges.
Cybersecurity challenges are innumerable: from advanced and nation-state malware, evolving evasive attack techniques, to the new frontiers of IoT security, access control, and physical security. In reaction to this, SEC’s approach to system security covers offensive and defensive aspects of system security, targeting concrete security problems and addressing the underlying, fundamental issues. SEC’s strength lies in its ability to empirically and theoretically understand the full security process: from attack generation and system management, to policy specification and user aspects.
Research in the Security (SEC) group spans three areas vital to the security of decentralized and embedded systems:
- Security policy specification & enforcement
- Security of embedded systems
- Threat intelligence and defense
SEC sits at the intersection of these areas, addressing challenging operative and theoretical problems: for example, by monitoring underground activities and studying the techno-economic principles driving attack production, SEC maintains a unique perspective on the offensive side of computer security. This understanding is channeled into novel approaches such as new monitoring techniques to detect attacks targeting IT and IoT systems and new adaptive security and authentication mechanisms. SEC has made significant contributions to secure key storage in embedded systems by devising algorithms for randomness extraction from Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs). Furthermore, SEC pioneered Quantum Readout of PUFs, an object authentication technology that is immune to spoofing.
Scientific staff: S. Etalle (HGL, 0.6 fte), W. Michiels (d-HLG, 0.2 fte), M. Petkovic (d-HLG, 0.2 fte), N. Zannone (UHD), L. Allodi (UD), J. den Hartog (UD), B. Škorić (UD), S. Sciancalepore (UD), E. Zambon (Researcher)
PhD students: A. Aarts, P. Burda, M. Campobasso, S. Clark, G.F.C. Dupont, A. Gallucci, B. Joudeh, L. Kersten, Ch. Leite da Silva, V. Liventsev, G. Mehri, M. Rosso, D.R. George, S. Kempinski
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Temel, M. H. & Škorić, B., 11 May 2022, (Accepted/In press) 2022 Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the Benelux. 7 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Academic › peer-reviewOpen Access
Joudeh, B. & Škorić, B., 18 Apr 2022
Research output: Other contribution › Other research outputFile
Enhancing the resilience of critical infrastructures: Statistical analysis of power grid spectral clustering and post-contingency vulnerability metricsRocchetta, R., 1 May 2022, In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 159, 16 p., 112185.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile19 Downloads (Pure)
Best paper award at the 7th International Symposium on Data-driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA 2017)
Prize: Other › Career, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.) › Scientific
Wüst, C. C. (Recipient), Steffens, L. (Recipient), Bril, Reinder J. (Recipient) & Verhaegh, W. F. J. (Recipient), 1 Jul 2004
Prize: Other › Career, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.) › ScientificFile
Savio Sciancalepore (Editorial board member)2021 → 31 Mar 2023
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Publication peer-review › Scientific
Bram C.M. Cappers (Speaker)27 Nov 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk › Professional
Press / Media
1 item of Media coverage
Press/Media: Expert Comment
APWG 2021 ECrime Symposium Surveys The CV19 Cybercrime Wave, Its Aftermath And Considers The Future It Portends
17 items of Media coverage
Press/Media: Expert Comment
29 Oct 2018
Supervisor: den Hartog, J. (Supervisor 1), Constante, E. (External person) (External coach) & Dagrada, M. (External person) (External coach)
Student thesis: MasterFile