Cyber Security Webinar by Dr. Alessandro Brighente of the University of Padova - Electric Vehicles Profiling via Charging-Current Demand

01 maart 2022 12:00 t/m 12:45 - Locatie: ZOOM-MEETING | Zet in mijn agenda

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The physical signals exchanged between the Electric Vehicle (EV) and the EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) represent information that a malicious user could exploit for profiling. Furthermore, as a large number of EVSEs has been deployed in public places to ease out-of-home EV charging, an attacker might easily have physical access to unsecured data.
In this talk, we present EVScout, a novel attack to profile EVs during the charging process. By exploiting the physical signals exchanged by the EV and the EVSE as a side-channel to extract information, EVScout builds a set of features peculiar for each EV. As an EVScout component, we also propose a novel feature extraction framework, based on the intrinsic characteristics of EV batteries, to identify features from the exchanged electric current.

Short Bio:

Alessandro Brighente received his MSc in Telecommunication Engineering and Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2016 and 2021, respectively. Before Ph.D., he was research fellow at the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padova, working on resource allocation for 5G networks. In 2019, he was Visiting Researcher at the Nokia Bell Labs, Stuttgart, Germany, where I worked on Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications.
After the Ph.D., he joined the SPRITZ group at the Department of Mathematics, University of Padova, focusing on security and privacy. He has been TPC of several conferences (including Globecom and VTC) and Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. His research interests include security and privacy of wireless communications, autonomous vehicles, cyber-physical systems, internet of things, 5G and beyond, and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

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