Cybersecurity

at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science

 
The Cybersecurity group conducts research into various topics, ranging from cryptography to data analytics, and focuses on improving cybersecurity. We aim to make – in particular the digital – world safer by furthering state-of-the-art computer science theories, algorithms, and implementations.

 
Research area

In privacy, we develop advanced methods for homomorphic encryption and multi-party computing with application in data sharing and blockchain. In hardware, we use machine learning to develop new attack mechanisms for side-channel analysis, and evolutionary algorithms to create improved hardware designs. In networking, we build crawlers and fuzzers to collect big data sets that give us an overview of the latest security threats. In software, we develop new algorithms for automated reverse engineering or analysis of applications.

We develop solutions that contribute to the very latest technology in the fields of computer security and artificial intelligence (AI). Examples include the development of learning algorithms that can handle large network data flows, deep learning methods that are immune to common side-channel defenses, machine learning algorithms that can operate on encrypted data, and analysis of the latest security threats. We aim to publish our results in scientific journal and conferences of A and A* quality, and to transfer our scientific know-how and technologies to students, and our public and private partners in the field of cybersecurity.


Education

We are responsible for cybersecurity education at B.Sc. and M.Sc. level in the computer science program. Since 2013, a specialization program on cybersecurity exists within the master program in Computer Science. We closely collaborate in teaching, student supervision and research with other groups within Computer Science (such as Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, and Delft Blockchain lab), and in particular with our colleagues in the Cybersecurity group at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management through the Computer Science special program Cybersecurity, and the Executive Master program Cybersecurity.

Collaborations with external organizations are essential for education and research in cybersecurity. The cybersecurity group has an extensive network of public and private partnerships, which in many cases provide us with use cases, cybersecurity data, and financial support. Our research and education can therefore be characterized as being use-inspired and fundamental, ranging from developing new security and AI algorithms to engaging with real use cases of our partners.

 

Research activities
The research activities are organized around our faculty members.

News

29 januari 2018

TU versterkt banden met cyber security-wereld

TU versterkt banden met cyber security-wereld

Twee Delftse cyber security-onderzoekers werken sinds kort intern bij het Delftse Fox-IT. Zo hebben ze structureler toegang tot data van het beveiligingsbedrijf en kan de toenemende stroom studenten er gemakkelijker binnenkomen voor afstudeeronderzoek. Hun eerste drie studenten gaan nu beginnen.

15 januari 2018

Afstudeeronderzoekers TU Delft vinden vaste thuisbasis bij Fox-IT

Afstudeeronderzoekers TU Delft vinden vaste thuisbasis bij Fox-IT

Afstudeeronderzoekers van de TU Delft wisten altijd al hun weg te vinden naar beveiligingsbedrijf Fox-IT maar sinds kort hebben de Delftse ‘buren’ de intentie uitgesproken hun samenwerking verder te intensiveren. Vanuit een gezamenlijk perspectief; ‘samenwerken aan een veiligere digitale samenleving, en het bedenken van innovatieve oplossingen in cyber security’ hebben de TU Delft en Fox een gezamelijke onderzoeksagenda opgesteld. Door onderzoekers van de TU Delft een vaste plek in het bedrijf te geven kan er gedegen maar vlot en zonder (veiligheids)belemmeringen gewerkt worden aan gezamenlijke onderzoeksprojecten.

11 januari 2018

Research Paper Tobias Fiebig about security risks of Domain-Validated Certificates

Research Paper Tobias Fiebig about security risks of Domain-Validated Certificates

Assistant professor Tobias Fiebig from the ESS department recently published a research paper in which a new procedural way to reduce the risks of Domain-Validated Certificates is presented. The paper called ‘Cloud Strife: Mitigating the Security Risks of Domain-Validated Certificates’ was co-written with scientists from amongst others University of California.

15 december 2017

Lustrumlezing: Cyberwar

Lustrumlezing: Cyberwar

20 november 2017

DSyS open call for joint research proposals on cyber security won by the 3ME/EWI team

DSyS open call for joint research proposals on cyber security won by the 3ME/EWI team

The DSyS open call for joint research proposals on cyber security has been won by the 3ME/EWI team members Dr. Tamas Keviczky, Dr. Zekeriya Erkin and Mr. Lakshminarayanan Nandakumar.

30 oktober 2017

Keynote "Blockchain: A Disruptive Technology with its Limitations”

Keynote "Blockchain: A Disruptive Technology with its Limitations”

Dr. Zeki Erkin was invited to give a keynote in the 51st International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology in Madrid Spain on “Blockchain: A Disruptive Technology with its Limitations.”

27 oktober 2017

Leon Helsloot is selected and has the best master thesis of EEMCS

Leon Helsloot is selected and has the best master thesis of EEMCS

We are very happy to inform you that the MSc thesis of Leon Helsloot, who received his MSc degree in August 2017 with a final grade of 9.5

26 oktober 2017

Sjors Hijgenaar receives a 9.5 for his thesis: "A Decentralised Energy Trading Architecture for Future Smart Grid Load Balancing"

Sjors Hijgenaar receives a 9.5 for his thesis: "A Decentralised Energy Trading Architecture for Future Smart Grid Load Balancing"

Former master student Sjors Hijgenaar, supervised by Z. Erkin and received 9.5 for his thesis, presented his work “A Decentralised Energy Trading Architecture for Future Smart Grid Load Balancing”

25 oktober 2017

It is also open access week at TU Delft

It is also open access week at TU Delft

TU Delft Prof Pieter Hartel, associate editor of the Springer Open Access journal Crime Science reports that: * Crime Science is amongst the most read journals of the entire Springer journal collection in Criminology. * Open access papers have more impact. For Crime Science 30% of the papers have been read at least 4,000 times and 10% of the papers have been read at least 10,000 times. * More and more funding agencies require open access publication.

20 oktober 2017

DSys - Cybersecurity @ TU Delft festive meetup

DSys - Cybersecurity @ TU Delft festive meetup

About 35 researchers from different disciplines within Cyber Security @ TU Delft came together to discuss future collaboration and learn about the do’s and don’ts of entrepreneurship in the field.