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

22 september 2017

TU Delft and SUTD start collaboration on cutting-edge research projects in cyber security.

TU Delft and SUTD start collaboration on cutting-edge research projects in cyber security.

Joint empirical research in state-of-the-art testbeds for innovative Cyber Security solutions.

22 september 2017

The Australian government invests $50 million into cyber security research

The Australian government invests $50 million into cyber security research

The Hon Craig Laundy MP, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, announced today that a new industry-led cyber security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will build Australia’s cyber security capability and deliver solutions to ensure the safety of our businesses and citizens in cyberspace.

11 september 2017

Door mijn onderzoek worden ad blockers overbodig

Door mijn onderzoek worden ad blockers overbodig

Leon Helsloot studeerde op 30 augustus af binnen de groep van Zekeriya Erkin (Cyber Security) met een 9,5 voor zijn master thesis: Preserving Privacy through Cryptography in Online Behavioural Advertising.

04 september 2017

NRC Live event Cybersecurity: de volgende stap

Een bomvol programma dat kijkt naar de menselijke factor binnen cybersecurity. Tijdens het event zal Michel van Eeten Hoogleraar Governance of Cybersecurity een presentatie geven.

17 augustus 2017

Dr. Zeki Erkin over: "Waarom we online allemaal "John Doe" moeten heten."

Als gebruikers zijn we gegevensleveranciers aan het worden in plaats van consumenten. Alle gegevens die we delen via sociale media of die we verstrekken aan onlinediensten zoals webwinkels, worden ergens opgeslagen. En helaas liggen sommige van die gegevens voor het oprapen. Zeki Erkin legt uit waarom het belangrijk is dat we allemaal onze privacy blijven waarderen, en hoe cryptografie hierbij kan helpen.

17 augustus 2017

ERC Starting Grant voor Manuel Mazo Jr.

Manuel Mazo Jr., onderzoeker en docent bij Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) heeft een ERC Starting Grant toegewezen gekregen. Manuel doet onderzoek naar control systems.

24 juli 2017

Darknet training concepts validated by Hansa Market takedown

Darknet training concepts validated by Hansa Market takedown

The High Tech Crime Unit of the Dutch National Police, in cooperation with Europol and the FBI, has just validated one the key insights of darknet policing research: infiltrating darknet market places is more effective than taking them down.

05 juli 2017

Cybersecurity @ TU Delft on a research visit to Singapore

Cybersecurity @ TU Delft on a research visit to Singapore

Cybersecurity researchers of TU Delft, led by professors Inald Lagendijk, Pieter Hartel, and Robert Kooij visited Singapore for an MSc & PhD collaboration between Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and TU Delft.

01 juli 2017

New Cybersecurity staff member: Stjepan Picek

New Cybersecurity staff member: Stjepan Picek

Please welcome dr Stjepan Picek as the newest member of staff to cybersecurity @ TUDelft. Stjepan joins us as an assistant professor at the Cys group of the EEMCS faculty.

21 juni 2017

Fighting cybercrime by thinking like an attacker

Fighting cybercrime by thinking like an attacker

Cybercrime causes the community billions of euros of damage every year and has a huge impact on crucial infrastructure, as well as the economy.