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

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.

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.

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