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

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.

13 juni 2017

Challenges and solutions Smart Grid Cyber Security at the PowerWeb event

Challenges and solutions Smart Grid Cyber Security at the PowerWeb event

Op vrijdag 9 juni 2017 leerden bezoekers van het jaarlijkse TU Delft PowerWeb-event van alles over de uitdagingen en oplossingen voor cybersecurity van slimme elektriciteitsnetten (Smart Grids).

08 juni 2017

Talk at CGI about Blockchain. A disruptive technology shaping the world.

Talk at CGI about Blockchain. A disruptive technology shaping the world.

On the 8th of June, a number of people from Oil and Gas Industry interested in Blockchain gathered around at Eneco building in Rotterdam Alexander. Organised by CGI, the round table discussion took place on what Blockchain was and what it was not; it’s limitations and different use cases. Dr. Zeki Erkin of TU Delft gave a talk about Blockchain in general. A fruitful discussion on the usage of Blockchain in Smart Grids concluded that a teaming-up was needed to investigate future use of the technology.

19 mei 2017

CYBERCRIME and the importance of Cyber Security Education

CYBERCRIME and the importance of Cyber Security Education

The Dutch newspaper Nederlands Dagblad published an article (Dutch) on cybercrime and the importance of Cyber Security education with an interview with TU Delft Prof Pieter Hartel.

17 mei 2017

International One Conference 2017 - We are all connected

International One Conference 2017 - We are all connected

On 16 and 17 May the 9th Annual International One Conference was organised by the National Cyber Security Centre with over 80 speakers including 11 year old Rueben Paul.

01 mei 2017

Joint call for proposals U.S. - Netherlands Cyber Security Research Programme

Joint call for proposals U.S. - Netherlands Cyber Security Research Programme

This is a Joint call for proposals from NWO, the Ministery of Justice & Security and the Department of Homeland Security, Cyber Security Division. NWO, in the name of the funding partners, invites researchers with a background in ICT or Computer Science to submit a proposal within the themes of this call, in partnership with a U.S. co-applicant. The US co-applicant should submit his proposal at DHS CSD.

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