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Meetup of TUHH Alumni Singapore Chapter + Special Guest


I’m organizing a meetup of TUHH’s Singapore Alumni chapter on Nov 8, 4:30pm-6pm at SUTD. The plan is to give TUHH Alumni a chance to get to know each other, briefly show them the campus, and present research projects we do (e.g. www.nse.sg, and security research). Afterwards, we can have dinner nearby for everyone interested (self paid).

For everyone interested: please write me a quick mail, so I can make sure to keep you updated.

As a special guest, we will be joined by Prof. Ed Brinksma, who was just elected as next President of TUHH! So don’t miss this opportunity to connect back to TUHH.

Hope to see you all soon!

MSSD Program at SUTD

I am involved in designing SUTD’s upcoming Masters’ in Security by Design (MSSD) Program. This will be ISTD’s first Masters’ program, the start is scheduled to be in September 2017. Applications can be submitted now on our website linked above. About the program:

The MSSD programme is one-of-a-kind in that it focuses on bringing cybersecurity at the design stage of critical infrastructure and enterprise networks. This focus enables the training of a special type of engineer who can not only contribute to the security of organizations that do online business, but also to the security of large scale public infrastructures such as power grid, water treatment and distribution, transportation, and oil and natural gas processing.

More information can be found here.

CfP Workshop on Security for Embedded and Mobile Systems

I am on the TPC of the Workshop on Security for Embedded and Mobile Systems (SEMS) 2017, held in between with IEEE S&P and EUROCRYPT 2017 in Paris.

Embedded and mobile devices that provide security and crypto functionalities and manage private and confidential data are omnipresent in our daily lives. Examples of such devices range from smart cards and RFID tags, to mobile phones, tablets, and IoT devices. Ensuring the security and privacy of these devices is a challenging problem, as witnessed by recent breaking of crypto and security systems used in mobile phones, car keys, and RFID-enabled cards. Typical threats to extract the keys include side-channel and fault analysis.
Additionally, the vulnerabilities of the devices imply also privacy concerns. The operating systems supporting some of those devices, particularly mobile phones and tablets, but also IoT ones, have become very complex. Various sorts of malware present a constant threat for users. Although measures like application sandboxing take place, they also open the court for new attacks by constantly collecting and organizing sensitive information about the user.
The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research results on the following topics of interest:
* security architectures for embedded and mobile systems
* physical (side-channel and fault) attacks on embedded and mobile systems
* hardware security of mobile devices
* (mobile) malware detection and prevention
* machine learning applications to highlight possible threats to user privacy
* privacy-preserving issues for mobile devices
* secure localization and location privacy for mobile devices
* security and privacy in the Internet of Things
* secure execution environments (e.g., TrustZone, TPMs) on mobile devices
* sensor spoofing attacks
We especially encourage novel ideas exploiting architecture-specific or novel “out of the box” attacks combining ideas from different communities, e.g., malware detection or privacy violation using side-channels.

Important dates:

  • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2016
  • Notification: Jan 20, 2017
  • Camera Ready Submission: Feb 13, 2017
  • Workshop: April 29, 2017

More info here.

CfP: CPSS 2017

I am on the PC of the Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS), and the CfP was just released

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) consist of large-scale interconnected systems of heterogeneous components interacting with their physical environments. There are a multitude of CPS devices and applications being deployed to serve critical functions in our lives. The security of CPS becomes extremely important. This workshop will provide a platform for professionals from academia, government, and industry to discuss how to address the increasing security challenges facing CPS. Besides invited talks, we also seek novel submissions describing theoretical and practical security solutions to CPS. Papers that are pertinent to the security of embedded systems, SCADA, smart grid, and critical infrastructure networks are all welcome, especially in the domains of energy and transportation.

Submission deadline is December 1. CPSS will be held in conjunction with ACM AsiaCCS’17
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2, 2017.

CfP RFIDsec 2016

I am on the TPC for the 12th Workshop on RFID and IoT Security (RFIDsec) 2016, and the call for papers was just released. Submission Date is 12 September 2016.

Started in 2005, RFIDsec has become the premier venue devoted to security and privacy of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The nature of radio-enabled item identification and automatic data capture has significantly changed overthe years driven by the interest in overarching applications such as the Internet-of-Things and cyber-physical systems. As such, RFIDsec has also broadened its scope and seeks papers describing any contributions to security and privacy in any application area related to any constrained wireless devices, such as sensor nodes, smart wearables, contactless smart cards, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and RFID tags.

More details here.

Call for Papers: SG-CRC 2017

I’m on the TPC for the Singapore Cyber Security R&D Conference (SG-CRC) 2017, and the CfP was just released. The conference will be held in Singapore on 21-22 February 2017 at the National University of Singapore (NUS). More details here. The conference’s theme is “Systems Approach to Cyber Security”

This conference will bring together academics and practitioners from across the world to
participate in a vibrant programme consisting of research papers, industrial best practices, and tools exhibition. This conference focus on techniques and methodologies oriented to construct resilient systems against cyber-attacks that will helps to construct safe execution environments, improving security of both hardware and software by means of using mathematical tools and engineering approaches for designing, verifying, and monitoring cyber physical systems.

Important Dates
Research Track Deadline: 1 October 2016
Practice Track Deadline: 8 October 2016
Acceptance Notification: 15 November 2016
Final Version Deadline: 1 December 2016

Call for Papers: APS-CPS 2016

I’m on the PC for the “Automation Protocols Security in Cyber-Physical Systems” (APS-CPS), held in conjunction with ICNP  2016 in Singapore on Nov 8 2016 – link. The deadline was just extended to July 30.

The International Workshop on Automation Protocols Security in Cyber-Physical Systems (APS-CPS) seeks novel submissions describing practical and theoretical solutions to securing automation protocols. Submissions may represent any application area for APS-CPS. Hence, papers that are pertinent to the security of embedded systems, Internet of Things, SCADA Systems, Smart-Grid Systems, Critical Infrastructure Networks, Transportation Systems, Medical Devices are all welcome.

Call for Papers: SCSP-W 2016

I’m on the TPC for the “Smart City Security and Privacy Workshop” (SCSP-W 2016), held in conjunction with CPS Week 2016 in Vienna, Austria on 11-14 April, 2016 – link.

CPS Week is the premier event on Cyber-Physical Systems and brings together academicians, industry experts, and government representatives from around the world. The SCSP-W workshop will focus on security and privacy aspects of smart cities that are pertinent to areas like Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Buildings, Smart‑Grid Systems, Critical Infrastructure Networks, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Medical Devices. SCSP-W is a full day workshop and will include research papers, invited talks, and discussion sessions to facilitate exchange of research ideas in a community environment.

Submission deadline: January 822, 2016