Research Areas

  1. Threat modelling: this research aims to understand threats at all levels, from hardware to human and the organisations. Knowing how a threat starts and progesses will help its detection, prevention as well as its mitigation.
  2. Cryptography: research in this area starts from designing novel  cryptographic applications, to designing cryptography primitives for light weight devices. Example of applications are data privacy, blockchain and electronic voting. Inluded in this category is research in steganography.
  3. Secure computing: This area covers everything we need to have a trusted computer system, i.e. authentication, access control, firewall, attacks detection and mitigation, fraud/forensic analysis, malwares/virus protection, etc. 
  4. Legal aspects: Cyber security cannot be separated from human activities.  We have to work together to develop acceptable bylaws on Cyber crime, forensic and surveillance, privacy protection, etc.
  5. Large systems security: Large systems are beyond human capability to secure manually. Different strateges and tools are required. Automation tools and tools based on Formal Analysis are known to be effective but not quite scalable. On the human side different security standards (ISO, NIST) have been published. The adaptation of these standards to local customs still need some works. More research is required in this growing area.

Ongoing MSc and PhD Research

  1. SDN Security (Mochamad Teguh Kurniawan)
  2. Web Security (Abdullah Fajar)
  3. Phishing Detection (Faris Humam)