Research Areas

My main research area is information security protocols, architectures and security around multi-application smart card operating systems and embedded devices with restricted processing power and memory capabilities. Some of the topics I am currently looking at are:

  • Payment Systems Security (EMV, BlockChain technologies, Tokenisation, Mobile Payments)
  • Security Protocol Design
  • Secure Application Execution
  • Malware for Embedded Systems
  • Smart cards and Security Tokens
  • Near Field (NFC) Security and Relay Attacks and Countermeasures
  • Embedded and Cyber Physical System Security
  • Secure Application Execution on Devices
  • Java Card and Open Platform security and application development
  • Smart Card Security Evaluations (Common Criteria, Protection Profiles, and Security Targets)
  • Multos Operating System and .NET Smart cards
  • EMV Security, SIM card application development
  • Mobile Phone Security
  • DRM and Set-top-box security
  • RFID and Low Cost RFID Tags
  • Group Proofs for Low Cost RFID Tokens
  • Internet of Things (IoTs) security/botnets
  • Automotive and Avionics system security.

PhD Research Proposals

Please click here to view a list of PhD research proposals.

Publications

Please click here to view my list of publications.

Conferences

PC Member

2013

  • Workshop on RFID Security and Privacy, RFIDSEC 2013
  • Computers & Security
  • 10th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, ICEBE
  • Elsevier, Information Security Technical Report
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • IEEE, Trans on Information Forensics and Security/li>
  • 8th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2013,
  • Hindawi, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
  • The 10th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2013)
  • Smart Card Research and Advanced Application Conference, Cardis 2013

2012

  • The 10th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2013)
  • Smart Card Research and Advanced Application Conference, Cardis 2012
  • "International Journal of RFID Security and Cryptography (IJRFIDSC)", Co-editor
  • The 8th Workshop on RFID Security and Privacy 2012, RFIDSec
  • IEEE, International Conference on a Business Engineering (ICEBE 2012)
  • Reviewer for the AD HOC NETWORKS journal
  • The Third International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST-2012)
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • The 2nd International Workshop on Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things IUPT'2012

2011

  • Ubiquitous Things on the Internet (UTI)
  • Security and Communication Networks Journal
  • Elsevier, Journal of Systems and Software
  • 5th International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges,
  • Elsevier, Computers & Security Journal
  • FutureTech Conference
  • 2nd Workshop on the Security of the Internet of Things (SecIoT'11)
  • International Conference on IT Convergence and Security 2011
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • IWRT 2011
  • Cardis 2011
  • Ubiquitous Things on the Internet (UTI) 2011
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security
  • Security and Communication Networks

2010

2009

2008 and prior


PC Chair


Organising

Conference

Event

  • The ISG Smart Card Centre Open-Day, on a yearly basis 2004-2012

Projects

  • SHAWN, Embedded security for communication systems, (PI), 2013.
  • Involved in two FP7 information security related projects (USB_Crypt and FingerCard).
  • A number of private projects sponsored by the Smart card Centre sponsors. For more information please visit the Information Security Group Smart Card Centre web site.

Events

Invited Talks

  • "Cyber Physical Systems", Intensive Programme on Information and Communications Security (IPICS), Samos, Greece, August 2013.
  • University of Athens, MSc in Computer Science, Invited talk on embedded system security, April 2013.
  • "Smart cards, Secure Elements and NFC Security - The Status Quo", The 7th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2012), 10th of December, 2012, London, UK, Keynote Talk.
  • "Smart card Security", ICareNet 2013, 3rd of December 2012, Network of Excellence - Winter School, Imperial College, London.
  • "Interplay of Business Objectives and Academic Research - Holders of NFC Mobile Service Destiny", The 8th Workshop on RFID Security and Privacy 2012, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, July 2012, Keynote Talk.
  • "Are smart cards the weakest link? Is 'practical information security research' still significant?", 8th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC 2012), Hangzhou, China, April 2012, Keynote Talk.
  • "Embedded System Security", Intensive Programme on Information and Communications Security (IPICS), Vienna, Austria, August 2012
  • "Embedded System Security", Intensive Programme on Information and Communications Security (IPICS), Corfu, Greece, August 2011
  • "Hardware Token Security", Intensive Programme on Information and Communications Security (IPICS), Samos, Greece, August 2010
  • "Are smart cards the weakest link?”, PRActical aspeCts on SEcurity (PRACSE 10), organised by the Athens Institute of Technology (AIT), July 2010
  • "Smart card Security", Intensive Programme on Information and Communications Security (IPICS),, August 2009
  • "Smart card Security Theory and Practice, PRActical aspeCts on SEcurity (PRACSE'09), organised by the Athens Institute of Technology (AIT), June 2009.
  • "How Smart a Smart Attack Has to be?", PRActical aspeCts on SEcurity (PRACSE07), organised by the Athens Institute of Technology (AIT), November 2007.
  • "Smart card Attacks", International Security Matrix Forum 2007 in Athens, Greece, 14-15 May 2007.
  • "Multi Application Smart card Platforms", International Security Matrix Forum 2005 in Athens. 14-16 November 2005.
  • "Issues Around the Use and Deployment of Smart card based Certificates", Institute of Computer Science (ICS) Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), Greece, 13 June 2005.
 
 
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