Research line Security & privacy

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The CS department of the Open University is active in research on various topics related to security and privacy. Below is a list of the researchers active in these fields, a link to their homepage (when available) and, for each, a list of the topics of his/her expertise.

Harald Vranken

Harald Vranken
  • virtual security labs
  • (usable) security of on-line banking
  • botnet detection with deep-learning networks
  • governance of botnet detection
  • energy analysis of blockchain consensus algorithms
  • resilience of distributed networks
  • security of communication protocols for IoT
  • IoT in smart cities

Hugo Jonker

  • browser and phone fingerprinting
  • security protocol analysis
  • fraud detection
  • web vulnerability scanning
  • privacy and verifiability of electronic voting and auctions
  • web-privacy
  • smartphone-related privacy
  • context-driven privacy and security
  • privacy-by-default and enforced privacy

Mina Alishahi

Mina Alishahi
  • privacy in distributed learning
  • machine learning for attack detection
  • cryptography
  • privacy-preserving data analysis
  • security & privacy in IoT and Smart Cities

Greg Alpár

Greg Alpar
  • attribute based credentials
  • cryptography
  • networking
  • mathematics education
  • privacy-preserving technologies

Fabian van den Broek

Fabian van den Broek
  • Mobile communication security
  • privacy-preserving authorisation with IRMA

Arjan Kok

Arjan Kok
  • Security
  • Computer graphics
  • Visualization
  • Virtual reality

Clara Maathuis

Clara Maathuis
  • Detecting disinformation campaigns on social media

Stefano Schivo

Stefano Schivo
  • (cyber-)security
  • security in IoT
  • attack trees
  • safety-security interplay