G√°bor P√©k has won an internship in Sophia Antipolis, France. He will work on virtualization security in the project SysSec at Eurecom under the supervision of prof. Davide Balzarotti.
Mark Felegyhazi was invited for an evaluative workshop at Cisco Networking Academy.
Boldizs√°r Bencs√°th covered the the story about anonymous global blackout day in hungarian national channel m1 about 08.13. The video is available here, Boldi's part starts at 1:21:40.
The third Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec '12) will be held in Budapest in November this year. The General Co-Chairs of the conference are Mark Felegyhazi and Levente Buttyan, and other members of the CrySyS Lab also actively participate in the organization. More information is available at the conference web site at: http://www.gamesec-conf.org/
With the final review held in Lisbon on February 15-16, 2012, the WSAN4CIP project was successfully completed. During its three-year lifespan the project produced new mechanisms to increase the security and reliability of wireless sensor and actuator networks, making them better fitting for critical infrastructure monitoring applications. The results of the project have been demonstrated by installing and operating proof-of-concept monitoring sensor networks in the electricity system of EDP in Portugal and in the drinking water supply system of FWA in Germany. Within the project, Levente Butty√°n from the CrySyS Lab led the work package on dependable networking. People from the lab designed and implemented security extensions to the RPL routing protocol and to the DTSN transport protocol, as well as new algorithms for privacy preserving data aggregation and for the construction of robust network topologies. A short video that demonstrates the operation of our secure RPL implementation is available at http://www.hit.bme.hu/~buttyan/RPL_demo_av.avi. More information on the project and its results is available at http://www.wsan4cip.eu/.
Boldizsar Bencsath (Boldi) gives a talk on targeted attacks at the¬†Security Analyst Summit organized by Kaspersky Lab.
The Duqu Detector Toolkit developed by CrySyS Lab was featured in the¬†media. The article details the various heuristics used by the toolset,¬†the pros and cons of using the tool and the possible implications for¬†the attackers.
We participated in the Intenational Capture The Flag (iCTF) 2011 contest, and our team came in at the 36th position (out of 87).
The iCTF contest is a multi-site, multi-team hacking contest for students in which a number of teams compete independently against each other. It is organized by the University of California at Santa Barbara, and it is held once a year (usually at the beginning of December). It is important to emphesize that the iCTF contest serves educational purposes, in particular, students can learn a lot about computer security during the preparation for the contest.
Our team of 22 consisted of BSc and MSc students of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, as well as PhD students and some other members of BME's CrySyS Lab. This was the first (but surely not the last) time we participated at iCTF, and the first Hungarian team ever. It was fun!
More information about the theme of this year's game was given in a radio interview¬†(in "K√∂zelrŇĎl" from 17:16 to 17:22).
We are thankful to evopro Ltd¬†that sponsored our team.
Levente and Boldizsar represented the lab (and the university) at the CHIRON project meeting in Ljubljana. CHIRON is a large ARTEMIS project aiming at designing and experimenting with an integrated, person centric, electronic health management system. Our lab is leading a task on privacy enhancing techniques in the Body Area Sensor Network used for remote patient monitoring. Levente presented the lab's progress on the study of wireless traffic analysis techniques in BANs and possible countermeasures.