INTRODUCTION

The Information Security Group (ISG) focuses its activity on the development and proposal of security services, and their deployment in telecommunication networks.
The Information Security Group (ISG) was created at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2002. From the very beginning, the main strategic objective of the ISG group was to be a reference security group.
Currently, the group is formed by 9 professors and after 15 years working together, the results are 163 papers in ranked journals, 321 papers in conferences, 60 competitive projects, 20 read thesis, 17 books and book chapters, 12 awards and 9 patents.
The group is leading the security and privacy tasks in the H2020 BIG IoT project including blockchain for enhancing security and privacy on the IoT. The group has also expererience in network forensics, remote tools, cloud forensics and antiforensics tools. In addition, ISG members have worked in traceability and fingerprinting codes, as well as decoding algorithms. Finally, we have experience in authentication and certification at different protocol layers.

RESEARCH TOPICS

Blockchain technologies
Network forensics
Security protocol description through sematics
Privacy
Copyright protection and digital content distribution rights
Authentication and certificate revocation
Secure identification
Reputation systems
Security in wireless/wired networks (IoT, cloud, MANET, VANET, p2p, cognitive, satellite, and sensor networks)

ONGOING PROJECTS

BIGIoT: Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the Internet of Things. Commission of European Communities. H2020-688038-BIG Iot. Budget: 218.300,00 €. Dates: from 2016-01-01 to 2018-12-31. IP: Juan Hernández
ISG-SGR: Information Security Group - Consolidated Research Group. AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca. 2017 SGR 782. Budget: 62.280,00 €. Dates: from 2017-01-01 to 2019-12-31. IP: Oscar Esparza
ANFORA: Análisis forense avanzado. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. TEC2015-68734-R. Budget: 138.545,00 €. Dates: from 2016-01-01 to 2018-12-31. IP: Miquel Soriano and Juan Hernández
ARPASAT: Arquitectura software para control de tasa en redes integradas satélite-terrestre. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. TEC2015-70197-R Budget 99.220,00 €. Dates: from 2016-01-01 to 2019-12-31.

CONTACT PERSON
Oscar Esparza
email: oscar.esparza@entel.upc.edu

http://futur.upc.edu/ISG

Enviaments recents

  • Incremental k-Anonymous microaggregation in large-scale electronic surveys with optimized scheduling 

    Rebollo Monedero, David; Forné Muñoz, Jorge; Soriano Ibáñez, Miguel; Hernández Baigorri, César (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-10-15)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Improvements in technology have led to enormous volumes of detailed personal information made available for any number of statistical studies. This has stimulated the need for anonymization techniques striving to attain a ...
  • Constructions of almost secure frameproof codes with applications to fingerprinting schemes 

    Moreira, Jose; Fernández Muñoz, Marcel; Kabatiansky, Grigory (2018-04)
    Article
    Accés obert
    This paper presents explicit constructions of fingerprinting codes. The proposed constructions use a class of codes called almost secure frameproof codes. An almost secure frameproof code is a relaxed version of a secure ...
  • Transient analysis of idle time in VANETs using Markov-reward models 

    Martín Faus, Isabel Victoria; Urquiza Aguiar, Luis; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica; Guérin-Lassous, Isabelle (2018-02-10)
    Article
    Accés obert
    The development of analytical models to analyze the behavior of vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) is a challenging aim. Adaptive methods are suitable for many algorithms (e.g., choice of forwarding paths, dynamic resource ...
  • Multimedia fingerprinting with noise via signature codes for weighted noisy adder channels and compressed sensing 

    Egorova, Elena; Fernández Muñoz, Marcel; Moon Ho, Lee (2017)
    Text en actes de congrés
    Accés obert
    We propose a new coding scheme for multimedia fingerprinting resistant to noise. Our scheme is based on signature codes for weighted noisy adder channel. The scheme (codes) can trace the entire coalition of pirates and ...
  • Improved existence bounds on IPP codes using the Clique Lovász Local Lemma 

    Aranda, Castor; Fernández Muñoz, Marcel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
    Text en actes de congrés
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Nowadays, one of the biggest problems that challenges distributors of digital content is, precisely, protecting such content against redistribution. Those who trade with any of the multiple digital information formats ...
  • Game-theoretical design of an adaptive distributed dissemination protocol for VANETs 

    Iza Paredes, Cristhian; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-01-01)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Road safety applications envisaged for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) depend largely on the dissemination of warning messages to deliver information to concerned vehicles. The intended applications, as well as some ...
  • On the road to secure and privacy-preserving IoT ecosystems 

    Hernández Serrano, Juan; Muñoz Tapia, José Luis; Bröring, Arne; Esparza Martín, Óscar; Mikkelsen, Lars; Schwarzott, Wolfgang; León Abarca, Olga; Zibuschka, Jan (Springer, 2017)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is on the rise. Today, various IoT platforms are already available, giving access to myriads of things. Initiatives such as BIG IoT are bringing those IoT platforms together in order to form ...
  • Computational improvements in parallelized k-anonymous microaggregation of large databases 

    Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Garcia Alvarez, Alejandro; Rebollo Monedero, David; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (2017)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    The technical contents of this paper fall within the field of statistical disclosure control (SDC), which concerns the postprocessing of the demographic portion of the statistical results of surveys containing sensitive ...
  • On the anonymity risk of time-varying user profiles. 

    Puglisi, Silvia; Rebollo Monedero, David; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (2017-04-26)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Websites and applications use personalisation services to profile their users, collect their patterns and activities and eventually use this data to provide tailored suggestions. User preferences and social interactions ...
  • On web user tracking of browsing patterns for personalised advertising 

    Puglisi, Silvia; Rebollo Monedero, David; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (2017-02-19)
    Article
    Accés obert
    On today’s Web, users trade access to their private data for content and services. App and service providers want to know everything they can about their users, in order to improve their product experience. Also, advertising ...
  • p-probabilistic k-anonymous microaggregation for the anonymization of surveys with uncertain participation 

    Rebollo Monedero, David; Forné Muñoz, Jorge; Soriano Ibáñez, Miguel; Puiggalí Allepuz, Jordi (2016-12-13)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    We develop a probabilistic variant of k-anonymous microaggregation which we term p-probabilistic resorting to a statistical model of respondent participation in order to aggregate quasi-identifiers in such a manner that ...
  • Shall I post this now? Optimized, delay-based privacy protection in social networks 

    Parra Arnau, Javier; Gómez Mármol, Félix; Rebollo Monedero, David; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (2016-11-16)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Despite the several advantages commonly attributed to social networks such as easiness and immediacy to communicate with acquaintances and friends, significant privacy threats provoked by unexperienced or even irresponsible ...

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