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Overview

Bachelor of Science, Electrical & Electronics Engineering


Izmir University of Economics, Turkey


GPA: 3.93/4 (Rank: 1/61)


Master of Science, Information Security


University of Surrey, United Kingdom


Thesis Title: Plug & Protect Intrusion Detection System for Internet of Things


GPA: 70.33/100 (Distinction)


Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science & Informatics (Jan.)


Cardiff University, United Kingdom


Thesis Title: Context-Aware Security for Cyber-Physical Edge Resources for Industrial Control Systems


Main Supervisor: Dr. Charith Perera


Research

Research interests

My research interests / activities are:



  • Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Software Development (Mostly Mobile Applications)

  • Information Security & Privacy

  • Digital Forensics

Teaching

TA: CM2306 Communication Networks

Thesis

Context-Aware Security for Cyber-Physical Edge Resources For Industrial Control Systems

Problem: Most common Industrial Control Systems (ICS) attack detection approaches are based on Network Traffic Analysis (NTA). NTA is the process of intercepting, recording and analysing network traffic communication patterns in order to detect and respond to security threats. However, more sophisticated cyber-attacks may require novel detection solutions.


Proposed Solution: To detect this kind of attack more efficiently, we propose Context-Aware Security for Cyber-Physical Edge Resources for Industrial Control Systems (CASPER). CASPER aims to combine traditional NTA with novel physical behavioural data analysis to better detect attacks. 


Example Case of Scenario: If an attacker intends to overheat a system, they could alter the fan behaviour (e.g., speed). At the same time, the attacker may also maliciously control the relevant temperature sensors to prevent the reporting of increased temperatures back to the control system, which leads to overheating.

Funding source

Ministry of National Education (Turkey)

Supervisors

Charith Perera

Dr Charith Perera

Senior Lecturer