Blockchain-Based Distributed Secure Data Management
University of Insubria (INSUB), Italy
Prof. Elena Ferrari and Prof. Barbara Carminati
Malware Detection in IoT/IoS, Privacy in Blockchain, Blockchain for IoT/IoS, Cyber Attacks on IoT/IoS
Ahmed Lekssays, born in Douirane, Morocco, is a PhD candidate in computer science at the University of Insubria as a part of RAIS Marie Curie ITN Projects. The title of his research is: “Blockchain-based secure data management”. He got his bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2018and his master’s degree in software engineering in 2019 from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. He has an industrial experience as an information security consultant, and he has found security issues in big companies such as WhatsApp and Microsoft.
Security, Privacy, IoT, Blockchain, Distributed Systems, Malware Detection
At the University of Insubria, we are currently working on security and privacy for IoT/IoS devices. We explore privacy-preservation techniques for processes involving data sharing in IoT environment. Besides, we are working on decentralized malware detection in IoT networks by analyzing network flows. For this matter, we adopt blockchain as a distributed solution to ensure transparency and immutability of malware detection results in an IoT setting. Our research takes into consideration the exclusive aspects of IoT, such as low computational power, in order to develop efficient algorithms to ensure the operability of the IoT devices while protecting them.