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Research interests: Cybersecurity, Internet of Things Security, Fog computing, Blockchain.

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENTS

   1 Nov 2022Assistant professor, Dept. of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark
   2020 - 2022 Postdoc at DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

 

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS

2023The University Pedagogical Programme at Aalborg University, Aalborg University, Denmark

   2016 - 2020 

PhD in Computer Science, Sapienza University, Italy; Supervisor: Prof. Luigi Vincenzo Mancini
PhD Thesis: "Remote attestation to ensure the security of future Internet of Things services"

2013Msc in Computer Science, University of Tirana, Albania
2010Bsc in Computer Science, University of Tirana, Albania

 

SUPERVISIONS OF PHD STUDENTS

Mieszko Jan Ferens MichalekCo-supervisor, CMI, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark; since 2022

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

   Spring 2023Course responsible - Computer System Security, Aalborg University, Denmark
 Spring 2023Guest Lecturer - Hacker Space, Aalborg University, Denmark
Spring 2023External Guest Lecturer - Foundations of Distributed Systems, DTU Compute, Denmark
2021-2022Academic Supervisor for students with special needs - Special Educational Support (SPS), DTU, Denmark
2020-2022Teaching assistant - Foundations of Distributed Systems / Current Topics in System Security, DTU Compute, Denmark
2017-2019Teaching assistant - Data and Network Security / Ethical Hacking, Sapienza University, Italy

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

2023
Guest editor - Special Issue "Recent Trends and Advances in IoT Security". A special issue of MDPI Sensors (Journal).

2022
TPC Member - 4th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Intelligent Systems, and Applications (TPS-ISA).
Session Chair - 27th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS)

2021
Program Chair - 6th International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (FMEC 2021)

2020
Publication Chair - 18th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2020)

2019
Organizing Committee - 6th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security (IOTSMS 2019), Granada, Spain. Certificate of Outstanding Contribution
Organizing Committee -
6th IEEE International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS-2019), Granada, Spain. Certificate of Outstanding Contribution
Organizing Committee -
Women in Cyber – a Manifesto for TODAY" workshop  in ACM womENcourage 2019, Rome, Italy.

2018
TPC Member - Workshop on Container-based Systems for Big Data, Distributed and Parallel computing (CBDP), Euro-Par 2018.

2017
Organizing Committee - 13th Semantic MediaWiki Conference, Frankfurt, Germany.

 

REVIEWER

IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (IEEE TIFS), ACM Computing Surveys, Wireless Networks Journal (Springer), Journal of Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), International Journal of Information Security (Springer), ESORICS, WWW, IFIP-SEC, Nordsec, FPS, SDS.

 

SUPERVISIONS OF MASTER STUDENTS

  • Spring 2023: Mihail Adrian Moga, Optimizing SIEM systems for enhanced threat detection, MSc. Thesis (ongoing), Aalborg University in collaboration with Tivoli, Denmark
  • Spring 2023: Nicolo Sponziello, Remote Attestation for intermittent devices, MSc. Thesis (ongoing, external co-supervisor), DTU Compute, Denmark
  • Spring 2023: Bahawal Waraich, A Remote Attestation-based Trust Management Model in Social IoT, MSc. Thesis (ongoing, external co-supervisor), DTU Compute, Denmark
  • Fall 2022: Mariya Smilenova Tacheva, Remote Attestation in Intermittent IoT Devices, MSc. Thesis, DTU Compute, Denmark
  • Spring 2022: Ayoub Chouak, Remote Attestation Mechanisms for WebAssembly Enclaves in Widely-Distributed Systems, MSc. Thesis, DTU Compute, Denmark and Aalto University, Finland
  • Spring 2022: Swetha Latha Meeranath, Fingerprinting schemes against Post Quantum Cryptography IPsec/IKEv2 encryption appliance, MSc. Thesis, DTU Compute, Denmark, Company SSH Communication Security, Finland, and Aalto University, Finland
  • Spring 2022: Christos Grigoriou, Distributed Remote Attestation Protocol through Smart Contracts Technology, MSc. Thesis, DTU Compute, Denmark
  • Spring 2022: Robin Troesch, Building a Common Framework for Efficient Remote Attestation Deployment in IoT Networks, MSc. Thesis, DTU Compute, Denmark
  • Fall 2021: Sebastian Posselt, Attestation of Distributed Services without Centralized Verification, MSc. Thesis, DTU Compute, Denmark
  • Spring 2021: Ragnar Mikael Halldórsson, Control-Flow Attestation of Asynchronous Distributed IoT Services, MSc. Thesis, DTU Compute, Denmark
  • Spring 2021: Sigurd Frej Joel Jørgensen Ankergård, Blockchain in Self Attestation for Making Trust Decisions in IoT Networks, MSc. Thesis, DTU Compute, Denmark
  • Spring 2021: Andrei Sabau, Scalable and Efficient Remote Attestation Protocol for Large Distributed Event-Based Systems, MSc. Thesis, DTU Compute, Denmark
  • Spring 2021: Ágúst Benóný Helgason, An IoT Security Framework Based on Modern IoT Security Standards, MSc. Thesis, DTU Compute (in collaboration with Company Develco Products), Denmark
  • Fall 2020: Sigurd Frej Joel Jørgensen Ankergård, A Systematic Survey of Remote Attestation for IoT, Special course, DTU Compute, Denmark
  • Fall 2020: Emil Bejder, Penetration Test of Develco IoT Systems, Special course, DTU Compute (in collaboration with Company Develco Products), Denmark
  • Fall 2020: Jeppe Hagelskjær Østergaard, Memory Offloading for Remote Attestation on IoT Devices, MSc. Thesis, DTU Compute, Denmark

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Journals

  • Dushku E., Rabbani M. M., Vliegen J., Braeken A., Dragoni N., and Mentens N. PROVE: Provable Remote attestation for public Verifiability. Journal of Information Security and Applications. 2023 (In press).
  • Dushku E., Østergaard, J.H., and Dragoni N. Memory Offloading for Remote Attestation of Multi-Service IoT Devices. Sensors 2022, vol. 22, no. 12. 2022.
  • Ankergård S. F. J. J., Dushku E., and Dragoni N. State-of-the-Art Software-Based Remote Attestation: Opportunities and Open Issues for Internet of Things. Sensors, vol. 21, no. 5. 2021.
  • Dushku E., Rabbani M. M., Conti M., Mancini L. V., and Ranise S. SARA: Secure Asynchronous Remote Attestation for IoT systems. In IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 15, pp.3123–3136. 2020.
  • Kott A., Théron P., Drašar M., Dushku E., Günther H., Kont M., LeBlanc B., Losiewicz P., Guarino A., Mancini L.V., Panico A., Pihelgas M., and Rzadca K. Autonomous Intelligent Cyber-Defense Agent (AICA) Reference Architecture, Release 2.0. ICCDC Army Research Laboratory Adelphi United States. 2019.

Conferences

  • Debes H.B., Dushku E., Giannetsos Th., and Marandi A. ZEKRA: Zero-Knowledge Control-Flow Attestation. In the 18th ACM ASIA Conference on Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS). 2023 (To appear).
  • Ferens M., Dushku E., and Kosta S. Securing PUFs against ML Modeling Attacks via an Efficient Challenge-Response Approach. In IEEE INFOCOM WKSHPS: MobiSec 2023: Security, Privacy, and Digital Forensics of Mobile Systems and Networks. 2023 (To appear).
  • Ankergård S. F. J. J., Dushku E., and Dragoni N. PERMANENT: Publicly Verifiable Remote Attestation for Internet of Things through Blockchain. 14th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security. 2021.
  • Rabbani M. M., Dushku E., Vliegen J., Braeken A., Dragoni N., Mentens N. RESERVE: Remote Attestation of Intermittent IoT devices. In the Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference
    on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys ’21). 2021.
  • Østergaard J. H., Dushku E., and Dragoni N. ERAMO: Effective Remote Attestation through Memory Offloading. IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Resilience (IEEE CSR). 2021.
  • Conti M., Dushku E., Mancini L.V. RADIS: Remote Attestation of Distributed IoT Services. In 6th IEEE International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS-2019). 2019.

Articles in books

  • Dushku E., Dragoni N. Secure Software Updates in IoT Devices. In: S. Jajodia, P. Samarati, M. Yung (eds) Encyclopedia of Cryptography, Security and Privacy. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2023.
  • Dushku E., Dragoni N. Swarm attestation. In: S. Jajodia, P. Samarati, M. Yung (eds) Encyclopedia of Cryptography, Security and Privacy. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2023.
  • Dushku E., Giannetsos T., Dragoni N. Direct Anonymous Attestation. In: S. Jajodia, P. Samarati, M. Yung (eds) Encyclopedia of Cryptography, Security and Privacy. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2022.
  • Conti M., Dushku E., Mancini L.V. Distributed Services Attestation in IoT. In From Database to Cyber Security. Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-04834-1, pp.261-273. 2018

Uddannelse (Akademiske kvalifikationer)

Computer Science, PhD, University of Rome La Sapienza

20162020

Dimissionsdato: 28 feb. 2020

Computer Science, Master Degree, University of Tirana

20102013

Dimissionsdato: 19 jul. 2013

Computer Science, Bachelor Degree, University of Tirana

20072010

Dimissionsdato: 25 sep. 2010

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  • ML for Attack and Defense of PUFs: Current Status and Future Directions

    Ferens, M., Dushku, E. & Kosta, S., 26 jul. 2023, Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, Special Sessions I, 20th International Conference. Mehmood, R., Alves, V., Praça, I., Wikarek, J., Parra-Domínguez, J., Loukanova, R., de Miguel, I., Pinto, T., Nunes, R. & Ricca, M. (red.). Springer, s. 389-398 10 s. (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, Bind 741).

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  • PROVE: Provable remote attestation for public verifiability

    Dushku, E., Rabbani, M. M., Vliegen, J., Braeken, A. & Mentens, N., jun. 2023, I: Journal of Information Security and Applications. 75, 103448.

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  • Secure Software Updates in IoT Devices

    Dushku, E. & Dragoni, N., 2023, Encyclopedia of Cryptography, Security and Privacy. Jajodia, S., Samarati, P. & Yung, M. (red.). Springer, s. 1-4 4 s.

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  • Securing PUFs Against ML Modeling Attacks via an Efficient Challenge-Response Approach

    Ferens, M., Dushku, E. & Kosta, S., 29 aug. 2023, IEEE INFOCOM 2023 - Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2023. IEEE, s. 1-6 6 s. 10226062. (IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS)).

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  • Swarm Attestation

    Dushku, E. & Dragoni, N., 2023, Encyclopedia of Cryptography, Security and Privacy. Jajodia, S., Samarati, P. & Yung, M. (red.). Springer

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