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The interconnectivity and pervasiveness of computers and of embedded systems are not only determining new functionalities but are also opening the way to increasingly sophisticated attacks. Indeed, in the last years, the field of security has become one of the main focuses of computer science research around the globe. The mission of the Security group (SEC) at TU/e, in collaboration with EPSI, the Eindhoven Institute for the Protection of Systems and Information, is to realize a more secure and privacy-preserving digital infrastructure.

We believe this goal can only be achieved by investigating the overall picture of the cybersecurity problem, tackling the engineering, deployment, management, and maintenance perspectives of systems and ICT infrastructures.

Our research interests are a reflection of this and span from security deployment and management to physical security and attack engineering.

Research topic Core research area Staff members
Network monitoring Critical infrastructure protection Sandro Etalle, Jerry den Hartog, Emmanuele Zambon-Mazzocato
Security for machine learning Model cloning, Interpretability, Backdoors Wil Michiels
Secure data management Access control, Trustworthy collaborative systems, Formal methods for security Jerry den Hartog, Milan Petkovic, Nicola Zannone
Data analytics for security & Trustworthy AI Deep learning applied to cyber security, Responsible and safe AI, Process mining applied to security and privacy Milan Petkovic, Nicola Zannone
Attacker and risk models Attacker economics, Cyber-risk quantification Luca Allodi
Identification and Authentication Physical Unclonable Functions, BiometricsBoris Skoric
Information-theoretic security Quantum Readout of Physical Unclonable Functions, Quantum Cryptography Boris Skoric
IoT Security and Privacy Network security protocols for IoT, Privacy-Enhancing Technologies for IoT devices and networks, Applied Security for IoT Savio Sciancalepore

You can also readily browse our most recent contributions. We also share our code and datasets.


We cover most of these aspects extensively in our teaching as well, including courses on offensive computer security at the bachelor and master's levels, as well as comprehensive courses on Principles of data protection, Attack Engineering and Cybercrime, Verification of Security Protocols, and Physical Aspects of Digital Security, Advanced Network Security, among several others.

Check out our courses at the Bachelor and Master's levels! Starting from 2021-2022 TU Eindhoven offers a fully local Information Security Technology master track where all lectures are offered on the TU/e campus. The Master of Science in Information Security Technology (IST) track used to be part of the “TRU/e Master in Cyber Security” which was offered in collaboration with Radboud University (RU). The last intake of the TRU/e master was in 2020-2021.

We are also developing the BlackHat's Lab (B-LAB) as a platform to test nation state-level exploits, surveillance platforms, and advanced attack vectors. The lab also has an IoT interface to test new (and existing) attacks against the ever-growing IoT world.

Find more details on the navigation bar on the left, or contact us for specific inquiries. You can also follow us on Twitter.


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5600 MB
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