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Google’s Nearby Connections API enables any Android (and Android Things) application to provide proximity-based services to its …

Anomaly detection for industrial control systems (ICS) can leverage process data to detect malicious derivations from expected process …

Our work considers the challenges related to education and research about the security of industrial control systems (ICS). We propose …

In this work, we compare the performance of a passive eavesdropper in 802.11b/n/ac WLAN networks. In particular, we investigate the …

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) commonly rely on unencrypted and unauthenticated communication between devices such as Programmable …

In this work, we address the problem of designing and implementing honeypots for Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Honeypots are …

In recent years, tremendous effort has been spent to modernizing communication infrastructure in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) such as …




A toolkit to reverse engineer and attack Google’s Nearby Connections


A framework for Cyber-Physical Systems real-time simulation, built on top of Mininet

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Recently, I’ve accepted the invitation to join the IEEE CPS-SEC workshop TPC. CPS-SEC is co-located with the IEEE CNS conference …

The camera-ready version of Nearby Threats: Reversing‚ Analyzing‚ and Attacking Google’s “Nearby Connections” on …

Recently gcushen updated Academic (the theme that I’m using to build this website with hugo) with two useful features that I …


  • Summer 2018: TA Security Principles (SPR) MSc, University of Oxford UK, Prof K.B. Rasmussen
    • CIA, Authentication, Cryptography, RSA, Protocols
    • Exercises and presentation of Scyther
  • Fall 2017: TA 50.012 Networks BSc, SUTD Singapore, Prof N.O. Tippenhauer
    • TCP/IP, UDP, BGP, SDN, HTTP, REST, TLS, tunnels, NAT
    • Lab session, grading, office hours
  • Spring 2017: TA 50.020 Security BSc, SUTD Singapore, Prof N.O. Tippenhauer
    • CIA, Cryptography, Exploitation, TLS, CTF, Network Security
    • Lab session, grading, office hours
  • 2013-2015: Private teacher
    • Grad/undergrad: linear algebra, calculus, programming (C, Pascal)
    • High school: math, physics, programming (C++)
  • 2013: External Professor for High School Final Exams (Italy)
    • LAMP, SQL, PHP, JS, relational DB, MVC, HTTP(S)