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. The KNOB is Broken: Exploiting Low Entropy in the Encryption Key Negotiation of Bluetooth BR/EDR. USEC, 2019.

. State-Aware Anomaly Detection for Industrial Control Systems. SAC, 2018.


. Gamifying ICS Security Training and Research: Design, Implementation, and Results of S3. CPS-SCP (co-located with ACM CCS), 2017.

Preprint PDF Code Project Slides

. Legacy-Compliant Data Authentication for Industrial Control System Traffic. ACNS, 2017.

PDF Slides

. Towards high-interaction virtual ICS honeypots-in-a-box. CPS-SCP (co-located with ACM CCS), 2016.

PDF Project Poster Slides




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++)
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