"How software defined radios impact threat models in Wireless Security, and activities at armasuisse Science + Technology"

Vincent Lenders & Daniel Moser -
Digital Security

Date: -
Location: Eurecom

Abstract: Attacker models are the cornerstone of any security assessment. As attackers capabilities evolve over time, it is key to re-evaluate periodically if attacker models that were deemed unrealistic in the past might not pose a possible threat today. Enabled through the evolution of today's affordable software-defined radio platforms, the threshold for launching powerful attacks on wireless networks have drastically lowered in both technical and financial aspects. This talk discusses the "multi-device attacker" and the "signal cancellation attacker", both challenging common assumptions about locality and capability of a wireless attacker. ---------- Biography of Vincent Lenders: Vincent Lenders is the head of newly created Cyber-Defence Campus and of the C4I group at armasuisse Science and Technology. He is also the co-founder and chairman of the executive boards of the OpenSky Network and Electrosense associations. Vincent Lenders earned his Ph.D degree (2006) and M.sc (2001) in electrical engineering and information technology both at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. He was also postdoctoral research faculty at Princeton University in the USA. Biography of Daniel Moser: Daniel Moser is a Ph.D. student at the Cyber-Defence Campus at armasuisse and the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His thesis topic covers different aspects of security and privacy of aircraft communication systems. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in computer science from the University of Berne, Switzerland.