Dr Simon Birnbach
Simon is a postdoctoral researcher in the Systems Security Lab of Professor Ivan Martinovic in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. He specialises in the security of cyber-physical systems, with a focus on smart home, aviation, and aerospace security.
In the past, Simon has researched topics such as how to detect drone privacy invasion attacks with a single, non-dedicated receiver, and how the occurrence of physical events in smart homes can be verified through collaborating sensors. Most recently, he has developed a transferable fingerprinting scheme to protect legacy data links and onboard data buses used in aviation. He has extensive experience in systems security research and has co-supervised one MSc and five PhD students working on related topics, including satellite security, IoT and wearables security, behavioural biometrics, and network malware detection.
Watch This Space: Securing Satellite Communication through Resilient Transmitter Fingerprinting
Joshua Smailes‚ Sebastian Köhler‚ Simon Birnbach‚ Martin Strohmeier and Ivan Martinovic
In Proceedings of the 2023 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 23). November, 2023.
RADAR: A TTP−based Extensible‚ Explainable‚ and Effective System for Network Traffic Analysis and Malware Detection
Yashovardhan Sharma‚ Simon Birnbach and Ivan Martinovic
In Proceedings of the 2023 European Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Conference (EICC'23). Pages 159–166. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). June, 2023.
Satellite Spoofing from A to Z: On the Requirements of Satellite Downlink Overshadowing Attacks
Edd Salkield‚ Marcell Szakály‚ Joshua Smailes‚ Simon Birnbach‚ Sebastian Köhler‚ Martin Strohmeier and Ivan Martinovic
In Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec). May, 2023.
Best Paper Award: Runner Up!