Walter Tiberti, a visiting Ph.D. student from the University of L'Aquila (Italy) gave a talk on "Security in Embedded Systems: the Wireless Sensor Networks case".
After a quick overview on security in general-purpose platforms and in the Embedded System domain, he presented some state-of-the-art cryptographic solutions for securing a particular class of Embedded Systems: the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). He introduced the "Topology Authenticated Key Scheme" (TAKS), an lightweight hybrid-cryptography scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks.
Walter works on Embedded Systems security as well as malware analysis, penetration testing, reverse-engineering, low-level software design and development (e.g. drivers, firmwares, etc.) and digital hardware design for reconfigurable platforms. He has been involved in European projects such as ERC VISION (2009) and he is currently working in the ECSEL SafeCOP project - Safe Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems using Wireless Communication - in which CISTER is also a partner and is leading work-package on Wireless Sensor Networks.