CyLab Seminar

  • Remote Access - Zoom
  • Virtual Presentation - ET
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Head, Cyber Security & Privacy Lab (CSP-lab)
  • New York University Abu Dhabi

High we Fly: Wireless Witnessing and Crowdsourcing for Air-traffic Communication Security

Aviation security and secure surveillance/control are crucial for the safety of air traffic. Two wireless systems widely deployed in this context are the Global Positioning System (GPS) and ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast). In this talk, Pöpper will present mechanisms for air-traffic-related security at the intersection of these two systems. In particular, she will talk about (1) Crowd-GPS-Sec, a system to detect and localize GPS spoofing attacks on moving airborne targets such as UAVs or commercial airliners, as well as (2) ADS-B-Trust and DeepSIM, two approaches to leverage machine learning for ADS-B and GPS spoofing detection. These systems demonstrate the potential of sensor-based crowdsourcing and wireless witnessing for attack detection purposes in a typically rather closed industry sector. 

Christina Pöpper is a tenure-track faculty member of Computer Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) where she is heading the Cyber Security & Privacy (CSP) Lab. She is also the Co-PI of Research of the Center for Cyber Security (CCSAD) at NYUAD. Before joining NYUAD, she was an assistant professor and head of the Information Security Group at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Christina holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. Prior to her Ph.D., she worked at the European Space Agency in Paris. Her research interest is in cyber security and privacy. Focus areas are wireless and communication security, including secure localization, aviation security, and cellular network security, as well as privacy and anonymity in communication networks.  

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