I’m Visiting Associate Professor at the Computer Security Lab from the University Carlos III of Madrid and an external collaborator in the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre from the University of Cambridge. My research interests are manyfold through the field of cybersecurity and cybercrime. Please, see my list of publications (or my Google profile) to get a glimpse of my current interests.
I received a PhD in Computer Science and Technology in 2014 by University of Carlos III de Madrid, my alma mater, where I have also taught courses in official studies offered at the University Carlos III about Security and Computer Programming as well as ocassional participation in Master courses, summer schools and workshops.
Blázquez, Eduardo; Pastrana, Sergio; Feal, Álvaro; Gamba, Julien; Kotzias, Platon; Vallina-Rodriguez, Narseo; Tapiador, Juan. Trouble Over-the-Air: An Analysis of FOTA Apps in the Android Ecosystem. IEEE Computer Society.
Pastrana, Sergio; Hutchings, Alice; Caines, Andrew; Buttery, Paula. Characterizing Eve: Analysing Cybercrime Actors in a Large Underground Forum. Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses - 21st International Symposium, RAID 2018, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 10-12, 2018, Proceedings. Springer.
Pastrana, Sergio; Thomas, Daniel R.; Hutchings, Alice; Clayton, Richard. CrimeBB: Enabling Cybercrime Research on Underground Forums at Scale. Proceedings of the 2018 World Wide Web Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2018, Lyon, France, April 23-27, 2018. ACM.
Thomas, Daniel R.; Pastrana, Sergio; Hutchings, Alice; Clayton, Richard; Beresford, Alastair R.. Ethical issues in research using datasets of illicit origin. Proceedings of the 2017 Internet Measurement Conference, IMC 2017, London, United Kingdom, November 1-3, 2017. ACM.
Pastrana, Sergio; Tapiador, Juan; Suárez-Tangil, Guillermo; Pedro Peris-López. AVRAND: A Software-Based Defense Against Code Reuse Attacks for AVR Embedded Devices. Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment - 13th International Conference, DIMVA 2016, San Sebastián, Spain, July 7-8, 2016, Proceedings. Springer.
Alberca, Carlos; Pastrana, Sergio; Suárez-Tangil, Guillermo; Palmieri, Paolo. Security analysis and exploitation of arduino devices in the internet of things. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, CF'16, Como, Italy, May 16-19, 2016. ACM.
Pastrana, Sergio; Tapiador, Juan; Orfila, Agustín; Peris-López, Pedro. DEFIDNET: A framework for optimal allocation of cyberdefenses in Intrusion Detection Networks. Computer Networks.
Suárez-Tangil, Guillermo; Tapiador, Juan; Peris-López, Pedro; Pastrana, Sergio. Power-aware anomaly detection in smartphones: An analysis of on-platform versus externalized operation. Pervasive and Mobile Computing.
Pastrana, Sergio; Torrano-Gimenez, Carmen; Nguyen, Hai Thanh; Orfila, Agustín. Anomalous Web Payload Detection: Evaluating the Resilience of 1-Grams Based Classifiers. Intelligent Distributed Computing VIII - Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing, IDC 2014, Madrid, Spain, September 3-5, 2014. Springer.
Pastrana, Sergio; Mitrokotsa, Aikaterini; Orfila, Agustín; Peris-López, Pedro. Evaluation of classification algorithms for intrusion detection in MANETs. Knowl.-Based Syst..
Suárez-Tangil, Guillermo; Palomar, Esther; Pastrana, Sergio; Ribagorda, Arturo. Artificial Immunity-based Correlation System. SECRYPT 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography, Seville, Spain, 18 - 21 July, 2011, SECRYPT is part of ICETE - The International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications. SciTePress.