Sergio Pastrana

Sergio Pastrana

Contact Details

Email address: spastran+totally-not-span@infuc3mes

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Short bio

I’m Visiting Associate Professor at the Computer Security Lab from the University Carlos III of Madrid. 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.


de la Cruz, Alejandro; Pastrana, Sergio. Understanding Crypter-as-a-service in a popular underground market. Workshop on Attackers and Cyber-Crime Operations (WACCO). Springer.

Moreno, José Miguel; Pastrana, Sergio; Reelfs, Jens Helge; Vallina, Pelayo; Zannettou, Savvas; Panchenko, Andriy; Smaragdakis, Georgios; Hohlfeld, Oliver; Vallina-Rodriguez, Narseo; Tapiador, Juan. Reviewing War: Unconventional User Reviews as a Side Channel to Circumvent Information Controls. Proceedings of the 2024 AAAI International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). AAAI.

Sande Ríos, Javier; Canal Sánchez, Jesús; Manzano Hernández, Carmen; Pastrana, Sergio. Threat analysis and adversarial model for Smart Grids. Workshop on Attackers and Cyber-Crime Operations (WACCO).

Hughes, Jack; Pastrana, Sergio; Hutchings, Alice; Afroz, Sadia; Samtani, Sagar; Li, Weifeng; Santana Marin, Ericsson. The Art of Cybercrime Community Research. ACM Computing Surveys. ACM.

Mahmoud, Rasmi-Vlad; Anagnostopoulos, Marios; Pastrana, Sergio; Pedersen, Jens Myrup. Redefining Malware Sandboxing: Enhancing Analysis through Sysmon and ELK Integration. IEEE Access. IEEE.

Leal Díaz, Sònia; Pastrana, Sergio; Nadeem, Azqa. Critical Path Prioritization Dashboard for Alert-driven Attack Graphs. Conference on Applied Machine Learning in Information Security (CAMLIS).

Turanzas, Jaime; Alonso, Mónica; Amarís, Hortensia; Gutierrez, Josué; Pastrana, Sergio. Supervised machine learning for false data injection detection: accuracy sensitivity. 27th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2023). IET.

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.

Garrido-Pelaz, Roberto; González-Manzano, Lorena; Pastrana, Sergio. Shall We Collaborate?: A Model to Analyse the Benefits of Information Sharing. Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Workshop on Information Sharing and Collaborative Security.

Pastrana, Sergio; Rodriguez-Canseco, Jorge; Calleja, Alejandro. ArduWorm: A Functional Malware Targeting Arduino Devices. Actas de Jornadas Nacionales de Investigación en Ciberseguridad.

González-Manzano, Lorena; de Fuentes, José María; Pastrana, Sergio; Peris-López, Pedro; Hernández-Encinas, Luis. PAgIoT-Privacy-preserving aggregation protocol for Internet of Things. Journal of Network and Computer Applications. Elsevier.

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; Orfila, Agustín; Tapiador, Juan; Peris-López, Pedro. Randomized Anagram revisited. J. Network and Computer Applications.

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; Orfila, Agustín; Ribagorda, Arturo. A Functional Framework to Evade Network IDS. 44th Hawaii International International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS-44 2011), Proceedings, 4-7 January 2011, Koloa, Kauai, HI, USA. IEEE Computer Society.

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.

Pastrana, Sergio; Orfila, Agustín; Ribagorda, Arturo. Modeling NIDS Evasion with Genetic Programming. Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Security & Management, SAM 2010, July 12-15, 2010, Las Vegas Nevada, USA, 2 Volumes. CSREA Press.

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