I am a Ph.D. candidate of Distributed and Embedded System Security group at University of Twente, Netherlands since November 2013, under the supervision of professor Sandro Etalle . Currently, I am a visiting research scholar at the Chair for Systems Security of Ruhr University Bochum , Germany, under the supervision of professor Thorsten Holz . My research interests involve Embedded Systems Security mostly related to Industrial Control Systems and Real-Time Operating Systems. I received my master degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University , Beijing, China in 2013. I was working there on Programable Logic Controller (PLC) security in Network Security Lab, Microprocessor and SoC Technology R&D center with the grant from National 863 High-Tech Program of China. I was involved in CRISALIS European Union project (FP7) related to Critical Infrastructure Protection at University of Twente. In the same time, I was involved in Project AVATAR for on the fly detection and containment of unknown malware and Advanced Persistent Threats. Before that, I was working as Head of Vulnerability Analysis and Penetration Testing Group at Computer Security Incident Response Team at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.
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Green, B., Krotofil, M., & Abbasi, A. (2017). On the Significance of Process Comprehension for Conducting Targeted ICS Attacks. In On the Significance of Process Comprehension for Conducting Targeted ICS Attacks
Abbasi, A., Holz, T., Zambon, E., & Etalle, S. (2017). ECFI: Asynchronous Control Flow Integrity for Programmable Logic Controllers. In ECFI: Asynchronous Control Flow Integrity for Programmable Logic Controllers
Abbasi, A., Wetzels, J., Bokslag, W., Zambon, E., & Etalle, S. (2017). μShield: Configurable Code-Reuse Attacks Mitigation For Embedded Systems. In μShield: Configurable Code-Reuse Attacks Mitigation For Embedded Systems (Vol. 10394, pp. 694-709). Springer International. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64701-2_55
Abbasi, A., & Hashemi, M. (2016). Ghost in the PLC: Designing an Undetectable Programmable Logic Controller Rootkit via Pin Control Attack. In Black Hat Europe (pp. 1-35). United Kingdom: Black Hat.
Abbasi, A. (2016). Ghost in the PLC: stealth on-the-fly manipulation of programmable logic controllers’ I/O. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. TR-CTIT-16-02). Enschede: University of Twente, Centre for Telematica and Information Technology (CTIT).
Abbasi, A., Wetzel, J., Bokslag, W., Zambon, E., & Etalle, S. (2014). On Emulation-Based Network Intrusion Detection Systems. In Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID) (pp. 384-404). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8688). Switzerland: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11379-1_19
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