• Group photo of the Systems Security Lab
  • Group photo October 2021
  • Ivo performing serious IoT research
  • Group retreat at Fletchers Combe 2021

Systems Security Lab

The Systems Security Lab is a research group at the University of Oxford, headed by Professor Ivan Martinovic. Our work covers a range of topics in authentication, Internet of Things, malware, machine learning and large-scale infrastructure.

As part of our research we are a founding member of OpenSky, a participatory sensor network which aims at collecting real-world air transportation communication data, such as ADS-B/Mode-S at large scale (covering over 720,000 km² in Europe). It offers insights into the ADS-B communication channel, characterising typical reception quality and loss patterns in the real world. It is intended to serve researchers from different areas as a solid basis for realistic evaluations and simulations.

Recent News

September 29, 2022

SSL researchers featured in New Scientist

Work by Sebastian Köhler and Richard Baker has been featured on the homepage of New Scientist. Sebastian comments on Oxford’s Department of Computer Science news blog:

We are confident that with sufficient knowledge about the target image sensor, such as resolution and sample rate, and with a sufficiently strong attack signal, object-detection systems can be fooled. 

The article is published as Sebastian embarks on new research funded by a prestigious EPSRC Doctoral Award. You can find out more about his work in the next issue of Inspired Research, due out this winter.

August 16, 2022

Brokenwire graces cover of Inspired Research

Our work on Brokenwire features on the cover of this summer’s Inspired Research and receives a double-page spread.

June 23, 2022

SSL tours East Asia

Stop 1: ACM AsiaCCS 2022 in Nagasaki, Japan

After a long time without conference travel, Dr. Richard Baker, Martin Georgiev and Sebastian Köhler were able to present their work in person at the 17th ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM AsiaCCS 2022) in Nagasaki, Japan.