• 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

December 04, 2022

Papers presented October/November 2022

This autumn we presented the following four papers:


Sebastian Köhler took ‘On the security of the wireless electric vehicle charging communication’ (S Köhler, S Birnbach, R Baker, I Martinovic) to SecEVC in Singapore in October.

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. 

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.