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Hector Marco Gisbert

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Personal profile

Overview

Hector Marco is an associate professor and cybersecurity researcher at the University of the West of Scotland, UK. He holds a PhD in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain. Hector is senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE), and member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in UK. Previously, he was research associate at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia where he co-founded the "cybersecurity research group". Hector was part of the team developing the multi-processor version of the XtratuM hypervisor to be used by the European Space Agency in its space crafts. He participated in multiple research projects as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator. Hector is author of many papers of computer security and cloud computing. He has been invited multiple times to reputed cybersecurity conferences such as Black Hat and DeepSec. Hector has published more than 10 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) affecting important software such as the Linux kernel. He has received honors and awards from Google, Packet Storm Security and IBM for his security contributions to the design and implementation of the Linux ASLR. Hector's professional interests include low level cybersecurity, kernel and userland security, virtualization security and applied cryptography.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Initially, he participated in several research projects where the main goal was to develop an hypervisor for the next generation of spacecrafts for the ESA (European Space Agency). He extend the scope of the projects by including security aspects. After more than 6 years of experience in virtualisation, he shifted deeper to Cybersecurity making substantial security contributions to the Linux kernel, Glibc, GRUB and other open software projects. Since then, he has accumulated more than 6 years of experience in low level Cybersecurity research, receiving awards and recognitions from Google, Packet Storm Security and IBM for his security contributions. Currently, he is lecturer in Cybersecurity at the University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

Current research activities

Cyber Security at different levels:           
   - Operating System security: KASLR, Multitenancy, vTPM, etc.
   - Native application security: ASLR-NG, RenewSSP, CFI, etc.
   - Browser security: SOP, web firewall, etc.

 

Desired research direction

His main interests background and research includes to identify and thwart critical real security threats focusing on servers and smartphone platforms. From multi tenancy at operating system level in cloud environments to the design of practical low level attacks and protection techniques at Kernel and user space.

External positions

Research Intern, VMware, Inc.

7 Jan 20198 Feb 2019

Invited Guest Professor and Supervisor, Polytechnic University of Valencia

26 Jan 201631 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • CybserSecurity
  • Operating Systems
  • Virtualisation
  • Protection techniques

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Entropy Engineering & Materials Science
Data storage equipment Engineering & Materials Science
Servers Engineering & Materials Science
Linux Engineering & Materials Science
Monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
Computer operating systems Engineering & Materials Science
Hinges Engineering & Materials Science
Application programs Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2013 2019

SSPFA: effective stack smashing protection for Android OS

Marco-Gisbert, H. & Ripoll-Ripoll, I. 22 Jan 2019 In : International Journal of Information Security. p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Deteccioń de copiones con "pinganillos magnéticos" y experimentos sobre magnetismo

Ripoll Ripoll, I., Marco Gisbert, H., Martínez Fernández, V. & Gil, P. 26 Sep 2018 IN-RED 2018: IV Congreso Nacional de Innovación Educativa y Docencia en Red. València: La Editorial de la Universitat Politècnica de València, p. 35-49 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
electromagnetism
rings
detectors
electronics

return-to-csu: a new method to bypass 64-bit Linux ASLR

Marco-Gisbert, H. & Ripoll, I. 20 Mar 2018 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Data storage equipment
Demonstrations
Linux
Acoustic waves

Exploiting Linux and PaX ASLR’s weaknesses on 32-bit and 64-bit systems

Marco Gisbert, H. & Ripoll, I. 29 Mar 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Entropy
Linux

CVE-2013-6825 - DCMTK 3.6.1 - root privilege escalation

Marco, H. & Ripoll, I. 25 Mar 2014 http://hmarco.org

Research output: Other contribution

Prizes

Address space layout randomization (ASLR) for Linux S390

Hector Marco Gisbert (Recipient) & Ismael Ripoll (Recipient), Jul 2016

Prize: National/international honour

Entropy
Data storage equipment
Linux

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Hector Marco Gisbert (Recipient), Jul 2018

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fix of reduced stack entropy in the Linux ASLR

Hector Marco Gisbert (Recipient) & Ismael Ripoll (Recipient), Aug 2015

Prize: National/international honour

entropy
stack

Fix of the offset2lib weakness

Hector Marco Gisbert (Recipient) & Ismael Ripoll (Recipient), Sep 2015

Prize: National/international honour

Linux

Invited Professor

Hector Marco Gisbert (Recipient), Apr 2019

Prize: Appointment

Activities 2013 2019

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Marco Gisbert, H. (Visiting researcher)
8 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

VMware, Inc.

Marco Gisbert, H. (Visiting researcher)
6 Jan 20198 Feb 2019

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Marco Gisbert, H. (Visiting researcher)
24 Nov 20181 Dec 2018

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution