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Hector Marco Gisbert

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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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Research Output 2013 2019

73 Downloads (Pure)

Address space layout randomization next generation

Marco Gisbert, H. & Ripoll, I., 22 Jul 2019, In : Applied Sciences. 9, 14, 25 p., 2928.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
File
layouts
Entropy
Taxonomies
Smartphones
Ecosystems
89 Downloads (Pure)

Assessing blockchain consensus and security mechanisms against the 51% attack

Sayeed, S. & Marco-Gisbert, H., 29 Apr 2019, In : Applied Sciences. 9, 9, 17 p., 1788.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Electronic money
Costs
30 Downloads (Pure)

Control-flow integrity: attacks and protections

Sayeed, S., Marco-Gisbert, H., Ripoll, I. & Birch, M., 10 Oct 2019, In : Applied Sciences. 9, 20, 22 p., 4229.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
File
Flow control
integrity
attack
exploitation
Data storage equipment
84 Downloads (Pure)

DNS-IdM: a blockchain identity management system to secure personal data sharing in a network

Kassem, J. A., Sayeed, S., Marco Gisbert, H., Pervez, Z. & Dahal, K., 24 Jul 2019, In : Applied Sciences. 9, 15, 19 p., 2953.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
File
Data privacy
management systems
privacy
Defects
83 Downloads (Pure)

On the effectiveness of control-flow integrity against modern attack techniques

Sayeed, S. & Marco-Gisbert, H., 5 Jun 2019, ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection: 34th IFIP TC 11 International Conference, SEC 2019, Lisbon, Portugal, June 25-27, 2019, Proceedings. Dhillon, G., Karlsson, F., Hedstrom, K. & Zúquete, A. (eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 331-344 14 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 562).

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

Open Access
File
Flow control
Data storage equipment
Gain control
Industry

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), Nov 2018

Prize: Appointment

Activities 2013 2019

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Hector Marco Gisbert (Visiting researcher)
8 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

VMware, Inc.

Hector Marco Gisbert (Visiting researcher)
6 Jan 20198 Feb 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Systems (DSS) (Event)

Hector Marco Gisbert (Peer reviewer)
Jun 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Hector Marco Gisbert (Visiting researcher)
24 Nov 20181 Dec 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC) (Event)

Hector Marco Gisbert (Peer reviewer)
Apr 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Profiles

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Learning systems
Smartphones
Object recognition
Benchmarking
Wireless networks
Scheduling
Hardware
Industry
Experiments
Flow control
Data privacy
management systems
integrity
attack
Cloud computing
Data storage equipment
Computer systems
Costs
Profitability