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Sebastián García

I am fascinated by the fact that through high-quality security research we are actually protecting civil society.

Security Researcher and assistant professor. Head of Cybersecurity Group called Stratosphere Lab, director of joint AIC/Avast Lab and holder of the Avast Chair position. I believe in Free Software as the basis of a free Internet society. Machine learning for behavioral models from network traffic of botnet, malware and normal traffic. Malware execution, dataset creation, malware for IoT, ML detection models, networks patterns analysis, keystroke dynamics, web anomaly detection, data analysis, machine learning algorithms, hackspaces and amateur robotics.

I am fascinated by the fact that through high-quality security research we are actually protecting civil society.

As a teacher I believe in an education where students decide what, where and when to learn and teach themselves. The only difference between the teacher and the student is that the teacher knows how to learn better. I also believe that a high motivation and strong connection with the students is the best way to reach their hearts.

Summer school 2019 organized by our lab

Specialties

  • Botnet and Malware network-based behavior detection
  • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • Network analysis and forensics
  • Intruders identification and classification
  • Web Penetration Testing
  • Keystroke Dynamics
  • Web Anomaly detection
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Deep Neural Networks
  • Classification Models
  • Anomaly Detection

Civilsphere Project

Civilsphere Project

The goal of Civilsphere project is to provide simple solutions for NGOs and people at risk for detecting attacks in their devices using our network behavioral Intrusion Detection and Prevention System, Stratosphere IPS.

Computational Propaganda

Computational Propaganda

Propaganda, fake news, and misinformation are not just social science topics. Our security research deals with so-called computational propaganda. In addition to politics, algorithms and automation are increasingly entering communication. Learn how they are being exploited.

Research Results

AI Act on the horizon: Companies should start preparing

AI Act on the horizon: Companies should start preparing

Before Christmas, so-called trilogue negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission culminated in a preliminary agreement on a regulation known as the Artificial Intelligence Act ("Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence"). A few more formal steps will be needed, but the regulation will be in force before the European Parliament elections in June 2024. And after transitional periods (from 6 to 36 months, depending on the risks), it will come into effect.

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