M. Sc. Alexandra Dmitrienko

  • Former Research Assistant - Research Group System Security
Dmitrienko, Alexandra

Address

Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstraße 150
D - 44801 Bochum
Germany

Location:
Dept. of Electr. Eng. and Information Sciences
Universitätsstr. 150

Email:
alexandra.dmitrienko@rub.de PGP key

Vita

  • 1992: Abitur at the secondary school No.158, St.Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2001 - 2007: Studies at St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia. Diploma ("Master") in Engineering and Technology, with a specialization in Information Security.
  • 10.2006 – 07.2007: Affiliated at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany (Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering).
  • Since 2008: Researche assistant and Ph.D. student at Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

Research

My Master Thesis was focused on security issues of wireless networks and applying ZigBee-based wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for burglar and fire alarm systems.

At the beginning of my PhD study I was involved in the European project Open Trusted Computing (OpenTC), where I was working on the development of Trusted Virtual Domain concept to be deployed for platform independent security policy enforcement in Virtual Data Centers.

Starting from April 2009 I am being sponsored by Erasmus Munds External Co-operation Window Programme of the European Union. My current research interests are focused on incorporating trusted computing technology and new cryptographic primitives such as Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) into Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) in order to increase their trustworthiness.

Beside WSNs, I am interested in On-board Credentials concept which leverages general purpose secure hardware extensions like Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and M-shield to protect credentials employed in cryptographic protocols. Particularly secure provisioning, secure storage and secure usage are important aspects that require suitable mechanisms to be provided. To summarize, my research interests include the following topics:

  • Secure Operating Systems
  • Virtualization Technologies
  • Trusted Computing
  • Trusted Virtual Domains
  • Security of Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Physically Unclonable Funcitons (PUFs): Application in WSNs
  • On-board Credentials: Secure provisioning, secure storage and secure usage

projects

Publications

2012
MoCFI: A Framework to Mitigate Control-Flow Attacks on Smartphones

Lucas Davi, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Manuel Egele, Thomas Fischer, Thorsten Holz, Ralf Hund, Stefan Nürnberger, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi - Annual Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), San Diego, February 2012

Towards Taming Privilege-Escalation Attacks on Android

Alexandra Dmitrienko, Sven Bugiel, Lucas Davi, Thomas Fischer, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Bhargava Shastry - To appear in 19th Annual Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS)

2011
POSTER: Control-Flow Integrity for Smartphones.

Lucas Davi, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Manuel Egele, Thorsten Holz, Ralf Hund, Stefan Nürnberger, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Thomas Fischer - 18th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'11)

POSTER: The Quest for Security against Privilege Escalation Attacks on Android

Sven Bugiel, Lucas Davi, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Thomas Fischer, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Bhargava Shastry - 18th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'11)

Trusted Virtual Domains on OKL4: Secure Information Sharing on Smartphones

Lucas Davi, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Christoph Kowalski, Marcel Winandy - STC '11: Proceedings of the 6th ACM Workshop on Scalable Trusted Computing, pp. 49-58, ACM, 2011.

Trusted embedded System Operating System (TeSOS) - Study and Design

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Steffen Schulz, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Christian Stüble, Dennis Gessner, Markus Ullmann - Study and evaluation of security in sensor systems, System Security Lab, Sirrix AG, Federal Office for Information Security

Securing the Access to Electronic Health Records on Mobile Phones

Alexandra Dmitrienko, Zecir Hadzic, Hans Löhr, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Marcel Winandy - Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies 2011 - Revised Selected Papers, Springer-Verlag, 2011.

XManDroid: A New Android Evolution to Mitigate Privilege Escalation Attacks.

Sven Bugiel, Lucas Davi, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Thomas Fischer, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi - Technical Report: TUD-CS-2011-0127

A Security Architecture for Accessing Health Records on Mobile Phones.

Alexandra Dmitrienko, Zecir Hadzic, Hans Löhr, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Marcel Winandy - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF 2011), pp. 87-96, SciTePress, 2011.

2010
TruWalletM: Secure Web Authentication on Mobile Platforms

Sven Bugiel, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Kari Kostiainen, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Marcel Winandy - Trusted Systems, Second International Conference, INTRUST 2010, LNCS 6802/2011, Springer, 2011.

Privilege Escalation Attacks on Android.

Lucas Davi, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Marcel Winandy - Information Security, 13th International Conference, ISC 2010, LNCS 6531/2011, pp. 346-360, Springer 2011.

Return-Oriented Programming without Returns

Stephen Checkoway, Lucas Davi, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Hovav Shacham, Marcel Winandy - 17th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2010)

Return-Oriented Programming without Returns on ARM

Lucas Davi, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Marcel Winandy - Tech­ni­cal Re­port HGI-TR-2010-002

Key Attestation from Trusted Execution Environments.

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Kari Kostiainen, Jan-Erik Ekberg, N. Asokan. - 3rd International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing (TRUST'10)

2009
Trusted virtual domains - design, implementation and lessons learned.

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Gianluca Ramunno, Dirk Kuhlmann, Konrad Eriksson, Luigi Catuogno, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Jing Zhan, Steffen Schulz, Marcel Winandy, Matthias Schunter - International Conference on Trusted Systems (INTRUST) 2009.

2007
Zigbee-to-tcp/ip gateway: New opportunities for ZigBee-based sensor networks.

Alexandra Dmitrienko, - In IWES' 07: 6th International Workshop on Ambient Intelligence and Embedded Systems, 2007.