Network Security and Privacy
Research Lab @ KAIST
Welcome to Network Security and Privacy Research Lab, School of Computing, KAIST.
카이스트 네트워크 보안 및 프라이버시 연구실입니다.
Min Suk Kang (School of Computing, KAIST) is leading NetS&P group.
We are interested in various security and privacy research on blockchain, 5G networks, IoT, and Internet protocols.
최근에 블록체인, 5G 시스템, IoT 시스템, 인터넷 프로토콜/구조 관련 보안/프라이버시 연구를 중점적으로 하고 있습니다.
Eager to invest in "world-class" security and privacy research? Join us!
"세계 최고 수준"의 네트워크 보안/프라이버시 연구를 통해 사회와 학문에 기여하고 싶으신 분들 (학부/석사/박사) 환영합니다.
We have multiple positions open: PhD/master students and graduate/undergraduate interns.
If you are interested, please send me an email with your cv and schedule a call or a meeting.
(2023/04) Min Suk is serving as a PC at NDSS 2024.
(2023/03) Min Suk is appointed as Kwon Oh-Hyun Endowed Assistant Professor for three-year term.
(2023/03) Three new master students are joining our group! Welcome Eunchan Park (KAIST GSIS), Taeung Yoon (KAIST GSIS), and Donghyeok Kim (KAIST CS)!
(2023/02) Min Suk has been awarded College of Engineering’s Songam Distinguished Research Award.
(2023/01) New paper on Sustainability of Bitcoin Partitioning Attacks has been accepted to FC 2023! Congrats Jaehyun and Seungjin!
(2023/01) Min Suk is serving as a PC at ACM CCS 2023.
(2023/01) Four new undergraduate interns are joining our group! Welcome Jinseo Lee (KAIST CS), Jaewon In (SNU CS), Dongpyeong Seo (KAIST CS), and Byungkyu Kong (KAIST CS)!
(2022/12) New paper on Partitioning Ethereum without Eclipsing It has been accepted to NDSS 2023. Congrats to Seungwon Woo and Tae Ung Yoon!
(2022/12) New paper on Preventing SIM Box Fraud Using Device Fingerprinting has been accepted to NDSS 2023!
(2022/08) Min Suk will be the founding co-director (along with Prateek Saxena at NUS) of the largest international Blockchain Research Center (BRC) in Asia (news: kor1, kor2, eng1, eng2). Thanks Klaytn Foundation!
(2022/07) Four new undergrad interns are joining our group. Welcome Taeung Yoon (Yonsei CS), Harin Kim (KAIST CS), Seungmin Park (KAIST MS), and Amin Jalilov (KAIST CS)!
(2022/04) Our alumni Dr. Nitya Lakshmanan will join School of Computing, NUS as a lecturer (teaching faculty member). Congrats Nitya!
(2022/03) Three new master students are joining our group! Welcome Wonhoi Kim (KAIST GSIS), Jaehyun Ha (KAIST GSIS), and Mintae Kim (KAIST CS)!
(2022/02) Muoi has successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Handling Network Attacks Exploiting Routing Information Asymmetries." Congrats Dr. Muoi Tran!
(2022/02) Nitya has successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Risks and Use of Side Channels in Modern Wireless Systems." Congrats Dr. Nitya Lakshmanan!
(2022/02) Min Suk has been awarded The Soo-Young Lee Teaching Innovation Award (excellent prize).
(2022/02) Our recent work on Privacy Risk of Watching YouTube over Cellular Networks has been accepted to IMWUT/UbiComp 2022. Congrats to Nitya and Byoungjun!
(2022/01) Min Suk is serving as a PC at ACM CCS 2022 and ACM WiSec 2022.
(2022/01) One new undergrad intern is joining our group. Welcome Mintae Kim (Postech ITC)!
(2021/12) Two new undergrad interns are joining our group. Welcome Seohee Lee (KAIST CS) and Junhyun Jang (KAIST CS)!
(2021/12) Min Suk gave a talk at Department of Information and Communication Engineering at DGIST on Blockchain Security.
(2021/11) Our recent work on measuring block synchronization in Bitcoin has been accepted to FC 2022. Congrats to Seungjin, Hocheol, Yongwoo, and Muoi!
(2021/10) Min Suk had an interview with Arirang News In-Depth on Cyber Warfare and Ransomware.
(2021/09) We publish our recent findings on weak block synchronization in Bitcoin (Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2021/1282).
(2021/09) Min Suk is giving a talk at CS department at Yonsei University on Blockchain Security.
(2021/09) A new master student is joining our group. Welcome Hocheol Nam (KAIST GSIS)!
(2021/07) Our work on Defending against Network-Sybil Attacks in Bitcoin has been presented at The third workshop on Theory and Practice of Blockchains 2021. See the full presentation YouTube by Muoi Tran!
(2021/07) A new undergrad intern joins our group. Welcome Hobin Kim (KAIST CS)!
(2021/04) Min Suk is listed as a Rising Star in the ICT field in Korea. See the interview.
(2021/03) Our recent work on Identifying DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) messages using Machine Learning has been accepted to IEEE EuroS&P 2021. Congrats to Levi and Himanshu!
(2021/02) Our recent work on Defending against Network-Sybil Attacks in Bitcoin has been accepted to USENIX Security 2021. Congrats to Muoi and Akshaye!
(2021/02) Min Suk won the NRF Young Researcher Program (2021-2024) on the topic of 5G/6G system side-channel security analysis.
(2021/02) Three new master students are joining our group. Welcome Byoungjun Choi (KAIST GSIS), Yong Woo Oh (KAIST GSIS), and SeungJin Baek (KAIST CS)!
(2021/01) Three new undergrad interns are joining our group. Welcome JunSeoung Choi (KAIST CS), Wonhoi Kim (KAIST CS), and Yonatan Gizachew (KAIST EE)!
(2020/11) Our work is acknowledged in GSMA Mobile Security Hall of Fame and it is referenced CVD-2020-40. Congrats to Nitya!
(2020/10) Min Suk presented at ISEC 2020 on New Trends in Enterprise Network Security in the Post-COVID Era.
(2020/09) Our recent work on Location Privacy Attack in Modern Cellular Networks has been accepted to USENIX Security 2021. Congrats to Nitya!
(2020/09) Min Suk presented at the Graduate School Seminar at UNIST.
(2020/08) Min Suk is joining School of Computing at KAIST from 26 Aug 2020.
(2020/06) CoinDesk covers how the latest Bitcoin Core code tries to address our Erebus attack (but fails to fix it completely).
(2020/06) I will leave NUS and start a new network security & privacy research group at KAIST from August 2020.
(2020/05) Our Erebus attack (a Bitcoin partitioning attack) was presented at the online IEEE S&P 2020: see a 1-min video or a full video (project website)
(2020/03) Our recent work on Amplification DDoS defense utilizing programmable switches is accepted for presentation at IEEE NetSoft 2020. Congrats to Khooi!
(2019/11) I will be serving as a PC at ACM CCS 2020 and IEEE ICDCS 2020.
(2019/10) Muoi Tran (4th-year PhD) has won the 2019 Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship. Congrats to Muoi!
(2019/10) Our recent work on DoS against Open vSwitches is accepted for presentation at the Open vSwitch 2019 Fall Conference. Congrats to Levente! paper
(2019/09) I was invited to give a talk on DDoS/Bitcoin attacks at KAIST, DGIST, Postech, Korea Univ, Tsinghua Univ. Talk slides can be found here.
(2019/09) Our paper on a novel Denial-of-Service attack against Open vSwitches has been accepted to ACM CoNEXT 2019. Congrats to Levente!
(2019/09) Institute for Information Industry (III), Taiwan funded our work on 5G security. Thanks III!
(2019/08) Our Erebus Bitcoin attack project webpage has been revamped! Please check this out.
(2019/08) Muoi Tran (4th-year PhD) receives Dean’s Graduate Research Excellence Award. Congrats to Muoi!
(2019/07) I was invited to give a talk on Bitcoin and 5G attacks at III, Taiwan.
(2019/07) Our paper on a Stealthy Partitioning Attack against Bitcoin has been accepted to IEEE S&P 2020. Congrats to Muoi, Inho, Gi Jun, Viet-Anh! paper
(2019/05) Muoi Tran (3rd-year PhD) has been awarded President’s Graduate Fellowship (PGF). Congrats to Muoi!
(2019/03) Our paper on Verifiable In-network Filtering for DDoS Defense has been accepted to IEEE ICDCS 2019. Congrats to Deli and Muoi!
(2019/03) Our paper on Detecting Surveillance Camera Looping Attacks via Wi-Fi has been accepted to ACM WiSec 2019. Congrats to Nitya!
(2018/12) Our paper on Transit-link DDoS Attacks and Defenses has been accepted to IEEE S&P 2019. Congrats to Muoi! (Link to the paper)