Hristo Koshutanski
Hristo Koshutanski  
Research Doctorate in Information and Communication Technologies (2005)

MSc in Mathematics specialisation Computer Science (2001)
ATOS Research & Innovation  Safe Society Labs, S.L.
Intro Research Projects Publications CV (on demand)
   Research Activities
   Research Interests
   Reviewer Activities
Research Activities
I have developed technical skills and competences in information and system security at different levels of activities:
  • Research activities with publications in international conferences and journals;
  • Research and management of technological development activities as participation to several EU co-funded projects;
  • Evaluation of research results for international conferences and journals;
  • Scientific evaluation of project proposals in Horizon 2020 of the EU.
My research activities have been driven by involvement in EU co-funded collaborative RTD projects. Please refer to section Projects for a summary of my activities and results per project (chronologically ordered) with references to publications co-authored.

I have a long-standing experience in managing partner-specific work in collaborative projects. I have been involved in technical coordination of local lab activities regarding delivery of technical work for several EU projects. Particularly, for H2020-THREAT-ARREST, H2020-SerIoT, and H2020-YAKSHA as a member of the Cybersecurity lab at ATOS Research & Innovation; and for FP7-CUMULUS, FP7-ASSERT4SOA, and FP7-OKKAM as a member of the Proteus research lab at the University of Malaga, Spain.

Over the years, I have learned to deliver results under strict deadlines and strong inter-dependencies to other activities, and to adapt and meet professional standards even under changing conditions and priorities.

Research and Practical Application Interests

  • Security architectures and enforcement mechanisms with a recent focus on cyber range architectural solutions and IoT security;
  • Sandbox-based malware behaviour analysis;
  • Models of authorization, access control and trust management;
  • Identity management and privacy.
       Domains of interest: service-oriented and cloud computing systems, federated systems, Internet of things and cyber-physical systems.

       I have specific technical expertise in:
  • X.509 certificate standard both identity and attribute certificates for authentication and access control;
  • Public-key infrastructure and privilege management infrastructure (PKI/PMI) for user identity and (entity) attribute management in decentralised environments;
  • Federated Identity Management. Technical realisation of Single Sign-On (SSO). Use of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) for federated identity information exchange, and X.509 certificates for user authentication.
Reviewer Activities

     Project proposals evaluation for the European Commission's H2020 framework:
  • Digital Security Focus Area (H2020-DS), Work Programme Year: 2016-2017;
  • FET-OPEN - Novel Ideas for Radically New Technologies, Work Programme Year: 2014-2015;
  • Ethics screening of project proposals for various calls of H2020 related to Big Data research (2015-2018), high performance computing (2014), and European research infrastructures (2014-2015).

     Journal reviewer:
  • Computers & Security, Elsevier (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012).
  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (2016).
  • Journal of Information Security and Applications, Elsevier (2016).
  • Service Oriented Computing and Applications, Springer (2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2008).
  • Security and Communication Networks, John Wiley & Sons (2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009).
  • World Wide Web Journal, Springer (2014).
  • African Journal of Business Management, AcademicJournals (2013).
  • Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, Springer (2013).
  • Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier (2011).
  • Future Internet, MDPI AG (2011).
  • IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2010).
  • Journal Of Systems and Software, Elsevier (2010).
  • Journal of Internet Services and Applications, Springer (2010).
  • Computer Communications, Elsevier (2008).

     Program committee member:
     External reviewer:
  • European Symposium on Research in Computer Security: ESORICS 2016, ESORICS 2015.
  • International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Research: (ICTRC-2015).
  • 8th International Workshop on Formal Aspects of Security and Trust (FAST-2011).
  • International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems: ESSoS-2010, ESSoS-2009.
  • 5th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT-2010).