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    Avoiding a cyber-triggered catastrophe

    October 28th, 2011

    An article I wrote two years ago (2009) for Atomium Culture was accepted one year ago (2010) and as a consequence it will be published in many European newspapers.

    I’ll be adding here the links to the articles as they get published:

    Next scheduled publications:

    • Irish Times (Ireland)
    • Rzcespospolita (Poland)


    Maxdata is hiring

    June 13th, 2011

    Please check the conditions and apply until the end of June.


    Our Book is Out

    September 23rd, 2010

    In 2008, Miguel P. Correia and myself decided to write a book on software security. Two years (of really hard work) after, it is finally available!

    The book covers many themes related to software security, namely:

    • Vulnerabilities, Attacks and Intrusions
    • Buffer overflows, Cross-site scripting, SQL injection
    • Protecting against Copy and Modification of Software
    • Software Testing and Attack Injection
    • Static Code Analysis
    • Dynamic Protection Mechanisms
    • Virtualization
    • Trusted Computing

    More details about the book (in portuguese) can be found at its official website, at the publisher (FCA) website, and it can be bought online at FCA | FNAC | Wook

    Bruno Quaresma (Master student, finished)

    September 17th, 2010

    Bruno Quaresma, Serviço de Armazenamento Tolerante a Intrusões, Master/Mestrado em Engenharia Informática (co-advised with Alysson Neves Bessani), September 2010.

    João Sousa (Master student, finished)

    August 30th, 2010

    João Catarino de Sousa, Typhon: um Serviço de Autenticação e Autorização Tolerante a Intrusões, Master/Mestrado em Engenharia Informática (co-advised with Alysson Neves Bessani), July 2010.

    Alejandro Caires (Master student, finished)

    July 29th, 2010

    Alejandro José da Fonte de Caires, Comunicador Multimédia para Redes de Nova Geração, Master/Mestrado em Engenharia Informática (Co-advised with Eng. Carlos Amorim, ABBAN), July 2010.

    Tiago Martins (Master student, finished)

    July 29th, 2010

    Tiago Jorge Canelas Martins, Concepção e Desenvolvimento de Componentes para um Servidor Aplicacional de uma Plataforma IMS, Master/Mestrado em Engenharia Informática (co-advised with Eng. Carlos Amorim, ABBAN), July 2010.

    IBWAS’10: Ibero-American Web Application Security Conference

    May 27th, 2010

    IBWAS’10:Ibero-American Web Application Security Conference , Nov 11-12, 2010.


    There is a change in the information systems development paradigm. The emergence of Web 2.0 technologies led to the extensive deployment and use of web-based applications and web services as a way to developed new and flexible information systems. Such systems are easy to develop, deploy and maintain and demonstrate impressive features for users, resulting in their current wide use.

    As a result of this paradigm shift, the security requirements have also changed. These web-based information systems have different security requirements, when compared to traditional systems. Important security issues have been found and privacy concerns have also been raised recently. In addition, the emerging Cloud Computing paradigm promises even greater flexibility; however corresponding security and privacy issues still need to be examined. The security environment should involve not only the surrounding environment but also the application core.

    This conference aims to bring together application security experts, researchers, educators and practitioners from the industry, academia and international communities such as OWASP, in order to discuss open problems and new solutions in application security. In the context of this track academic researchers will be able to combine interesting results with the experience of practitioners and software engineers.

    ReD: Resilient Database Clusters

    April 1st, 2010

    ReD is a two-year research project (Apr 2010-Mar 2012) funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

    Looking for Creative Minds

    February 23rd, 2010

    If you feel that you are up to this challenge, please apply:

    Deadline: 26-March-2010