Portrait Maria Mushtaq
Maria MushtaqAssociate Professor

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Maria Mushtaq is an Associate Professor at Telecom Paris. She received her PhD in Information Security from the University of South Brittany, France, in 2019. She has worked as a CNRS Postdoctoral Researcher at LIRMM, University of Montpellier, France under “excellence post-doc grant” for 2 years.

Activités : enseignement, recherche, projetsActivities : Teaching, Research, Projects

She possesses expertise in microarchitectural vulnerability assessment and design & development of runtime mitigation solutions against side- and covert-channel information leakage in modern computing systems. Her research interests mainly focus on cryptanalysis, constructing and validating software security components, and constructing OS-based security primitives against various hardware vulnerabilities. She is currently involved in various national and international projects and has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications in international conferences and journals.

Scientific Involvement

  • Exploration of Systematic Vulnerability Assessment of Side-Channel Attacks,  HiPEAC Collaboration Gran , Computer Architecture and Security Laboratory (CASLAB), Yale University, USA, 2021.
  • Panelist, Debate: Future directions for secure hardware/software interfaces,  SILM Workshop, Euro Security & Privacy, Digital event, France, 2021.
  • Microarchitectural Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigations, invited talk, presented on 19th March 2021, CIDRE, IRISA, Rennes, France.  Talk available here
  • What are Transient Execution Attacks – Are We Secure Today? ADAC Days, 22nd April 2021, LIRMM, Montpellier, France.
  • The State of Information Security is Dark & Full of Terror, invited talk, presented at ECLab, Information Technology University, Pakistan, 11th February 2021.
  • Guest Editor at Journal of Applied Sciences,  Special Issue: Side Channel Attacks in Embedded Systems, 2021.
  • Program Committee Member, European Test Symposium (ETS), 2020-2021.
  • Side-channel Information Leakage: A Threat to Modern Computing Paradigm, Invited talk, 30th May 2021,  Global Forum on Innovations in Science and Technology, Minhaj University, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Machine Learning as a Security Approach: Detection of Side and Covert Channel Attacks., Presented at GDR SoC2 and Sécurité Informatique, Lyon, France, 26th November 2020.  Slides here.
  • Microarchitectural Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigations, Keynote Talk at IEEE-CASS (Rio do sul chapter), 20th Nov 2020. Talk Available Here.
  • Special Track SCADD: Side Channel Attacks, Detection & Defenses, The Fifth International Conference on Cyber Technologies and Cyber Systems, Nice, France, 2020.
  • Side-Channel Attacks, Detection and Mitigation: An Understanding to Microarchitectural Security, invited talk, presented at Laboratory TIMA, 5th Dec 2020.
  • An Understanding to Microarchitectural Security and Future Perspectives, invited talk, presented at Laboratory VERIMAG, Grenoble, 11th Dec 2020.
  • Threat of Side-channels and Secure-by-Design Computing, invited talk, presented at LiP6, Sorbonne University, Paris, 17th Dec 2020.
  • Side-channel Information Leakage –Attacks, Detection & Mitigation, invited talk, presented at LIRMM, Montpellier, 22nd March 2019.
  • Machine Learning for Security: The Case of Side-channel Attack Detection at Run-time, Presented at Journée thématique Sécurité, fiabilité et test des SoC2: challenges et opportunités dans l’ère de l’Intelligence Artificielle, Paris, France, 2019.
  • Cache-Based Side Channel Intrusion Detection using Hardware Perfor-mance Counters,M. Mushtaq, A. Akram, M. K. Bhatti, V. Lapotre, G. Gogniat, Presented at 16th International Workshops on Cryptographic Architectures Embedded in Logic Devices (CryptArchi), 2018.  Link Here.
  • Cache based Side Channels–Attacks & Detection Approaches, Workshop on Cyber Security, Université de Bretagne Sud, Lorient, France, 2017.

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