Computer Science Technology, Ghent and Aalst Technology Campuses
MSEC-DistriNet is active in the domain of distributed applications with a major focus on software security technologies and software for next-generation Internet-of-Things environments. Research focuses on the design, development and analysis of advanced applications and software ecosystems, while closing the gap between academic research and industrial applications. The research group has gained expertise in many key technologies in the field of distributed systems and security. A major interest is on software architectures and middleware to build sustainable Internet-of-Things ecosystems, thereby embracing advanced non-functional concerns like flexibility, maintainability and security/privacy. Within the domain of security, the group focuses on the integration of complex building blocks for security and privacy in advanced electronic services. Examples are advanced authentication technologies, privacy enhancing technologies, hardware backed platforms for increased security, identity management technologies and mechanisms for secure storage. The research also focuses on system level approaches to inspect the security in complex systems such as IoT environments, industrial control systems and critical infrastructure.