Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

VU Amsterdam is a unique university with faculties in the humanities, STEM, social sciences and medical sciences. Our education and research are closely linked. We combine our top position in research with a strong social orientation, which has resulted in an excellent international reputation. Our education and research are distinctly multidisciplinary. This is reinforced by the fact that our faculties are all located on one campus. We are a true campus university in the heart of the Zuidas Knowledge District, sharing its excellent national and international position and accessibility.

Within THESEUS, two groups are involved into the research from VU Amsterdam:

  1. Systems and Network Security Group led by Herbert Bos
  2. Foundational and Experimental Security Group led by Fabio Massacci

Systems and Network Security Group (VUSec) is one of the larger groups in the Computer Science department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The group’s research covers all aspects of system-level security and reliability, including topics such as software hardening, exploitation, binary analysis, dependable systems, software testing, side channels, and reverse engineering. VUSec is also part of Amsterdam Cyber Security Center (AMSec). You can find more information about the group’s research for the project on this webpage.

The underpinnings of the research conducted at the Foundational and Experimental Security Group (F&ECyber) are scientific rigor and sound empirical evaluation of security methodologies and solutions from risk assessment and threat analysis to mining software vulnerabilities and analyzing Java and cloud microservices. The group promotes a foundational approach for conducting research in the intersection between Security, Software Engineering and Risk Analysis. The empirical approach allows us to solve security problems and defends against adversaries that are real instead of our own making.