Announcement nominees for the DCRSP Award in 2020

March 2, 2020

Part of the track ‘security and privacy’ at the ICT.OPEN 2020 conference March 18th in MartiniPlaza Groningen, is the Dutch Cyber Security Research best Paper competition. The prestigious DCSRP prize was introduced in 2015 by dcypher to acknowledge the best recent non-commercial scientific cybersecurity research paper. The objective is to demonstrate the progress and achievements in the execution of recent Dutch cybersecurity research. In the track recent cybersecurity research papers will be presented by their main authors (PhD students in most cases). Jury members Prof. Anja Lehmann, Dr. Martina Lindorfer and Prof. Davide Balzarotti selected four papers under technical chairmanship of drs. Jan Piet Barthel. In total ten papers were submitted. 


The top four ‘highlights of Dutch Cyber Security Research’ (in random order) are:

  1. CSI NN: Reverse Engineering of Neural Network Architectures Through Electromagnetic Side Channel
    Authors:    Lejla Batina, Shivam Bhasin, Dirmanto Jap, Stjepan Picek
    This paper will be presented by Stjepan Picek 
  2. Self-Encrypting Deception: Weaknesses in the Encryption of Solid State Drives
    Authors:    Carlo Meijer (Radboud University, the Netherlands) and Bernard van Gastel (Open University of the Netherlands)
    This paper will be presented by Carlo Meijer
  3. RIDL: Rogue In-flight Data Load
    Author:    Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa Milburn, Sebastian Österlund, Pietro Frigo, Giorgi Maisuradze, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos, Cristiano Giuffrida
    This paper will be presented by Sebastian Österlund
  4. Exploiting Correcting Codes: On the Effectiveness of ECC Memory Against Rowhammer Attacks
    Authors:    Lucian Cojocar, Kaveh Razavi, Cristiano Giuffrida, Herbert Bos
    The paper will be presented by Lucian Cojocar (video)

All four presenters above receive a signed certificate. The winner receives the Dutch Cyber Security Research best Paper Award (DCSRP) and a €1000 bonus cheque, sponsored by a.o. KPN Security.



ICT.OPEN is the principal ICT research conference in the Netherlands. The state of art in ICT research is presented and discussed here.