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Information Security Group


The Information Security Group (ISG) focuses its activity on the development and proposal of security services, and their deployment in telecommunication networks.

The Information Security Group (ISG) was created at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2002. From the very beginning, the main strategic objective of the ISG group was to be a reference security group.

Currently, the group is formed by 9 professors and after 15 years working together, the results are 163 papers in ranked journals, 321 papers in conferences, 60 competitive projects, 20 read thesis, 17 books and book chapters, 12 awards and 9 patents.

The group is leading the security and privacy tasks in the H2020 BIG IoT project including blockchain for enhancing security and privacy on the IoT. The group has also expererience in network forensics, remote tools, cloud forensics and antiforensics tools. In addition, ISG members have worked in traceability and fingerprinting codes, as well as decoding algorithms. Finally, we have experience in authentication and certification at different protocol layers.


Research topics

  • Blockchain technologies
  • Network forensics
  • Security protocol description through sematics
  • Privacy
  • Copyright protection and digital content distribution rights
  • Authentication and certificate revocation
  • Secure identification
  • Reputation systems
  • Security in wireless/wired networks (IoT, cloud, MANET, VANET, p2p, cognitive, satellite, and sensor networks)


Ongoing projects

  • BIGIoT: Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the Internet of Things. Commission of European Communities. H2020-688038-BIG Iot.  Budget: 218.300,00 €. Dates: from 2016-01-01 to 2018-12-31. IP:  Juan Hernández
  • ISG-SGR: Information Security Group - Consolidated Research Group. AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca. 2017 SGR 782. Budget: 62.280,00 €. Dates: from 2017-01-01 to 2019-12-31. IP: Oscar Esparza
  • ANFORA: Análisis forense avanzado. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. TEC2015-68734-R. Budget: 138.545,00 €. Dates: from 2016-01-01 to 2018-12-31. IP:  Miquel Soriano and Juan Hernández
  • ARPASAT: Arquitectura software para control de tasa en redes integradas satélite-terrestre. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. TEC2015-70197-R Budget 99.220,00 €. Dates: from 2016-01-01 to 2019-12-31.


Contact Person

Óscar Esparza Martín



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