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Ethical hacking and digital forensics



Ethical hacking and digital forensics constitute well-known topics aimed at testing and recovering systems and services. Some specific aspects addressed by NESG in this area are:

  • - Development of new methodologies
  • - Techniques for fingerprinting
  • - Exploitation techniques and their countermeasures
  • - Ethical Hacking capabilities training
  • - Malware analysis and reverse engineering
  • - Privacy mechanisms
  • - Tools and methodologies for digital forensics


NESG leads the HACKIIT team participating in CTF competitions.



  • Maciá-Fernández, G., Goméz Hernández, J. A., Robles Carrillo, M. & García-Teodoro, P. (2019). Blockchain-based forensic system for collection and preservation of network service evidences. Digital Investigation, 28, S141. [More] 
  • Zurutuza, U., Iturbe, M., Ezpeleta, E. & Garitano, I. (2018). Actas de las IV Jornadas Nacionales de Investigación en Ciberseguridad. [More] 
  • Maciá-Fernández, G. & Caravaca, A (2018). Evaluación de un sistema forense para BitTorrent. In Proceedings of RECSI 2018, pages 56-61. [More] 
  • Salah, S., Maciá-Fernández, G. & Díaz-Verdejo, J. E. (2018). Fusing Information from Tickets and Alerts to Improve the Incident Resolution Process. Information Fusion, 45, 38-52. [More] 
  • Magán-Carrión, R. & Dorronsoro, B (2018). On the Way of Protecting MANETs Against Security Threats: A Proactive Approach. In Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Complexity: The PAAMS Collection. [More]