Dr Francisco J. Aparicio Navarro

Job: Lecturer in Cyber Security

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Address: GH 5.33, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7239

E: fnavarro@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Aparicio Navarro works as a Lecturer in Cyber Security at De Montfort University. His research interest are in the areas of Network Security, Intrusion Detection and Network Traffic Analysis. He is also a Certified Ethical Hacker / Penetration Tester. Dr Aparicio Navarro has advanced the state-of-the-art of network security by developing novel unsupervised Intrusion Detection Systems, and proposing statistical approaches to integrate Contextual Information and Situational Awareness into the cyber-attack detection process. He was involved in the defence project UDRC, collaborating with the MoD/Dstl, has delivered cyber security solutions for Connected Autonomous Vehicles, in partnership with Airbus, and researches methods to detect Advanced Persistent Threats and Multi-Stage Attacks in networked environments. Dr Aparicio Navarro is currently an Academic Visitor within the Signal Processing and Networks Research Group at Loughborough University.

Research Skills / Expertise:

  • Computer Networks (Routing and Switching, CCNA)
  • Anomaly-based & Signature-based Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking (CSTA)
  • Data Mining & Machine Learning
  • Network Traffic Monitoring, Cross-Layer Measurements & Data Fusion
  • Context & Knowledge Representation

Publications and outputs 

Full list of publications in Google Scholar

Selected Publications:

F. J. Aparicio-Navarro, K. Kyriakopoulos, I. Ghafir, S. Lambotharan, J. Chambers, “Multi-stage attack detection using contextual information,” in IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), 2018, pp. 920-925.

I. Ghafir, M. Hammoudeh, V. Prenosil, L. Han, R. Hegarty, K. Rabie, F. J. Aparicio-Navarro, “Detection of advanced persistent threat using machine-learning correlation analysis,” Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 89, 2018, pp. 349-359.

I. Ghafir, K. Kyriakopoulos, F. J. Aparicio-Navarro, S. Lambotharan, B. AsSadhan, H. BinSalleeh, “A basic probability assignment methodology for unsupervised wireless intrusion detection,” IEEE Access, vol. 6, 2018, pp. 40008-40023.

F. J. Aparicio-Navarro, K. Kyriakopoulos, Y. Gong, D. Parish, J. Chambers, “Using pattern-of-life as contextual information for anomaly-based intrusion detection systems,” IEEE Access, vol. 5, no. 1, 2017, pp. 22177-22193. 

D. Santoro, G. Escudero-Andreu, K. Kyriakopoulos, F. J. Aparicio-Navarro, D. Parish, M. Vadursi, “A hybrid intrusion detection system for virtual jamming attacks on wireless networks,” Elsevier Measurement, vol. 109, 2017, pp. 79-87.

F. J. Aparicio-Navarro, J. Chambers, K. Kyriakopoulos, Y. Gong, D. Parish, “Using the pattern-of-life in networks to improve the effectiveness of intrusion detection systems,” in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2017, pp. 1-7.

Research interests/expertise

Network Security, Intrusion Detection Systems, Network Traffic Analysis, Computer Networks

Courses taught

18/19 Computer Networks:

CTEC3605 - Multi-Service Networks 1

CTEC3606 - Multi-Service Networks 2

Professional licences and certificates

Ethical Hacking - Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA), 7Safe PA Consulting

Projects

  • INSURE: Intrusion Detection System for Public Hotspot Cyber Security (Innovate UK)

Previous projects:

  • Cross Layer Techniques for Intrusion Tolerant Networks (EPSRC) - EP/H005005/1 (PhD Student)
  • Signal Processing Solutions for the Networked Battlespace (Dstl & EPSRC) - EP/K014307/1 & EP/K014307/2 (Research Associate)
  • FLOURISH: Empowerment through Trusted Secure Mobility (Innovate UK & Airbus)

Professional esteem indicators

Programme Committee:

Program Chair - 3rd IEEE Symposium on Software Engineering for Smart Systems (SSESS) 2019, Leicester, UK

Invited Speaker:

Workshop on Machine Learning for Cyber Security (2019), Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Faculty of Technology Research Seminar Series (2018), De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Workshop in Cybersecurity and Future Challenges (2018), King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Data Science and Signal Processing meeting (2017), The Alan Turing Institute, London, UK

Workshop in Anomaly Detection (2016), ANII, Montevideo, Uruguay

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