Prof. Dr. Seungjoo (Gabriel) Kim


Hello, I am Seungjoo Gabriel Kim (Nick : Pr0xy5kim). I am a full professor of Undergraduate Department of Cyber Defense / Graduate School of Information Security in Korea University, a member of CIST(Center for Information Security Technologies) of Korea University, a vice-director of CW-TEC(Cyber Weapon Test and Evaluation Center) of Korea University, a head of SANE(Security Analysis aNd Evaluation) Lab, an advisor of 'CyKor'(Cyber security club at Korea university), a founder/advisory director of a hacker group, 'HARU' and an international security & hacking conference,' SECUINSIDE'.

Prior to joining a tenure-track faculty member at Korea University in 2011, I was previously an Assistant & Associate Professor of School of Information and Communication Engineering in Sungkyunkwan University for 7 years ('04~'11). Before that, I worked as a Team Leader of Cryptographic Technology Team and (CC-based) IT Security Evaluation Team of KISA(Korea Internet & Security Agency) for 5 years ('98~'04). I received my B.S. ('94), M.S. ('96), and Ph.D. ('99) in Information Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University, Korea.

Also, I have served as a visiting professor of Korea Military Academy, and an executive committee member of Korean E-Government, an advisory committee member of several public and private organizations such as NIS(National Intelligence Service), Digital Investigation Advisory Committee of Supreme Prosecutors' Office, Ministry of Justice, The Bank of Korea, ETRI(Electronic and Telecommunication Research Institute), KISA, and Daum Kakao Corp. etc. Besides these, I technically advised the SBS TV drama, "Phantom" and the movie, "The Berlin File".

I have written 8 books, 72 SCI(E) papers, 29 patents, and according to Google Scholar, the citations to my works are 3850+. My ultimate research objective is to detect and correct threats as early as possible during the development process. Especially, I focus on Security Engineering & SDL(Security Development Lifecycle) including (1) Threat-Risk Modeling, (2) Secure Design, (3) Security/Vulnerability Assessment (including Automated Verification of Security HW / SW / FW), (4) Security Evaluation & Security Audit (including CMVP, CC, ISMS, C&A, etc.), and (5) Secure Over-The-Air Software Updates. If you want to know more, click here : Introduction to SANE Lab. (.PPT)

Also, Our lab's R&Ds mainly focus on 'Penetration Testing' & 'Security Evaluation/Certification Consulting'. Till now we we have gotten some notable achievements :
  • Smart Card : In 2006, smart card O/S, co-worked with Samsung SDS, have earned the Common Criteria EAL4+ certification for the first time in Korea.

  • Printer (MFP) : In 2008, we co-developed the security modules of MFP (Multifunction Printer) with Samsung Electronics and guided them to get Common Criteria certification for the first time in Korea.

  • Database : In 2008, we (with WareValley) also received Common Criteria EAL4 certification for database security solution, 'Chakra' for the first time in Korea.
  • Smart TV : In 2017, LG electronics, which has been working with us, received 'world-first' Common Criteria EAL2 certification for home appliances (smart TV). CC EAL2 is the same security level as Samsung KNOX! (Prior to this, in 2015, we got TTA-verified security certification from TTA(Telecommunications Technology Association), which was well-known security testing and certification laboratory in Korea! (For detailed information refer to this article: "How to Obtain Common Criteria Certification of Smart TV for Home IoT Security and Reliability", Symmetry 2017, 9(10), 233 (IF: 1.457))

  • Network-enabled Weapon Systems : From 2016 to 2017, we (with ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff) had developed the national strategy for securing the army's weapon systems and supply chain against cyber attack. (For detailed information refer to this article: "Security Evaluation Framework for Military IoT Devices", Security and Communication Networks 2018 (IF: 1.067))


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