Ángel Longueira-Romero

Bio

I am a PhD student from Mondragon University in Spain, currently working in the Industrial Cybersecurity Team at IKERLAN in The Basque Country, Spain.

I hold a Master's degree in Automation Engineering and Industrial Informatics, and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering, both from the University of Oviedo.

You can download a copy of my Curriculum vitae.

Research Interests

My research focuses on system security, more precisely in security testing methodologies for embedded systems and metrics development. The research questions I aim to answer at the end of my thesis are:

  • Do the contrameasures deployed work properly?
  • Is their coverage enough to undermine the threats?
  • Are they implemented correctly?

The most interesting point in my research will be the development of security metrics. Available methodologies don't usually propose metrics to know the level of security reached with all the controls and countermeasures. And when metrics are proposed, they are qualitative or the way to obtain a final value is not clearly explained nor can be applied to embedded systems. You can download the last version of my thesis poster.

Because of my background, I usually work on my own projects about electronics. I am passionate about designing and building circuits, PCBs, vacuum tubes and solid state amplifiers and anything of this kind.

Contact

python -c "print( 'alon%sira%sikerlan.%s' % ( 'gue', '@', 'es' ) ) "
IKERLAN
Industrial Cybersecurity Team
Paseo José María Arizmendiarrieta, 2
20500 Arrasate/Mondragón, Spain

Personal Projects

Electronics

  • Nixie tubes clocks.
  • Effects pedals.
  • Arduino projects.
  • Raspberry projects.
  • UV PCB Exposure Box from an old scanner.

3D Printing

Music

  • Electric bass player.
  • I also play the guitar and the oboe (yeap, the oboe).
  • Interested in styles like jazz and latin jazz, blues, bossa nova, souls and funk...
  • ... but in reality, I am really eclectic with my music taste.
  • You can check my group of soul in YouTube.

Publications

  • Ángel Longueira-Romero, Rosa Iglesias, David González, and Iñaki Garitano
    How to Quantify the Security Level of Embedded Systems? A Taxonomy of Security Metrics
    Proceedings of the 2020 18th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), July 2020
    @inproceedings{securityMetrics:indin2020,
       author = {\'Angel Longueira-Romero, Rosa Iglesias, David Gonz\'alez and Iñaki Garitano},
       title = {{How to Quantify the Security Level of Embedded Systems? A Taxonomy of Security Metrics}},
       booktitle = {{Proceedings of the 2020 18th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)}},
       year = {2020}
    }
    										
  • Ana González-Muñiz, Ángel Longueira-Romero
    Traffic Lights Powered with PV Solar Energy
    Workrooms Journal: on Power Electronics, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, July 2015
       
    @inproceedings{trafficLights:wre2015,
       author = {Ana González-Muñiz and Ángel Longueira-Romero},
       title = {{Traffic Lights Powered with PV Solar Energy}},
       booktitle = {{Workrooms Journal: on Power Electronics, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency}},
       year = {2015}
    }
    										

Theses

  • Cybersecurity Evaluation Methodology for Industrial Embedded Components
    Dissertation, Mondragon University, Ongoing
  • Designing and Deploying a PKI with HSM and automatic Certificate Renewal for Industrial Embedded Systems (Spanish)
    Master's thesis, University of Oviedo, February 2019
         
    @thesis{PKIdesign:longueira2019,
       title    = {{Diseño e implementación de una infraestructura PKI con HSM y renovación automática
                  de certificados para sistemas empotrados industriales}},
       school   = {{Gijón Polytechnic School of Engineering, University of Oviedo}},
       author   = {Longueira, Ángel},
       year     = {2019}
    }
    										
  • Design of a Temperature Regulation System for a Stirling Engine Heater (Spanish)
    Undergraduate thesis, University of Oviedo, July 2017
       
    @thesis{stirlingHeater:longueira2017,
       title    = {{Diseño del sistema de regulación de temperatura en el calentador de un motor Stirling}},
       school   = {{Gijón Polytechnic School of Engineering, University of Oviedo}},
       author   = {Longueira, Ángel},
       year     = {2017}
    }