I received my MSc. degree in Information Security from University College London (UCL) in 2012. My master’s thesis examined the security of RSA public-keys, in particular, it examined the factorable RSA keys issue in TLS servers on the Internet. Prior to that, I obtained my BSc. in Computer Science from King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I am also affiliated with KAU as a Lecturer in the College of Computing and IT (CCIT). For more information about me, please visit my Github profile.
I enjoy reading and learning new things, especially those related to my field. Apart from Computer Science and Cyber Security, I also enjoy art in general. An archive for some of my very old drawings and graphic design work is available on Behance.
My research interests are in networks and internet security.
DSTC: DNS−based Strict TLS Configurations Eman Salem Alashwali and Pawel Szalachowski In The 13th International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems (CRISIS). 2018. http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/files/10131/alashwali_and_szalachowski_dstc_camera_ready.pdf
On the Feasibility of Fine−Grained TLS Security Configurations in Web Browsers Based on the Requested Domain Name E. Alashwali and K. Rasmussen In proc. of the 14th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm 2018). August, 2018. http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/files/9961/fine-grained-tls-securecomm18.pdf .
What’s in a Downgrade? A Taxonomy of Downgrade Attacks in the TLS Protocol and Application Protocols Using TLS E. Alashwali and K. Rasmussen In proc. of the 6th International Workshop on Applications and Techniques in Cyber Security (ATCS 2018) co−located with SecureComm 2018. August, 2018. http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/files/10029/downgrade-taxonomy-18.pdf.