Alpesh Bhudia is a Doctoral candidate at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber-Security for the Everyday, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London.
His research focuses on exploitation of security flaws and design-time assumptions by extortionware and ransomware, and the remediation of those issues. His early work focused on leveraging secure enclaves (SGX) to protect ransomware keys from anti-ransomware software (e.g., Paybreak), in the interest of highlighting the lack of depth in contemporary anti-ransomware approaches . This has since evolved into a body of work that includes Proof-of-Stake validators (staking pool operators/investors) as potential targets for next generation ransomware. His research interests include trusted execution environments, user security, ransomware, cyber extortion, and decentralised systems modelling to identify novel exploits and develop countermeasures.