Mikel Iturbe


I am Mikel Iturbe, Lecturer & Researcher at Mondragon Unibertsitatea, located at the heart of the Basque Country. My research interests include Network Security, Data Science applications and Industrial Control Systems. I am part of the Data Analysis and Cybersecurity team.

My main research line is related to anomaly detection and security monitoring of Industrial Control Systems by leveraging data-driven methods. I am also interested in the field of data science, machine learning and network security.

I got my PhD concerning Industrial Network security at Mondragon University. I hold a MSc in ICT Security at at the Open University of Catalonia, the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Rovira i Virgili University and I got my BSc in Computer Engineering at Mondragon University. Moreover, I have also carried out research work at the Fraunhofer IGD Institute for Graphics Research in Darmstadt, Germany, the University of Granada in Granada, Spain and the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

When I am not in front of the computer, I enjoy reading, hiking and taking photographs.


Jul 2, 2022 Our paper, titled “Aleatorización de direcciones IP para mitigar ataques de reconocimiento de forma proactiva en sistemas de control industrial” has received the Best Research Paper Award in the VII Cybersecurity Research National Conference (JNIC 2022).
Jan 27, 2021 Our paper, titled “Fuzzing the Internet of Things: A Review on the Techniques and Challenges for Efficient Vulnerability Discovery in Embedded Systems” has been accepted in the IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
Jul 24, 2018 Our paper, titled “Truth will out: Departure-Based Process-Level Detection of Stealthy Attacks on Control Systems” has been accepted in ACM CCS 2018.
Jun 14, 2018 I received the best student work award for my PhD Thesis in the Spanish National Conference in Cybersecurity Research (JNIC 2018).
Nov 5, 2017 Our paper has been accepted for publication in the Security and Communication Networks journal.