Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology
Department:Computing and Technology
Erika leads our Cisco Networking Academy and her expertise is in networks and security. She has a special interest in newest technology such as Software Defined Networks and the Internet of Things, with a focus on how they can improve security and how they affect the security of a network.
Erika has been an active academic and researcher for more than ten years, focusing primarily on computer networks and security. Her research career started with the creation of intrusion detection systems by analysing source code, then shifted into the definition of secure protocols for mobile and wireless communication, as well as intrusion detection techniques for mobile and wireless networks based in the Mobile-IP protocol.
Erika's current areas of interest are software defined networks, and the definition of new protocols within the paradigm of a single controller within the network, and the security of the Internet of Things. She is currently a member of our Virtualization, Simulation & Infrastructure Research Group, where she's in charge of supervising several undergraduate, MSc and PhD dissertations.
BSc (Hons) Computer Networks, BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems, PGCert Networking
Trejo, L.A., Alonso, R. Ávila, A., Monroy, R., Sánchez, E., Vázquez, J. and Maqueo, M., 2010. Using Cloud Computing MapReduce Operations to Detect DDoS Attacks on DNS Servers. IBERGRID 2010. 4th Iberian Grid Infrastructure Conference, 24-27 May 2010, Braga, Portugal.
Trejo, L.A., Sánchez, E., Alonso, R., Vázquez, J. and Cardona, J., 2010. Elisa: Emergency, Positioning, and Immediate Assistance System. SHEWC'2010 - X Safety, Health and Environmental World Congress, 25-28 July 2010, Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Sánchez, E. and Edwards, R., 2003. Process Monitoring and Intrusion Detection. In PREP 2003, April 2003.
Sánchez., E. and Edwards, R., 2002. On Achieving Secure Seamless Security. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop Mobile and Wireless Communications Network 2002, September 2002.
Abouzakhar, N.S., Gani, A., Sánchez, E., Alhashmi, S. and Manson, G., 2002. Towards Intelligent Fuzzy Agents to Dynamically Control the Resources Allocations for a Network Under Denial of Service Attacks. In Proceedings of Recent Advances in Computers, Computing and Communications, July 2002.
Sánchez, E. and Edwards, R., 2002. Optimization of the Establishment of Secure Communication Channels in Wireless Mobile Networks. In Proceedings of Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, April 2002.
Abouzakhar, N., Gani, A., Sánchez, E., Alhashmi, S. and Mandon, G., 2002. The Role of Intelligent Fuzzy Agents in Detecting and Automatically Responding to Network Denial of Service Attacks. In PREP 2002, April 2002.
Kraner, M., Yap, C.N., Cvetkovic, S. and Sánchez, E., 2000. Can Mobile IP be used as a link between IMT 2000 Technologies and Operators? In Proceedings of Karlsruhe Workshop on Software Radios, March 2000.
Sánchez, E. and Vázquez, J., 1998. Characterization of computer attacks, DISC '98, December 1998.