Asuka Nakajima | Cyber Security Researcher

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Asuka Nakajima is a researcher at NTT Secure Platform Laboratories. Her research interests include reverse engineering, vulnerability discovery, and IoT security. Since 2014, she has been a member of the executive committee of SECCON, the largest CTF organizer in Japan. She is also a founder and leader of "CTF for GIRLS", which is the first female infosec community in Japan.

She has presented at various security conferences and events including Black Hat USA 2019, Black Hat EU 2019, BlackHat Asia 2020, Asia CCS 2019, ROOTCON 2019, AIS3 2018/2016, and PHDays IV. Asuka also serves as a Review Board member for Black Hat Asia from 2018, and BlueHat Shanghai 2019. She is also an author of the best seller book called "Cyber Attack" in Japan. (Bluebacks, 2018)

Recent Awards
  • (2019) 平成31年 サイバーセキュリティに関する総務大臣奨励賞 個人最年少受賞
  • (2019) 第十五回 情報セキュリティ文化賞 個人最年少受賞

Videos

News

LockNote
Black Hat Asia LockNote

[2020 Oct.02]Invited as a panelist of the BlackHat Asia 2020 Day 2 LockNote session.

Black Hat Asia 2020
Black Hat Asia 2020 Review Board

[2020 Sep.29 - Oct.02] Served as a Black Hat Asia 2020 Regional Review Board

USENIX WOOT
USENIX WOOT PC

[2020 Aug.11] Served as a program committee member for the 14th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '20)

4-Girls CTF
4-Girls CTF

[2019 Dec.07] Held a female only CTF "4-Girls CTF" in Tokyo

Linux Magazine
News

[2019 Dec.05] My research was featured in the Linux Magazine.

BlackHat Europe 2019
BlackHat Europe 2019

[2019 Dec.05] Presented at BlackHatEurope 2019. Title:OEM Finder: Hunting Vulnerable OEM IoT Devices at Scale

ROOTCON 13
ROOTCON 13

[2019 Sep.26] Presented at ROOTCON 13. Tile:Pilot Study on Semi-Automated Patch Diffing by Applying Machine-Learning Techniques

The Diplomat
News

[2019 Aug.23] Got interviewed from The Diplomat

BlackHat USA 2019
BlackHat USA 2019

[2019 Aug.08] Presented at BlackHatUSA 2019. Title: Women in Security: Building a Female InfoSec Community in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan

ACM Asia CCS
ACM Asia CCS 2019

[2019 Jul.10] Presented at ACM Asia CCS 2019. Papertitle: A Pilot Study on Consumer IoT Device Vulnerability Disclosure and Patch Release in Japan and the United States

Software Design
Software Design

[2019 Apr.18] Started a new series about CTF for the monthly magazine called Software Design

Microsoft Blue Hat Shangai
Microsoft Blue Hat Shangai 2019 Content Advisory Board

[2019 May.29-30] Served as a Microsoft Blue Hat Shangai 2019 Content Advisory Board

Black Hat Asia 2019
Black Hat Asia 2019 Review Board

[2019 Mar.26-29] Served as a Black Hat Asia 2019 Regional Review Board

Award
Award

[2019 Feb.21] Received "Cybersecurity Encouragement Prizes" from The Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications

Award
Award

[2019 Feb.12] Received 15th Information Security Culture Award

The Yomiuri Shimbun
News

[2019 Jan.06] Got interviewed from The Yomiuri Shimbun (Newspaper)

AIS3
AIS3

[2018 Jul.30-Aug.01] Gave an Advanced Reverse Engineering Lecture at Advanced Information Security Summer School(AIS3) in Taiwan

Keidanren
News

[2018 Feb.25] Joined a Three‐Man Talk at the Federation of Economic Organizations

Black Hat Asia
Black Hat Asia 2018 Review Board

[2018 Mar.20-23] Served as a Black Hat Asia Regional Review Board

CyberAttack
Book

[2018 Jan.17] Published my first book called "Cyber Attack", which focused on software vulnerabilities

GHOST IN THE SHELL CTF
GHOST IN THE SHELL CTF

[2017 Nov.10] CTF for GIRLS jointly held international female-only CTF with "GHOST IN THE SHELL REALIZE PROJECT" at the CODEBLUE 2017

CTF for SchoolGIRLS
CTF for School GIRLS

[2017 Aug.19] CTF for GIRLS held a CTF workshop for female students in Tokyo

Dagstuhl Seminar
Dagstuhl Seminar

[2017 Jul.13] Gave a Talk Related to the Following Topic. "Malware Analysis: From Large-Scale Data Triage to Targeted Attack Recognition"

DICOMO
Award

[2017 Jun.30] Received Young Researcher Award from Multimedia, Distributed, Cooperative, and Mobile Symposium (DICOMO)

AIS3
AIS3

[2016 Aug.23-25] Gave an Advanced Reverse Engineering Lecture at Advanced Information Security Summer School(AIS3) in Taiwan

Positive Hack Days VI
Positive Hack Days VI

[2016 May.18] Presented Following Research. Tile:"If You Find One, There are Probably More! A Detection Method of “Reproduced” Vulnerability"