Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo
Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo 
KAUST, CEMSE, RC3 (Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center)

Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo is a professor at KAUST University (KSA) and Director of its Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center (, and research fellow of SnT at the Univ. of Luxembourg (UNILU). Previously, he has been a professor and FNR PEARL Chair at UNILU and Head of the CritiX lab ( He was a member of the Sci&Tech. Comm. of ECSO EU Cyber Security Org., Chair of IFIP WG 10.4 on Dependable Comp. and F/T, and vice-Chair of the Steer. Comm. of the DSN conference. He is Fellow of IEEE and of ACM, and associate editor of the IEEE TETC journal, author of over 200 peer-refereed publications and co-author of 5 books. He is currently interested in resilient computing, in areas like: SDN-based infrastructures; autonomous vehicles; distributed control systems; digital health and genomics; or blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
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Resilience is the Cybersecurity of the XXI century!

And here's why…


In a nutshell, Resilient Computing is a new paradigm based on modelling, architecting and designing computer systems to achieve the following: built-in baseline; defense against virtually any quality of threat, be it accidental faults, design errors, cyber-attacks or unexpected operating conditions; incremental protection and automated adaptation to a dynamic range of threat severity; unattended and sustainable operation. The threat landscape of present-day computer and network systems became too uncertain, dynamic and polymorphic to be addressed in a static way by isolated disciplines such as security or dependability. For these reasons, Resilient Computing will be a game changer in the craft of designing robust computer systems of today and future. Having been part of teams that pioneered distributed fault and intrusion tolerance and resilient computing, I am absolutely convinced of the power of this paradigm. Researchers, practitioners, organisations, or nation-states mastering this paradigm will be at the forefront of cyberspace technology. I will motivate the need for stronger defenses than we have today in classic cybersecurity or dependability approaches, and will describe some approaches and results from the later years in my teams.