Neetesh Saxena

Dr Neetesh Saxena

  • Lecturer (Academic) in Cyber Security
  • Poole House P420, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I am a Lecturer in Cyber Security within the Department of Computing and Informatics. Before joining BU, I was a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Prior to this, I was with the Department of Computer Science, The State University of New York (SUNY) Korea, South Korea as a Post-Doctoral Researcher and a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Computer Science, Stony Brook University, USA. I earned my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, India. In 2013-14, I was a Visiting Research Student and a DAAD Scholar at Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT), Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, Germany. I was also a TCS Research Scholar during Jan. 2012 - Apr. 2014. I work in the area of security and privacy. My current research interests include cyber security, cyber-physical system security in the smart grid and vehicle-to-grid, security and privacy in the cellular networks, securing end-to-end systems, and secure mobile applications...



I am actively looking for good students or faculty members who are interested in doing a PhD (full time, 3-year) on security related topic from Bournemouth University, UK.

There are two schemes under which he/she can be admitted:

1) Match-funded PhD:

He/She can find a company that can pay 8000 pounds per year for three consecutive years. Bournemouth University will subsidise the remaining cost of the research. The subsidy from BU is worth up to £20,000, comprised of a fee waiver and the other half of the stipend.

It's a competitive call and the deadline is 30 Dec. 2016 to approach me.

2) Vice-Chancellor PhD scholarships: (at present call is closed, will open soon):

These scholarships only provide a fee waiver, they do not include a stipend to cover living expenses. As part of the application process, you will need to provide evidence that you can support yourself financially for the duration of your doctorate. He/she must be a sponsored candidate. The university will not provide any scholarship, but his/her fees will be waived. So, he/she must have some fund to support him/herself. Therefore, It is necessary that person has some money to cover living expenses.

Please contact me ASAP with updated CV, if you/your friend/colleague are interested in doing so. The PhD studentship will start from Sept...


Journal Articles

  • Saxena, N. and Grijalva S., 2017. Dynamic Secrets and Secret Keys Based Scheme for Securing Last Mile Smart Grid Wireless Communication. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 13 (3).
  • Saxena, N., Grijalva S, Chukwuka V and Vasilakos A, 2017. Network Security and Privacy Challenges in Smart Vehicle-to-Grid. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.
  • Saxena, N. and Grijavla S, 2017. Efficient Signature Scheme for Delivering Authentic Control Commands in the Smart Grid. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
  • Saxena, N., Grijalva S. and Chaudhari N. S., 2016. Authentication protocol for an IoT-enabled LTE networks. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, 16 (4).
  • Saxena and Choi B J, 2016. Integrated Distributed Authentication Protocol for Smart Grid Communications. IEEE Systems Journal.
  • Saxena and Choi B J, 2016. Authentication Scheme for Flexible Charging and Discharging of Mobile Vehicles in the V2G Networks. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 11 (7), 1438-1452.
  • Saxena, Choi B J and Lu R, 2016. Authentication and Authorization Scheme for Various User-Roles and Devices in Smart Grid. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 11 (5), 907-921.
  • Saxena and Choi B J, 2015. State of Art Authentication, Integration, and Access Control in Smart Grid. Energies, 8 (10), 11883-11915.
  • Saxena and Chaudhari N S, 2015. ES-AKA: An Efficient and Secure Authentication and Key Agreement Protocol for UMTS Networks. Wireless Personal Communications: an international journal, 84 (3), 1981-2012.
  • Saxena and Chaudhari N S, 2014. Secure-AKA: An Efficient AKA Protocol for UMTS Networks. Wireless Personal Communications: an international journal, 78 (2), 1345-1373.
  • Saxena and Chaudhari N S, 2014. EasySMS: A Protocol for End-to-End Secure Transmission of SMS. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 9 (7), 1157-1168.
  • Saxena and Chaudhari N S, 2014. SecureSMS: A Secure SMS Protocol for VAS and Other Applications. Journal of Systems and Software, 90, 138-150.


  • Saxena, N., Santiago G and Choi BJ, 2018. Securing Restricted Publisher-Subscriber Communications in Smart Grid Substations. In: COMSNET 3-7 January 2018 Bengaluru.
  • Saxena, N., katos and Kumar N, 2017. Cyber-Physical Smart Grid Security Tool for Education and Training Purposes. In: International Workshop on Realigning Cyber Security Education 27 November 2017 Canberra, Australia.
  • Saxena, N., Chukwuka V, Xiong L and Grijalva S, 2017. CPSA: A Cyber-Physical Security Assessment Tool for Situational Awareness in Smart Grid. In: 3rd ACM Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security & Privacy (CPS-SPC) in Conjunction with ACM CCS 30 October-3 November 2017 Dallas, USA.
  • Saxena, N. and Chaudhari NS, 2017. Secure Algorithms for SAKA Protocol in the GSM Network. In: 10th Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC) 25-27 September 2017 Valencia, Spain.
  • Saxena, N., Choi, B.J. and Grijalva, S., 2017. Secure and privacy-preserving concentration of metering data in AMI networks.
  • Saxena, Choi B J and Cho S, 2015. Lightweight Privacy Preserving Authentication Scheme for V2G Networks in Smart Grid. In: IEEE International Conference Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom) 20-22 August 2015 Helsinki, Finland.
  • Saxena and Chaudhari N S, 2015. Proposed Terminal Device for End-to-End Secure SMS in Cellular Networks. In: 10th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA), Academic track of the 18th Annual NYS Cyber Security Conference 2-3 June 2015 Albany, NY, USA.
  • Saxena and Chaudhari N S, 2013. An Integrated Approach for SMS Based Secure Mobile Banking in India. In: 29th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 9-13 December 2013 New Orleans, USA.
  • Saxena and Chaudhari N S, 2013. First Symmetric Batch Verification Protocol for Securely Deliver Value Added Services to Multiple Mobile Users. In: 29th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 9-13 December 2013 New Orleans, USA.
  • Saxena and Chaudhari N S, 2013. VAS-AKA: An Efficient Batch Verification Protocol for Value Added Services. In: IEEE International Conference on System, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) 13-16 October 2013 Manchester, UK.
  • Saxena and Chaudhari N S, 2013. NPA: Protocol for Secure Communications in GSM Cellular Network. In: 10th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC) 11-14 January 2013 Las Vagas, Navada USA. IEEE.
  • Saxena, Chaudhari N S and Prajapati G L, 2012. An Extended Approach for SMS Security using Authentication Functions. In: 7th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA) 18-20 July 2012 Singapore. IEEE, 663-668.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Cyber Security and Human Factor


  • ACM, Member (2012-),
  • IEEE, Member (2010-),
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