About Me


My name is Ben Nassi.

I am a Ph.D. student @ Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and a former Google employee. My advisor is Prof. Yuval Elovici. My research interests are cyber security and IoT devices. I work at the Cyber@BGU laboratories, performing research on drones, smart irrigation systems, wearable technology, and other cool topics.

I received my M.Sc. degree from BGU's
Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering in 2015.

I received my B.Sc. degree from BGU's Department of  Computer Science in 2012.


Research Highlights



Glowworm Attack: Optical TEMPEST Sound Recovery via a Device’s Power Indicator LED

Ben Nassi, Yaron Pirotin, Yuval Elovici, Boris Zadov 

CCS 2021

SoK - Security and Privacy in the Age of Drones

Ben Nassi, Asaf Shabtai, Ryusuke Masuoka, Yuval Elovici. 

IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy 2021

Lamphone - Real-Time Passive Sound Recovery from Light Bulb Vibrations

Ben Nassi, Yaron Pirotin, Adi Shamir, Yuval Elovici, Boris Zadov 

BlackHat USA 2020

USENIX Security 22

Drones’ Cryptanalysis - Smashing Cryptography with a Flicker

Ben Nassi, Raz Ben-Netanel, Adi Shamir, Yuval Elovici. 

IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy 2019

RSA Conference APJ 2019

Phantom of the ADAS

Ben Nassi, Dudi Nassi, Raz Ben-Netanel, Yisroel Morsky, Oleg Drokin, Yuval Elovici. 

ACM CCS 2020

CyberTech TLV 2020

Xerox Day Vulnerability 

Ben Nassi, Adi Shamir, Yuval Elovici. 

IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security

RSA 2020

MobilBye - Attacking ADAS with Camera Spoofing

Dudi Nassi, Raz Ben-Netanel, Yuval Elovici, Ben Nassi 

Piping Botnet - Turning Green Technology into a Water Disaster

Ben Nassi, Moshe Sror, Ido Lavi, Yair Meidan, Asaf Shabtai, Yuval Elovici.

IoT Village @ DefCon 26




Press Coverage




2019 Teaching Assistant - Network Security for SI/SE students @ BGU

2018 Teaching Assistant - Network Security for SI/SE students @ BGU


2020  Student PC @ IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

2019  Student PC @ IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

2016 Internship @                  TLV


2018  "Negev - Faran Scholarship"