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 Huy Kang Kim


He received his PhD in industrial and systems engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2009. He received an MS degree from KAIST in 2000. He received a BS degree in industrial management from KAIST in 1998. 

He founded A3 Security Consulting, the first information security consulting company in South Korea in 1999. Also, he was a member and the last leader of KUS (KAIST UNIX Society), the legendary hacking group in South Korea. 

Currently he is an associate professor in Graduate School of Information Security, Korea University. His recent research is focused on solving many security problems in online games based on the user behavior analysis. Before joining Korea University, he was a technical director (TD) and a head of information security department of NCSOFT (2004~2010), one of the most famous MMORPG companies in the world.


1994.3-1998.2    BS, Industrial Management, KAIST

1998.3-2000.2    MS, Industrial Engineering, KAIST

2000.3-2009.2    Ph.D, Industrial and System Engineering, KAIST 

Work Experiences

2017.11              Co-Founder, AI.Spera  

2015.3-present   Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Security, Korea University 

2016.3-2017.2   Visiting Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

2010.3-2015.2    Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Security, Korea University

2004.5-2010.2    Head of Information Security Department/Technical Director, NCSOFT

1999.8                Founder, A3 Security Consulting 


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          KCI (Korea domestic) paper list from  



  • 2003.12.31 정보통신 분야 유공자 표창 수여
  • 2004.12.21 "NC Rookie 상", 2004년 NC모범사원시상
  • 2007.01.02 "NC 대상", 2006년 엔씨종합시상-엔씨대상
  • 2012.12.10 "국내논문상", 2012년 한국정보보호학회 학술상, (김휘강)
  • 2014. "최우수논문상", 국방정보보호컨퍼런스 2014 (주저자 장재욱)
  • 2014.10. "미래창조과학부 장관상", ITRC Forum 2014 (수상자 강아름)
  • 2015. "최우수논문상", 국방정보보호컨퍼런스 2015 (주저자 장재욱)
  • 2015.5 "Best paper award (runner-up)", SIMPLEX 2015 ( (주저자 강아름) 
  • 2016.12 "공로상", 2016년 한국정보보호학회 공로상 (김휘강)
  • 2017.11 "장려상", 2017 사이버안보(보안) 논문 공모전 (주저자 김대건, 교신저자 김휘강)
  • 2017.11 "장려상", 2017 사이버안보(보안) 논문 공모전 (주저자 권유진, 교신저자 김휘강)
  • 2018.8 "우수상", 2018 사이버안보(보안) 논문 공모전 (주저자 이수연, 교신저자 김휘강) 
  • 2018.12 "공로상", 2018년 한국정보보호학회 공로상 (김휘강)