I am a professor of computer science with a special interest in computer security. My research interests include system security and applied cryptography and I received my PhD from FAU Erlangen. Currently, I lead the ITS group at Münster University of Applied Sciences and the department Applied Cryptography and Medical IT Security (ACM) at Fraunhofer SIT. As a member of Fraunhofer SIT, I am also part of the Athene National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity.
I live with my family in the beautiful city of Münster in the north-west of Germany. In my free time, I enjoy various disciplines of Mountainbiking.
PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in Computer Security, 2012
M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2007
University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt & James Cook University, Australia
BSc in Computer Science, 2005
University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt & Háskólinn í Reykjavík, Iceland
Find my list of publications at my University’s page.
My group’s University page lists some appearances in TV and print media .
Two prominent publications I co-authored are the DROWN attack against TLS (2016 Pwnie Award For Best Cryptographic Attack) and the EFAIL vulnerabilities against OpenPGP and S/MIME email encryption.
I regularly speak at academic and industry conferences about computer security-related topics. Some conferences record presentations and make them public after the conferences. Below is a selection of those talks, but Google lists more.