Secure Web Applications Group

Dr.-Ing. Ben Stock

Dr.-Ing. Ben Stock Head of the Research Group

Stuhlsatzenhaus 5, Room 2.09
+49 681 87083 2681
stock [at] cispa.de

I am the head of the Secure Web Applications Group and Tenure-Track Faculty at CISPA. Prior to that, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Michael Backes. Before joining CISPA, I was a PhD student and research fellow at the Security Research Group of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, supervised by Felix Freiling.

Research Interests: Web Security, Network Security, Vulnerability Notifications

Research Staff

Shubham Agarwal

Shubham Agarwal PhD Student

Stuhlsatzenhaus 5, Room 2.11
shubham.agarwal [at] cispa.de

Since March 2021, I am Ph.D. student in the Secure Web Applications Group, supervised by Ben Stock. Before this, I pursued my master's in Computer Science from Saarland University while also working at MPI Informatik as a Research Assistant. I did my bachelor studies at Vellore Institue of Technology, India.

Research Interests: Web Security, Vulnerability Detection

Aurore Fass

Aurore Fass PhD Student

Stuhlsatzenhaus 5, Room 2.11
aurore.fass [at] cispa.saarland

Since January 2018, I am a Ph.D. student at CISPA, jointly supervised by Michael Backes and Ben Stock, and have submitted my PhD thesis in October 2020. Prior to that, I was a master student at the French Grande École TELECOM Nancy and wrote in particular my master's thesis at the German Federal Office for Information Security under the supervision of Isabelle Chrisment and Robert Krawczyk.

Research Interests: Static Code Analysis, Malware & Vulnerability Detection, Machine Learning, Adversarial Attacks

Sebastian Roth

Sebastian Roth PhD Student

Stuhlsatzenhaus 5, Room 2.11
sebastian.roth [at] cispa.saarland

Since March 2019, I am a Ph.D. student at CISPA, jointly supervised by Ben Stock and Michael Backes. Before that, I studied Computer Science (Master) and Cybersecurity (Bachelor) at Saarland University, while working as a Research Assistant for CISPA.

Research Interests: Web Security, Vulnerability Detection, Usable Security, Vulnerability Notifications

Marius Steffens

Marius Steffens PhD Student

Stuhlsatzenhaus 5, Room 2.11
marius.steffens [at] cispa.saarland

Since October 2018, I am a Ph.D. student in the Secure Web Applications Group, supervised by Ben Stock. Before that, I studied Cybersecurity at the University of Saarland, while working at the CISPA as a research assistant.

Research Interests: Web Security, Large-Scale Vulnerability Detection

Student helpers


Daniel Emmel

Simon Hasir

Metodi Mitkov

Linda Müller

Mikka Rainer

Julian Rederlechner

Christoph Settegast

Moritz Wilhelm

Thesis students


David Butscher

Jannis Rautenstrauch

Peter Stolz

Alumni

Research Staff

Pierre Laperdrix

Dr. Pierre Laperdrix Postdoctoral Researcher (03/2019 - 08/2019)

Stuhlsatzenhaus 5, Room 2.21
pierre.laperdrix [at] cispa.saarland

I am a full-time researcher in the SPIRALS team at CNRS. Before that, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Secure Web Applications Group at the CISPA-Helmholtz Center for Information Security. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the PragSec lab at Stony Brook University working with Nick Nikiforakis. My current topics of research are Security and privacy on the Web. I obtained my PhD at Inria in Rennes working on the topic of browser fingerprinting. As part of my thesis, I developed the AmIUnique website to understand fingerprinting and worked with the Tor organization to improve the Tor browser fingerprinting defenses.

Research Interests: Web security, Browser Fingerprinting, Software Debloating

Gordon Meiser

Gordon Meiser PhD Student (07/2018 - 12/2019)

Stuhlsatzenhaus 5, Room 2.11
gordon.meiser [at] cispa.saarland

I was a PhD student Secure Web Applications Group at CISPA, supervised by Ben Stock. In 2007, I wrote my master's thesis at the Ruhr University Bochum under the supervision of Christof Paar. Henceforth I worked as a security tester in the Siemens CERT, for T-Systems, and the Cosmosdirekt insurance.

Research Interests: Web Security, Blockchain/Cryptography

Student helpers


Anne Christin Deutschen

Maximilian Löffler

Tim Recktenwald

Florian Romann

Luc Seyler

Thesis students


Daniel Emmel

Kolja Graßmann

Benjamin Hollinger

Maximilian Jung

Marc Katz

Tobias Kirsch

Matthias Michels

Alexander Rassier

Dennis Salzmann

Moritz Wilhelm