Secure Web Applications Group

Dr.-Ing. Ben Stock

Dr.-Ing. Ben Stock Research Group Leader

Stuhlsatzenhaus 5, Room 2.09
+49 (0)681 302 57377
stock [at] cispa.saarland

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

PhD Students

Aurore Fass

Aurore Fass PhD Student

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

I am a second year Ph.D. student in the Information Security and Cryptography Group at CISPA, jointly supervised by Michael Backes and Ben Stock. 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 Malware Analysis, Machine Learning, Adversarial Attacks

Gordon Meiser

Gordon Meiser PhD Student

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

I am a first year Ph.D. student in the 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

Sebastian Roth

Sebastian Roth PhD Student

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

I am a Ph.D. student in the Information Security and Cryptography Group at CISPA, jointly supervised by Michael Backes and Ben Stock. 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

I am a first year 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

Alumni

Pierre Laperdrix

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

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

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