Dr. Sebastian Biedermann


Security Engineering Group
Computer Science Department
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Associated with the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED)
and the Computer Architecture and Security Laboratory at Yale University (CASLab)

Research Interests

  • Security in Virtualization Technologies and Cloud Computing
  • Network Security (Intrusion and Anomaly Detection, Honeypots)
  • System Security (Trusted Computing, Malware Detection, IT-Forensics)
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning


  • Sebastian Biedermann, Stefan Katzenbeisser, Jakub Szefer
    "Hard Drive Side-Channel Attacks using Smartphone Magnetic Field Sensors" [abstract]
    19th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 2015
  • Sebastian Biedermann, Stefan Katzenbeisser, Jakub Szefer
    "Hot-Hardening: Getting More Out of Your Security Settings" [abstract]
    30th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), New Orleans, USA, December 2014
  • Frederico Araujo, Kevin W. Hamlen, Sebastian Biedermann, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    "From Patches to Honey-Patches: Lightweight Attacker-Misdirection, Deception, and Disinformation" [abstract]
    21st Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Scottsdale, USA, November 2014
  • Sebastian Biedermann, Jakub Szefer
    "SystemWall: An Isolated Firewall using Hardware-based Memory Introspection" [abstract]
    17th Information Security Conference (ISC), Hongkong, Oktober 2014
  • Sebastian Biedermann, Tobias Ruppenthal, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    "Data-Centric Phishing Detection based on Transparent Virtualization Technologies" [abstract]
    12th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), Toronto, July 2014
  • Sebastian Biedermann, Stefan Katzenbeisser, Jakub Szefer
    "Leveraging Virtual Machine Introspection for Hot-Hardening of Arbitrary Cloud-User Applications" [abstract]
    6th Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud), Philadelphia, USA, June 2014
  • Jakub Szefer, Sebastian Biedermann
    "Towards fast hardware memory integrity checking with skewed Merkle trees" [abstract]
    3rd Workshop on Hardware and Architectural Support for Security and Privacy (HASP), Minneapolis, USA, June 2014
  • Michael Riecker, Sebastian Biedermann, Rachid El Bansarkhani, Matthias Hollick
    "Lightweight Energy Consumption Based Intrusion Detection System for Wireless Sensor Networks" [abstract]
    Extended version of the ACM SAC 2013 paper as special issue paper in the International Journal of Information Security, April 2014
  • Sebastian Biedermann, Nikolaos P. Karvelas, Thorsten Strufe, Stefan Katzenbeisser, Andreas Peter
    "ProofBook: An Online Social Network based on Proof-of-Work and Friend-Propagation" [abstract]
    40th International Conference on Current Trends in Therory and Practice of Computer Science, High Tatras, Slovakia, January 2014
  • Sebastian Biedermann, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    "POSTER: Event-based Isolation of Critical Data in the Cloud" [abstract]
    20th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Poster Session, Berlin, Germany, November 2013
  • Sebastian Biedermann, Martin Zittel, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    "Improving Security of Virtual Machines during Live Migrations" [abstract]
    11th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), Tarragona, Catalonia, July 2013
  • Sascha Hauke, Sebastian Biedermann, Dominik Heider
    "On the Application of Supervised Machine Learning to Trustworthiness Assessment" [abstract]
    12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, Melbourne, Australia, July 2013
  • Michael Riecker, Sebastian Biedermann, Matthias Hollick
    "Lightweight Energy Consumption Based Intrusion Detection System for Wireless Sensor Networks" [abstract]
    28th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC), Coimbra, Portugal, March 2013
  • Michael Riecker, Ana Barroso, Matthias Hollick, Sebastian Biedermann
    "On Data-centric Intrusion Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks" [abstract]
    IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, Besançon, France, November 2012
  • Sebastian Biedermann, Martin Mink, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    "Fast Dynamic Extracted Honeypots in Cloud Computing" [abstract]
    4th Cloud Computing Security Workshop (CCSW2012), Raleigh, NC, USA, October 2012
  • Sami Alsouri, Stefan Katzenbeisser, and Sebastian Biedermann
    "Trustable Outsourcing of Business Processes to Cloud Computing Environments" [abstract]
    5th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS2011), Milan, Italy, September 2011
  • Sebastian Biedermann, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    "Detecting Computer Worms in the Cloud" [abstract]
    26th International Information Security Conference (IFIP SEC2011), iNetSec Workshop, Luzern, Switzerland, June 2011
  • Tobias Hoßfeld, Raimund Schatz, Sebastian Biedermann, Alexander Platzer, Sebastian Egger, Markus Fiedler
    "The Memory Effect and Its Implications on Web QoE Modeling" [abstract]
    23rd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 2011), San Francisco, USA, September 2011
  • Daniel Eck, Sebastian Biedermann, Klaus Schilling
    "Adjustment of the hand throttle of a mobility scooter for elderly people" [abstract]
    55th Internationales Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Ilmenau, Germany, September 2010

Technical Reports / ePrint Archive

  • Sebastian Biedermann, Erik Tews
    "How to enable Live Cloning of Virtual Machines using the Xen Hypervisor" [pdf]
  • Nikolaos P. Karvelas, Andreas Peter, Stefan Katzenbeisser, Sebastian Biedermann
    "Efficient Privacy-Preserving Big Data Processing through Proxy-Assisted ORAM" [pdf]


  • Seminar Privacy by Design (WS2014/2015)
  • Seminar Cloud Security (WS2013/2014)
  • Seminar Malware (WS2012/2013)
  • Seminar Cloud Security (SS2012)

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