I completed my PhD at Technische Universität Darmstadt about the security of cordless phones (DECT Phones) in 2011. This included parts from different research areas like radio protocols, reverse engineering, FPGA and micro controller programming, as well as cryptanalysis and designing attacks and countermeasures against cryptographic primitives like stream- and block ciphers, as well as the analysis of the DECT radio protocol.
Previously, I completed my Diploma at Technische Universität Darmstadt. My final thesis was about the security of WEP protected Wireless LAN networks. This included designing an advanced attack against the RC4 stream cipher and implementing it. I also obtained a Bachelor from Technische Universität Darmstadt. My Bachelor Thesis was about implementing a TLS Client Stack for mobile phones.
My main research interests are wireless protocols like DECT, GSM, 3G, WiFi, DVB and many more. I am also very interested in internet infrastructure and in network protocols like SSL/TLS, IPSEC, OTR and everything else, that helps to improve internet security. Besides theoretical research, I also have a strong interest in the applied side of IT security.
Dr. Erik Tews
Security Engineering Group
Computer Science Department
Technische Universität Darmstadt
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