Technical University of Munich
Informatics 4 - Chair of Software & Systems Engineering (Prof. Pretschner)
85748 Garching b. München
Since November 2017, I am a Ph.D. student at the Chair of Software and Systems Engineering, headed by Professor Pretschner. The focus of my research is the field of security configuration. Security can be cumbersome and dangerous. If you lost the key for an encrypted hard drive, you could not recover the data, and there are lost forever. Thus, most of the nowadays systems are configured insecurely and open for attacks. To overcome this problem, I am working together with our industry partner to assess a system’s state regarding its security-configuration and configure the system to be as secure as possible. Thereby, we created our hardening process to be as automated as possible so that it can be used in the context of DevOps, too. For further details about our project, please have a look at our project page.
If you are interested in working with me, either have a look at the open theses page or simply write me an email. If you are interested in making machines and systems more secure and there was no open topic on this site or on the open theses page, you could still write me. Maybe I already have some idea for a bachelor/master thesis which is not yet on the homepage.
When writing directly to my mail address, please consider to encrypt your email via PGP or S/MIME using one of the public keys from above.
|Automatic Detection and Identification of Breaking Security-Configuration Rules||Master’s|
|Generation of OVAL Checks for Security-Configuration Assessments||Bachelor’s|
|Incident Response Automation: Challenges and Opportunities for Automated Course of Action Deployment||Master’s||Tobias Hilbig|
|Fighting bushfires with Preparation: Prevention of Malware spread using Security-Configuration Guidelines||Bachelor’s||Anne Priscilla Lam Wai See||2020|
|Automatic and Reproducible Attacks on insecurely configured Systems based on Security-Configuration Rules||Master’s||Felix Huber||2020|
|Security-Configuration Automation for UNIX||Master’s||Fabian Raab||2019|
|Automatic Security Configuration for Mobile Devices||Bachelor’s||Maximilian Lösch||2019|
|Design of an Improved Scapolite Check Mechanism||Bachelor’s||Lena Voigt||2019|
|Modelling of Attack Trees for Security Assessment of Hardening Mechanisms||Bachelor’s||Matthias Michailow||2019|
|Simplifying Configuration Management in the Automotive Industry||Master’s||Dominik Vinan||2019|
|Design and Evaluation of an Agile Software Development Process for Space Applications||Master’s||Alexander Lill||2018|
|Winter '20/21||Advanced Topics of Software Engineering||Teaching Assistant|
|Summer '20||Security Engineering||Leading Teaching Assistant|
|Winter '19/20||Advanced Topics of Software Engineering||Teaching assistant|
|Summer '19||Security Engineering||Leading Teaching Assistant|
|Winter '18/19||Fundamentals of Programming||Teaching assistant|
Work in progress ...