Aged 17, I started writing books (sold 65,000 printed+electronic copies so far and counted 60,000+ free downloads of my older editions). A list of my 130+ publications can be found here. My publications appeared in high-quality journals/conference such as ACM CSUR, Comm. ACM, Elsevier FGCS, Wiley SCN, IEEE Security & Privacy, IEEE LCN, IFIP SEC, Springer ANTE and J.UCS. However, I also wrote books about the Linux operating system and contributed open source code/patches to the free software community. There is also a list of selected talks that I gave.
My research focuses on network information hiding (network covert channels and network steganography), science of security (SoC), IoT/smart buildings/homes, security of embedded communication protocols, and information security terminology/taxonomy.
Some of my key publications are on the fundamentals (SoC) of network information hiding: taxonomy/patterns/fundamentals [1,2], creativity evaluation of research paper submissions  and scientific methodology of information hiding . Some of my other key contributions are focusing on traffic normalization and active wardens [5, 6] and covert channel optimization [7,8].
I am a member of several steering committees, initiatives, program and organizing committees (cf. details). I am (or was) lecturing and supervising at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Bonn University and Hagen University. A list of my projects, both funded and spare-time software projects, is also available.
In addition to information security, I am interested in university history, campus novels, and retro computing – in particular: operating system history and historic network protocols. I own a small collection of rather historic books on these retro computing topics. Since about five years, I am also a mid-distance runner (5km to half-marathon).
Find (information about) me here: Twitter, Google Scholar and ResearchGate.
Contact: steffen (at) wendzel (dot) de (PGP pub key: FD701BD1).
Recent News (Selection):
- Last month, the first ARES IWSMR workshop took place.
- I replaced ACM publication links with those of the "authorizer service", enabling a free PDF download without ACM fees.
- The ARES IWSMR workshop agenda is available in the ARES'19 program. We also have a keynote speaker, cf. this link.
- We got three papers accepted at the ARES CUING workshop!
- I was interviewed by SmartRailWord for their series 5 minutes with ....
- Final Call for Papers: International Workshop on Information Security Methodology and Replication Studies (IWSMR 2019) to be held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019), August 26 – August 29, 2019, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom. Please consider submitting your paper(s).