Samuel WeiserDipl.-Ing. BSc
Secure Systems, PhD Candidate
My research interests are two-fold. On the one hand, I am interested in software-based side-channels. Although we also demonstrate real attacks, my passion is more on the defensive side. In particular, I co-developed a practical tool for analyzing programs with respect to address-based side-channel leakage (e.g., used in cache attacks). Our tool helped uncover several issues in OpenSSL, and is open-source. On the other hand, I research security architectures such as Intel SGX, which allow secure code execution even in the presence of powerful kernel-level attackers.
I give practical classes on Security Aspects in Software Development, with a focus on security against runtime attacks.