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Stuhlsatzenhaus 5
66123 Saarbrücken (Germany)


Winter Term 2018/2019: Busy Beaver Teaching Award "Foundations of Cybersecurity 1", Universität des Saarlandes

Summer Term 2018: Busy Beaver Teaching Award "Web Security", Universität des Saarlandes

2015/2016: Finalist for Best Dissertation Award (CAST e.V.)

2009/2010: Best German Bachelor Thesis (CAST e.V.)


I am a tenure-track faculty at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security. Prior to that, I was a research group leader and previously postdoctoral researcher at the Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability at Saarland University in the group of Michael Backes. Before joining CISPA, I was a PhD student and research fellow at the Security Research Group of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, supervised by Felix Freiling. During that time, I was fortunate enough to join Ben Livshits and Ben Zorn at Microsoft Research in Redmond for an internship.

My research interests lie within Web Security, Network Security, Reverse Engineering, and Vulnerability Notifications. In addition, I enjoy the challenges provided in Capture the Flag competitions and am always trying to get more students involved in them (especially in our local team saarsec).

CV: Letzte vier Stationen

Since July 2018
Tenure-Track Faculty at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
June 2017 to June 2018
Research Group Leader at CISPA
October 2015 to May 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher at CISPA
July 2014 to October 2014
Research Intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond

Veröffentlichungen von Ben Stock

Jahr 2021

Konferenz / Medium

USENIX Security SymposiumUSENIX Security Symposium

Konferenz / Medium

Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium 2021Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium 2021

Konferenz / Medium

Proceedings of the 2021 Network and Distributed Systems Security SymposiumNetwork and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium 2021

Jahr 2020

Konferenz / Medium

Proceedings of the 2020 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications SecurityACM CCS 2020

Lehre von Ben Stock

Winter 2021/22

Seminar: Joint Advances in Web Security

In this seminar, students will learn to present, discuss, and summarize papers in different areas of Web security. The seminar is taught as a combination of a reading group with weekly meetings and a regular seminar, where you have to write a seminar paper. Specifically, each student will get a single topic assigned to them, consisting of two papers (a lead and follow-up paper).

Winter 2021/22

Foundations of Cybersecurity 1

Students learn foundational security principles, basics of cryptography, network and network security, as well as privacy-preserving mechanisms. They learn to define security goals and are familiarized with the most common attack scenarios.

Summer 2021

Foundations of Web Security

This lecture covers the fundamental security problems that are prevalent on the Web as well as security mechanisms to mitigate them. A particular focus lies on the offensive side of Web security, whereas defense mechanisms merely need to be added to stop the attacks.

Summer 2021

Proseminar: (p)SADWeb: (Pro)Seminar on Attacks & Defense on the Web

(P)SADWeb provides students an overview over recent papers in the broader area of Web security. As the primary purpose of a proseminar is to familiarize yourself with a topic and learn presentation skills, the seminar will feature two presentations from each student.