Distinguished Paper Award: IEEE S&P 2023
Best Reviewer Award: ACM CCS 2021
Summer term 2021: top 5 "digital teaching" lecture (out of 117) at CS Department of Saarland University
Winter Term 2018/2019: Busy Beaver Teaching Award "Foundations of Cybersecurity 1", Saarland University
Summer Term 2018: Busy Beaver Teaching Award "Web Security", Saarland University
2015/2016: Finalist for Best Dissertation Award (CAST e.V.)
2009/2010: Best German Bachelor Thesis (CAST e.V.)
Dr. Ben Stock ist tenured Faculty am CISPA. Zuvor hat er den Tenure-Track am CISPA abgeschlossen und war Forschungsgruppenleiter und davor Postdoc am Zentrum für IT-Sicherheit, Privacy und Accountability an der Universität des Saarlandes in der Gruppe von Michael Backes. Bevor er ans CISPA kam, war Ben PhD Student und wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Security Forschungsgruppe der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, unter der Leitung von Felix Freiling. Während dieser Zeit, hatte er das Glück mit Ben Livshits und Ben Zorn ein Praktikum bei Microsoft Research in Redmond absolvieren zu können.
Seine Forschungsinteressen liegen in den Bereichen Web Security, Network Security, Reverse Engineering und Vulnerable Notifications. Außerdem mag er die Herausforderungen, die Capture the Flag-Wettbewerbe bieten, und versucht, mehr Schüler:innen/Student:innen für diese Wettbewerbe zu begeistern (insbesondere für das lokale Team saarsec).
Computer Network Defense (EC2ND), 2009 European Conference on
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.
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.
Proseminar: Recent Topics in Web Security
This course is about the discussion and presentation of recent topics in Web Security. Each student will be assigned one topic to present and two additional topics for discussion. For the presentation topic, each student will have two presentations: one during the semester and one in a full-day session in the semester break. For each topic, there will be two papers (one to be presented during the semester, the other in the break). Each student will also be assigned two topics for discussion: this implies that the student reads the paper to be presented and needs to prepare three questions to be discussed with the presenter. Furthermore, after each presentation, all students provide feedback to the presenter on what to improve in the presentation.
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).