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Stuhlsatzenhaus 5
66123 Saarbrücken (Germany)


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.)

Short Bio

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: Last four stations

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

Publications by Ben Stock

Year 2021

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USENIX Security SymposiumUSENIX Security Symposium

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

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

Year 2020

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

Year 2019

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Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2019)

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ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2019)

Teaching by Ben Stock

Summer 2020

Proseminar: Influential papers in Web Security

This proseminar is meant to provide students an overview over influential papers in the area of Web security. As a proseminar’s primary purpose is to learn presentation skills, the seminar will feature two presentations from each student.

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Winter 2019/20

Advanced Lecture: Web Security

Winter 2019/20

Basic Lecture: 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.

Winter 2019/20

Seminar: Joint Advances in Web Security

 In this seminar, students will learn to present, discuss, and summarize papers in different areas of Web security.