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Joseph-von-Fraunhofer Straße 20
44227 Dortmund (Germany)

Awards (selection)

U.S. FBI Honorable Mention for Zeus P2P Botnet Takedown

2018: Capital - Young Elite - 40 below 40

Technology Review - Top Innovators Below 35 in Germany

2017: Busy Beaver Award for "Cybersecurity I" and "Malware Analysis and Intrusion Detection"

Short Bio

Prof. Dr. Christian Rossow is tenured Faculty at CISPA and leads the System Security research group. He also holds a professorship from the CS department of Saarland University. From 2014 until 2016, he was an Independent Research Group leader at the Cluster of Excellence MMCI at Saarland University. Before, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the VU Amsterdam (Herbert Bos) and the Ruhr University Bochum (Thorsten Holz). Before his postdoctoral stays, he worked at the Institute for Internet Security if(is) in Gelsenkirchen, Germany and obtained his PhD degree from the VU Amsterdam in April 2013. His primary research centers on in these areas: Cyber Threats (e.g., malware), Network Security and Privacy, Program Analysis and Attack Traceback. 

CV: Last stations

Since 2020
Honorary Professorship at CS Department of TU Dortmund
Since 2016
Professor at CS Department of Saarland University
Since 2016
Faculty at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
2014 - 2016
Research Group Leader at Cluster of Excellence MMCI, Saarbrücken

Publications by Christian Rossow

Year 2018

Conference / Medium

Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS)


Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment

Conference / Medium

GI International Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware and Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA)


Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses

Year 2016

Conference / Medium

Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES)

Conference / Medium

International Symposium on Research in Attacks Intrusions and Defenses (RAID)