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dr.ing. E. Tews BSc (Erik)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I'm a security researcher who spent most of his academic life at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Previously I was working for the University of Birmingham, UK and since 2017, I'm at the University of Twente.

Expertise

Cryptography
Cordless Telephones
Network Protocols
Industry
Firmware
Student
Railway
Automation
Availability
Particle Accelerators
Field Programmable Gate Arrays (Fpga)
Business
Automation
Radio Stations
Radio Links
Defects
Mobile Phone
Digital Video Broadcasting (Dvb)
Chromium
Control System
Control Systems
Peer To Peer Networks
Hardware Security
Program Processors
Ranking
Synchronization
Interaction
Switching Networks
Recovery
Student
Smartphones
Authentication
Genes
Outsourcing
Dna
Biostatistics
Medicine
Bluetooth

Research

I'm currently interested in:

  • The Internet of Things
  • Privacy preserving technologies and the World Wide Web
  • Applied Cryptanalysis including side channel attacks
  • Railway signalling systems
  • Security of critical infrastructures
  • Security of wireless protocols

Publications

Recent
Weller, M., Classen, J., Ullrich, F., Waßmann, D. , & Tews, E. (2020). Lost and found: Stopping bluetooth finders from leaking private information. In WiSec 2020 - Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (pp. 184-194). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3395351.3399422
Esquivel-Vargas, H., Caselli, M. , Tews, E. , Bucur, D. , & Peter, A. (2019). BACRank: Ranking building automation and control system components by business continuity impact. In A. Romanovsky, E. Troubitsyna, & F. Bitsch (Eds.), Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security: 38th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2019, Proceedings (pp. 183-199). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11698 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26601-1_13
Mayoral Vilches, V., Alzola Kirschgens, L., Bilbao Calvo, A., Hernández Cordero, A., Izquierdo Pisón, R., Mayoral Vilches, D., Muñiz Rosas, A., Olalde Mendia, G., Usategi San Juan, L., Zamalloa Ugarte, I., Gil-Uriarte, E. , Tews, E. , & Peter, A. (2018). Introducing the Robot Security Framework (RSF), a standardized methodology to perform security assessments in robotics. Paper presented at Symposium on Blockchain for Robotic Systems 2018, Cambridge, United States. https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.04042
Baumann, P., Katzenbeisser, S., Stopczynski, M. , & Tews, E. (2016). Disguised Chromium Browser: Robust Browser, Flash and Canvas Fingerprinting Protection. In WPES '16. Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (pp. 37-46). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2994620.2994621
Schulz, M., Klapper, P., Hollick, M. , Tews, E., & Katzenbeisser, S. (2016). Trust The Wire, They Always Told Me!: On Practical Non-Destructive Wire-Tap Attacks Against Ethernet. In WiSec '16. Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Security & Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (pp. 43-48). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2939918.2940650
Senftleben, M., Barroso, A., Bucicoiu, M., Hollick, M., Katzenbeisser, S. , & Tews, E. (2016). On the Privacy and Performance of Mobile Anonymous Microblogging. IEEE transactions on information forensics and security, 11(7), 1578-1591. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIFS.2016.2541633

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 2027
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling  2027
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands