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.


  • Computer Science

    • Attack
    • Malware
    • Standards
    • User
    • Privacy Preserving
    • Functionality
    • Models
    • Attackers


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


Ransomware Economics: A Two-Step Approach To Model Ransom PaidIn Symposium on Electronic Crime Research, eCrime 2023 (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Meurs, T., Cartwright, E., Cartwright, A., Junger, M., Hoheisel, R., Tews, E. & Abhishta, A.
Lost and found: Stopping bluetooth finders from leaking private informationIn WiSec 2020 - Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (pp. 184-194). Association for Computing Machinery. Weller, M., Classen, J., Ullrich, F., Waßmann, D. & Tews, E. evaluation of redirect tracking and link usageProceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 2020(4), 394-413. Koop, M., Tews, E. & Katzenbeisser, S.
BACRank: Ranking building automation and control system components by business continuity impactIn Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security: 38th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2019, Proceedings (pp. 183-199). Springer. Esquivel-Vargas, H., Caselli, M., Tews, E., Bucur, D. & Peter, A.

Research profiles

I'm currently teaching Operating Systems for BSc students as well as Systems Security for MSc students.

Courses academic year 2023/2024

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Courses academic year 2022/2023


University of Twente

Zilverling (building no. 11), room 2027
Hallenweg 19
7522 NH Enschede

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