Ben Swierzy, M.Sc.


Phone: +49 228 73-54218
Fax: +49 228 73-54254
PGP public key: 0xFF117FB4
Visitor address: Institute of Computer Science 4
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 8
D-53115 Bonn
Postal address: Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 5
Room: 1.015

Research Interests

  • Network Architectures and Protocols
  • TLS
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Version Detection
  • Low-Level/Hardware oriented topics



  • Obfuscation of tunneled TLS handshakes for censorship circumvention (BA)


  • Analyzing the Efficiency of Internet Censorship Measures (BA)
  • IT Security: Applied Binary Exploitation (Lecture)
  • IT Security: Domain-specific Automated Software Testing (Lecture)
  • Analyzing the Potency of PLP models for Automated Code Repair (BA)
  • Emulation of distributed Systems (PG)
  • RISC-V Support for the Side Channel CPU Emulator (Lab)


  • IT Security: Web Security (Lecture)
  • Security Analysis of a Smart Home Surveillance Camera (Lab)
  • Implementation of Symbolic Execution for PHP 8.3 (PG)
  • Functionality and Utilization of TLS 1.3 (BA)
  • Secure Distributed Sensor Networks for Device Location Tracking (MA)
  • Breaking Physical Layer Key Exchange with Multiple Antennas (PG)


B. Swierzy, M. Hoffmann, F. Boes, F. Betke, L. Hein, M. Shevchishin, J. Sohn, M. Meier
TEEM: A CPU Emulator for Teaching Transient Execution Attacks (2024)

Daniel Vogel, Markus Krämer, Ben Swierzy, Daniel Meyer, Michael Meier
On the feasibility of detecting non-cooperative Wi-Fi devices via a single Wi-Fi-Router (2023)

Ben Swierzy, Markus Krämer, Daniel Vogel, Daniel Meyer, Michael Meier
Analyzing the Feasibility of Privacy-Respecting Automated Tracking of Devices Fleeing a Burglary (2023)