About me

Steffen Wendzel
I am a professor of information security and computer networks at Hochschule Worms and also affiliated with Fraunhofer FKIE (Bonn) and Cleopa (near Berlin). I received my PhD in 2013 from the University of Hagen. Aged 17, I started writing books (sold ~60,000 printed+electronic copies so far and counted 30,000 free downloads of my older editions). A list of my ~100 publications can be found here. There is also a list of selected talks.

My research primarily involves network information hiding (network covert channels and network steganography). However, I also work on building automation/smart building security, human aspects of information security, and information security terminology / taxonomy.

Some of my key publications are on information hiding taxonomy/patterns [1], creativity evaluation in infosec [2], information hiding methodology [3], traffic normalization/wardens [4, 5] and covert channel optimization [6, 7].

I am a member of several steering committees, initiatives, program and organizing committees (cf. details). I am (or was) lecturing and supervising at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Bonn University and Hagen University. A list of my projects, both funded and spare-time software projects, is also available.

In addition to computer science, I am interested in university history, campus novels and long-distance running.

Find (information about) me here: Twitter, Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Mendeley, DBLP, PubZone, SciPort RLP, Academia.edu, SemanticScholar and CCSB.

Contact: steffen (at) wendzel (dot) de (PGP pub key: 0xC58EB736).

Recent News (Selection):

  • Aug-03-2017:
    • Wrote a short piece on smart home security (in German) for PC Welt, cf. this link.
  • Jul-12-2017:
    • One paper (`Inter-protocol Steganography for Real-time Services and Its Detection Using Traffic Coloring Approach') was accepted at the 42th IEEE LCN.
    • A review that I wrote for ACM Computing Reviews was published in Vol. 58(1), p. 49, 2017.
  • Jun-23-2017:
  • Apr-19-2017:
    • A new interview with me for Fraunhofer myTalent was published today.
    • A new paper (open access) on Information Hiding and Science 2.0 was just published today.
    • I am now an editorial board member of the Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), which is open access since 1995.
    • I contributed an update to the OpenBSD pscan port that I maintain.
  • Apr-05-2017: New article of W. Mazurczyk and me has been accepted at Communications of the ACM