About me

Steffen WendzelIn a nutshell:
  • head of the smart building security at Fraunhofer FKIE
  • involved in network steganography/covert channel research; member of Stegano.net
  • author of five IT-related books (started writing when I was 17, sold >45.000 copies)
  • received PhD from University of Hagen in 2013
  • teaching/supervising at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, University of Bonn, University of Hagen
  • OSS developer (my projects)



Working Experience (Selection)
  • since 2013: Head of Secure Building Automation at the Cyber Security Department of Fraunhofer FKIE
  • 2010-2013: Research assistant for the IT4SE (IT for Smart renewable Energy generation and use) project and later at HSASec group, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

Research Interests
  • network covert channels and network steganography,
  • building automation / smart city security,
  • human aspects of IT security,
  • terminology and taxonomy in IT security,
  • In addition to computer science I am interested in psychology, university history and campus novels.