I head the cyber security, analytics and defences division at Fraunhofer SIT. Before that I was a Claud Shannon research group leader, and earlier a postdoctoral researcher at 
European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC-SPRIDE) and CASED. I am the scientific co-leader of the Fraunhofer SIT cyber security research center at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem; more info on Fraunhofer SIT and activities is here

I am also active in raising awareness to cyber attacks and promoting defences and security mechanisms against attacks in different communities and forums. Within that effort, I am a representative for Fraunhofer SIT at the NIS platform WG3 of the European Commission and an IEEE cyber security ambassador. 

I work on all the aspects of systems and network security, and mainly focus on identifying vulnerabilities in the Internet infrastructure and services, and on designing defences. See my publications for more information.

Countermeasures, against the vulnerabilities discovered within my research, were integrated into operating systems and Top-Level Domains (such as ORG).
My research was granted a number of awards, including, the Checkpoint award, ICANN fellowship, IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize, Microsoft Azure Research Award, and others (see cv for full list). For more information about me see my bio and cv or check my linkedin profileFor information about my work see my recent publications, DBLP and scholar profiles.


Students interested in applied cyber security research in Darmstadt, can apply for pre-doc and post-doc positions at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT). We also hire research assistants, and engineers for research in cyber security. The description of some of the research projects with open positions is available here.
To apply for a position within the cyber security department at Fraunhofer SITfollow the instructions listed on the job description page.

Students interested in applying for positions in theoretical research (including cryptography, complexity, algorithms,...) should indicate "application for TUD" in the subject of the email.

Selected Past and Upcoming Events:

Keynote Swiss Digital Summit, ETH 2019

Referentin auf Kongress Cyber Risks for critical Infrastructures, Düsseldorf 2019

Podiumsdiskussion Jahrestagung Cybersicherheit Frankfurt am Main 2019

Impulsvortrag Fachseminar Digitalisierung und Sicherheitspolitik (BAKS), Berlin 2019

Moderator of Executive Workshop for German and Israeli Senior Cyber Leaders organised by BMI and INCD, Berlin 2018

Keynote WIIS Berlin 2018