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Prof. Dr. Kevin Borgolte

Software Security

Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
Fakultät für Informatik
Software Security
Uni­ver­si­täts­stra­ße 150
D-44801 Bo­chum






I am an assistant professor at Ruhr-University Bochum.

My research focuses on network and Internet security, as well as general system and software security. I work primarily on improving the security and privacy of networked systems, which entails identifying and preventing large-scale Internet abuse, discovering and defending against new attacks (such as on network applications or enabled by network and protocol interactions), and developing techniques to conduct security-relevant measurements (like enabling Internet-wide measurements for IPv6; or, investigating how new security features affect the Internet). Naturally, I am also working on related topics, like understanding security misconfigurations and improving software analysis techniques. If you are interested in collaborating, please reach out by email.

I am a strong advocate for open science, especially open code and open data because I believe it is crucial to improve reproducibility of research.

When time permits, which has become quite rare, I enjoy participating in Security Capture the Flag competitions with Shellphish. Previously, I won third place with the Shellphish CGC team in the autonomous DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.

My full academic CV is available here.

For more details, if you have any questions, please send me an email.

My GPG fingerprint is: EF3E A4FF C3AC B9F6 75AC B990 5E3F 5DA5 C915 E8B7