Dr.-Ing. Falk Schellenberg

  • Postdoc - Chair Embedded Security
Schellenberg, Falk

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Max Planck Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy
Universitätsstr. 140
44799 Bochum
Germany

Due to restricted access to the office building meetings are only possible by appointment.

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Email:
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Vita

  • Since 12/2018: Post-doctoral researcher at the Chair for Embedded Security, Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • 01/2013 - 11/2018: Research Assistant/PhD Position at the Chair for Embedded Security, Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security, Ruhr Universiy Bochum, Germany
  • 10/2010 - 12/2012: Study of Master of Science in IT-Security, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • 10/2007 - 09/2010: Study of Bachelor of Science in IT-Security, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Research

  • (Laser) Fault Injection
  • Side-Channel Attacks
  • Hardware Trojans

Awards/Honors

  • Finalist at Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security 2019 (period 2013 - 2018)
  • Nominated for the best paper award at Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition - DATE 2018.
  • Best Student-Paper Award at IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust - HOST 2016.
  • 2nd place CAST-Förderpreis IT-Sicherheit 2013 (Master's Thesis)

Program committee member of

  • Fault Diagnosis and Tolerance in Cryptography (FDTC'19)
  • Malicious Software and Hardware in Internet of Things (MAL-IoT'17, '18, '19)
  • International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA'19)

Projects

  • VeriSec - Computergestützte Erzeugung und Verifikation von Maskierungen in kryptographischen Implementierungen (BMBF 2017-2020)
  • PhontonFX2 - Photonische Fehler- und Angriffsanalyse von Sicherheitsstrukturen und Sicherheitsfunktionen (BMBF 2013-2016)
  • SCAAS - Side Channel Analysis for Automotive Security (BMBF 2011-2013)
  • EXSET - Excellence in Security Evaluation Testing (BMBF 2010-2013)

Courses

Publications

2021
Automated Masking of Software Implementations on Industrial Microcontrollers

Arnold Abromeit, Florian Bache, Leon A. Becker, Marc Gourjon, Tim Güneysu, Sabrina Jorn, Amir Moradi, Maximilian Orlt, Falk Schellenberg - De­sign, Au­to­ma­ti­on & Test in Eu­ro­pe Con­fe­rence & Ex­hi­bi­ti­on, DATE 2021, February 1 - 5 , 2021.

Stealthy Logic Misuse for Power Analysis Attacks in Multi-Tenant FPGAs

Dennis R. E. Gnad, Vincent Meyers, Nguyen Minh Dang, Falk Schellenberg, Amir Moradi, Mehdi B. Tahoori - De­sign, Au­to­ma­ti­on & Test in Eu­ro­pe Con­fe­rence & Ex­hi­bi­ti­on, DATE 2021, February 1 - 5 , 2021.

2020
ARMORY: Fully Automated and Exhaustive Fault Simulation on ARM-M Binaries

Max Hoffmann, Falk Schellenberg, Chris­tof Paar - IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 16, pp. 1058-1073, 2021

SPFA – SFA On Multiple Persistent Faults

Susanne Engels, Falk Schellenberg, Chris­tof Paar - FTDC '20 (available soon)

Confocal Laser Scanning Holographic Microscopy of buried structures

Lena Schnitzler, Krisztian Neutsch, Falk Schellenberg, Martin R. Hofmann , Nils C. Gerhardt - Applied Optics, 2021, 60(4), A8-A14. doi: 10.1364/AO.403687

Remote Electrical-level Security Threats to Multi-Tenant FPGAs

Dennis R.E. Gnad, Falk Schellenberg, Jonas Krautter, Amir Moradi, Mehdi B. Tahoori - IEEE Design & Test, Volume 37, Issue 2, April 2020.

2019
Active Fences against Voltage-based Side Channels in Multi-Tenant FPGAs

Jonas Krautter, Dennis Gnad, Falk Schellenberg, Amir Moradi, Mehdi B. Tahoori - International Conference On Computer Aided Design, ICCAD 2019, Westminster, Colorado, USA, November 4-7, 2019.

Impeccable Circuits

Anita Aghaie, Amir Moradi, Shahram Rasoolzadeh, Aein Rezaei Shahmirzadi, Falk Schellenberg, Tobias Schneider - IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2019.

2018
Remote Inter-Chip Power Analysis Side-Channel Attacks at Board-Level

Falk Schellenberg, Dennis R.E. Gnad, Amir Moradi, Mehdi B. Tahoori - International Conference On Computer Aided Design, ICCAD 2018, San Diego, CA, USA, November 5-8, 2018.

SAT-based Reverse Engineering of Gate-Level Schematics using Fault Injection and Probing

Shahrzad Keshavarz, Falk Schellenberg, Bastian Richter, Chris­tof Paar, Daniel Holcomb - IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust, HOST 2018, McLean, VA, USA, April 30 - May 4, 2018 (short paper, best poster award).

An Inside Job: Remote Power Analysis Attacks on FPGAs

Falk Schellenberg, Dennis R.E. Gnad, Amir Moradi, Mehdi B. Tahoori - De­sign, Au­to­ma­ti­on & Test in Eu­ro­pe Con­fe­rence & Ex­hi­bi­ti­on, DATE 2018, Dresden, Germany, March 18 - 23 , 2018 (best paper candidate).

Optical metrology for the investigation of buried technical structures

Lena Göring, Markus Finkeldey, Falk Schellenberg, Carsten Brenner, Martin R. Hofmann , Nils C. Gerhardt - tm-Technisches Messen, 2018, 85(2), 104-110.

2017
Backside imaging of a microcontroller with common-path digital holography

Markus Finkeldey, Lena Göring, Falk Schellenberg, Nils C. Gerhardt, Martin R. Hofmann - Proc. SPIE. 10127, Practical Holography XXXI: Materials and Applications, 1012704. (February 15, 2017) doi: 10.1117/12.2250903

Backside imaging of a microcontroller with common-path digital holography

Markus Finkeldey, Lena Göring, Falk Schellenberg, Nils C. Gerhardt, Martin R. Hofmann - 10127-3, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, California, USA (2017)

Multimodal backside imaging of a microcontroller using confocal laser scanning and optical-beam-induced current imaging

Markus Finkeldey, Lena Göring, Falk Schellenberg, Carsten Brenner, Nils C. Gerhardt, Martin R. Hofmann - Proc. SPIE. 10110, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering IV, 101101F. (February 20, 2017) doi: 10.1117/12.2250912

2016
Large Laser Spots and Fault Sensitivity Analysis

Falk Schellenberg, Markus Finkeldey, Nils C. Gerhardt, Martin R. Hofmann , Amir Moradi, Chris­tof Paar - IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust, HOST 2016, McLean, VA, USA, May 3-5, 2016 (best student-pa­per award).

Common-path depth-filtered digital holography for high resolution imaging of buried semiconductor structures

Markus Finkeldey, Falk Schellenberg, Nils C. Gerhardt, Chris­tof Paar, Martin R. Hofmann - 9771-16, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, California, USA (2016)

Common-path depth-filtered digital holography for high resolution imaging of buried semiconductor structures

Markus Finkeldey, Falk Schellenberg, Nils C. Gerhardt, Chris­tof Paar, Martin R. Hofmann - Proc. SPIE 9771, Practical Holography XXX: Materials and Applications, 97710G (7 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2212454

2015
On the Complexity Reduction of Laser Fault Injection Campaigns using OBIC Measurements

Falk Schellenberg, Markus Finkeldey, Bastian Richter, Maximilian Schäpers, Nils C. Gerhardt, Martin R. Hofmann , Chris­tof Paar - Fault Diagnosis and Tolerance in Cryptography - FDTC 2015, Saint Malo, France, September 13, 2015.

SCANDALee: A Side-ChANnel-based DisAssembLer using Local Electromagnetic Emanations

Daehyun Strobel, Florian Bache, David Oswald, Falk Schellenberg, Chris­tof Paar - De­sign, Au­to­ma­ti­on & Test in Eu­ro­pe Con­fe­rence & Ex­hi­bi­ti­on, DATE 2015, Gre­no­ble, Fran­ce, March 9 - 13 , 2015.

2014
Microcontrollers as (In)Security Devices for Pervasive Computing Applications

Daehyun Strobel, David Oswald, Bastian Richter, Falk Schellenberg, Chris­tof Paar - Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 102, no. 8, pp. 1157-1173, 2014

2013
Fuming Acid and Cryptanalysis: Handy Tools for Overcoming a Digital Locking and Access Control System

Daehyun Strobel, Benedikt Driessen, Gregor Leander, Timo Kasper, David Oswald, Falk Schellenberg, Chris­tof Paar - Advances in Cryptology - CRYPTO 2013 - 33rd Annual Cryptology Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 18-22, 2013

When Reverse-Engineering Meets Side-Channel Analysis–Digital Lockpicking in Practice

David Oswald, Daehyun Strobel, Falk Schellenberg, Timo Kasper, Chris­tof Paar - Selected Areas in Cryptography -- SAC 2013, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014, 571-588