Dipl.-Ing. Markus Kasper

  • Former Assistant - Chair Embedded Security
Kasper, Markus


Dept. of Electr. Eng. and In­for­ma­ti­on Sci­en­ces
Uni­ver­si­täts­str. 150

mkasper@crypto.rub.de PGP key


  • 10/2002 - 04/2007: Studies of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Ruhr-University in Bochum
  • 08/2005 - 05/2006: Year abroad at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (USA)
  • 05/2007 - 04/2008: PhD Position at the Chair for Electronic Materials and Nanoelectronics (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kunze)
  • Since 05/2008 : PhD Position at the Chair for Embedded Security (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paar)

Research Areas

  • Practical Security Analysis
  • Side Channel Cryptanalysis
  • Attacks on Side Channel Resistant Implementations
  • IP Protection in Embedded Systems
  • Physical Side Channels


Evaluation of Standardized Password-Based Key Derivation against Parallel Processing Platforms

Markus Dürmuth, Tim Güneysu, Markus Kasper, Chris­tof Paar, Tolga Yalcin, Ralf Zimmermann - Computer Security - ESORICS 2012 - 17th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, Pisa, Italy, September 10-12, 2012

Side Channels as Building Blocks

Markus Kasper, Amir Moradi, Georg T. Becker, Oliver Mischke, Tim Güneysu, Chris­tof Paar, Wayne Burleson - Journal of Cryptographic Engineering, Volume 2, Number 3, pages 143-159, 2012, Springer.

Black-Box Side-Channel Attacks Highlight the Importance of Countermeasures – An Analysis of the Xilinx Virtex-4 and Virtex-5 Bitstream Encryption Mechanism

Amir Moradi, Markus Kasper, Chris­tof Paar - Topics in Cryptology - CT-RSA 2012 - The Cryptographers' Track at the RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, February 27- March 2, 2012, pages 1-18.

Praktische Angriffe auf die Bitstromverschlüsselung von Xilinx FPGAs

Markus Kasper, Timo Kasper, Amir Moradi, Chris­tof Paar - Datenschutz und Datensicherheit - DuD - Ausgabe 11/2011 - http://www.dud.de/Ausgabe/2011-11.html

The World Is Not Enough: Another Look on Second-Order DPA

François-Xavier Standaert, Nicolas Veyrat-Charvillon, Elisabeth Oswald, Benedikt Gierlichs, Marcel Medwed, Markus Kasper, Stefan Mangard - ASIACRYPT 2010: 112-129

Hardware Trojans for Inducing or Amplifying Side-Channel Leakage of Cryptographic Software

Gallais, J., Großschädl, J., Hanley, N., Markus Kasper, Medwed, M., Regazzoni, F., Schmidt, J., Tillich, S. - In L. Chen & M. Yung (Eds.), International Conference on Trusted Computing. Springer.

Side-channel based watermarks for IP Protection

Georg T. Becker, Markus Kasper, Amir Moradi, Chris­tof Paar - COSADE 2010 - First International Workshop on Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design

Side-channel based watermarks for integrated circuits

Georg T. Becker, Markus Kasper, Amir Moradi, Chris­tof Paar - IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST 2010), AnaheimCA , USA, 13-14 June 2010.

KeeLoq and Side-Channel Analysis --- Evolution of an Attack

Chris­tof Paar, Thomas Eisenbarth, Markus Kasper, Timo Kasper, Amir Moradi - 6th IEEE Workshop on Fault Diagnosis and Tolerance in Cryptography - FDTC 2009.Lausanne, Switzerland, September 6, 2009.

Trojan Side-Channels: Lightweight Hardware Trojans through Side-Channel Engineering

Lang Lin, Markus Kasper, Tim Güneysu, Chris­tof Paar, Wayne Burleson - Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems - CHES 2009, 11th International Workshop, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 6-9, 2009

Breaking KeeLoq in a Flash: On Extracting Keys at Lightning Speed

Markus Kasper, Timo Kasper, Amir Moradi, Chris­tof Paar - 2nd International Conference on Cryptology in Africa, Progress in Cryptology - AFRICACRYPT 2009, Gammarth, Tunisia, 21-25 Juni, 2009.

A Compact Implementation of Edon80

Markus Kasper, Sandeep Kumar, Kerstin Lemke-Rust, Chris­tof Paar - The eSTREAM Project - eSTREAM Phase 3