M. Sc. Sebastian Wallat

  • Research Assistant - Chair Embedded Security
Wallat, Sebastian

Address

Lehrstuhl für Embedded Security
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
Germany

Room
ID 2/647
Phone:
(+49)(0)234 / 32 - 27891
Email:
sebastian.wallat@rub.de PGP key

Vita

  • Since 09/2016: Research Assistant/PhD Position at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • Since 06/2016: Re­se­arch As­sis­tant at the Em­bed­ded Se­cu­ri­ty Group, Horst Görtz In­sti­tu­te for IT-Se­cu­ri­ty, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum, Ger­ma­ny
  • 05/2015 - 12/2015: Research Fellow at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • 10/2013 - 02/2016: M.Sc. studies in IT-Security at Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum, Germany
  • 10/2008 - 09/2013: B.Sc. studies in Computer Science at University of Duisburg-Esse

Research

  • Reverse-Engineering
  • Hardware Trojans
  • Hardware Security

Publications

2019
Highway to HAL

Sebastian Wallat, Nils Albartus, Steffen Becker, Max Hoffmann, Maik Ender, Marc Fyrbiak, Adrian Drees, Sebastian Maaßen, Chris­tof Paar - CF'19 Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers Pages 392-397

Towards Cognitive Obfuscation - Impeding Hardware Reverse Engineering Based on Psychological Insights

Carina Wiesen, Nils Albartus, Max Hoffmann, Steffen Becker, Sebastian Wallat, Marc Fyrbiak, Nikol Rummel, Chris­tof Paar - ASPDAC '19 Proceedings of the 24th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference Pages 104-111 (presentation at ASPDAC 2019, Tokyo, Japan, January 21–24, 2019)

Insights into the mind of a trojan designer: the challenge to integrate a trojan into the bitstream

Maik Ender, Pawel Swierczynski, Sebastian Wallat, Matthias Wilhelm, Paul Knopp, Chris­tof Paar - In Proceedings of the 24th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 112-119.

2018
On the Difficulty of FSM-based Hardware Obfuscation

Marc Fyrbiak, Sebastian Wallat, Jonathan Déchelotte, Nils Albartus, Russell Tessier, Chris­tof Paar - IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, Vol. 2018, No. 3, pp 293-330, 2018. (presentation at CHES 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 9 – 12, 2018)

HAL—The Missing Piece of the Puzzle for Hardware Reverse Engineering, Trojan Detection and Insertion

Marc Fyrbiak, Sebastian Wallat, Pawel Swierczynski, Max Hoffmann, Sebastian Hoppach, Mathias Wilhelm, Tobias Weidlich, Russell Tessier, Chris­tof Paar - IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (to appear)

2017
A look at the dark side of hardware reverse engineering - a case study

Sebastian Wallat, Marc Fyrbiak, Moritz Schlögel, Chris­tof Paar - IEEE 2nd International Verification and Security Workshop, IVSW 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 3-5, 2017.

Hardware reverse engineering: Overview and open challenges

Marc Fyrbiak, Sebastian Strauß, Christian Kison, Sebastian Wallat, Malte Elson, Nikol Rummel, Chris­tof Paar - IEEE 2nd International Verification and Security Workshop, IVSW 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 3-5, 2017.