Dr.-Ing. Benedikt Driessen

  • Former Assistant - Chair Embedded Security
Driessen, Benedikt


Universitätsstr. 150
D-44801 Bochum

benedikt.driessen@rub.de PGP key


  • 10/2015 - 01/2017: CTO and co-founder of the startup PHYSEC
  • 01/2014 - 09/2015: Security Architect at Infineon AG, Munich
  • 09/2009 - 12/2013: Research Assistant in the Embedded Security Group
  • 10/2007 - 08/2009: Security Engineer at escrypt GmbH, Bochum
  • 01/2002 - 09/2007: Studies of IT-Security at the Ruhr-University in Bochum


  • Security
  • Privacy


Constructive and Destructive Aspects of Adaptive Wormholes for the 5G Tactile Internet

Christian Zenger, Jan Zimmer, Mario Pietersz, Benedikt Driessen, Chris­tof Paar - In Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks, WiSec 2016, Darmstadt, Germany, July 18-22, 2016. (Cooperation with PHYSEC GmbH (DE))

Block Ciphers – Focus On The Linear Layer (feat. PRIDE)

Martin R. Albrecht, Benedikt Driessen, Elif Bilge Kavun, Gregor Leander, Chris­tof Paar, Tolga Yalcin - In Proceedings of the 34th International Cryptology Conference 2014 (CRYPTO’14), volume 8616 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 57-76. Springer, Santa Barbara, CA, US, August 17-21, 2014

An Experimental Security Analysis of Two Satphone Standards

Benedikt Driessen, Ralf Hund, Carsten Willems, Chris­tof Paar, Thorsten Holz - ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC), Vol. 16, No. 3, Article 10, Publication date: November 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

Achieving anonymity against major face recognition algorithms

Benedikt Driessen, Markus Dürmuth - Proceedings Communications and Multimedia Security (CMS 2013), LNCS 8099, Springer, 2013.

Anonymität und Gesichtserkennung

Benedikt Driessen, Markus Dürmuth - digma, Zeitschrift für Datenrecht und Informationssicherheit, 2013.

IPSecco: A Lightweight and Reconfigurable IPSec Core

Benedikt Driessen, Tim Güneysu, Elif Bilge Kavun, Oliver Mischke, Chris­tof Paar, Thomas Pöppelmann - 2012 International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs, ReConFig 2012, Cancun, Mexico, December 5-7, 2012

Solving Binary Linear Equation Systems over the Rationals and Binaries

Benedikt Driessen, Chris­tof Paar - International Workshop on the Arithmetic of Finite Fields (Bochum) 2012

Don’t Trust Satellite Phones: A Security Analysis of Two Satphone Standards

Benedikt Driessen, Ralf Hund, Carsten Willems, Chris­tof Paar, Thorsten Holz - IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy ("Oakland"), San Francisco, CA, May 2012 - **Best Paper Award**

Sec2 – Ein mobiles Nutzer-kontrolliertes Sicherheitskonzept für Cloud-Storage

Christopher Meyer, Juraj Somorovsky, Jörg Schwenk, Benedikt Driessen, Thang Tran, Christian Wietfeld - In Proceedings of the DACH Security 2011, Oldenburg, Germany

Comparison of Innovative Signature Algorithms for WSNs

Benedikt Driessen, Dipl.-Kfm. Axel Poschmann, Chris­tof Paar - First ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security, WiSec 2008, Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Proceedings, ACM Press. 31.03 - 02.04 2008.