Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Eisenbarth

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Ratzeburger Allee 160
23562 Lübeck
Gebäude 64, 1. OG, Raum 043

Email: thomas.eisenbarth(at)
Phone: +49 451 3101 6600
Fax: +49 451 3101 6604

About Me

I am Professor for IT Security at University of Lübeck.  I received my Ph.D. in ECE from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, where I worked as a member of the Horst Goertz Institute for IT Security (HGI). From 2010 I  spent two years at the Center for Cryptology and Information Security (CCIS) at Florida Atlantic University. In 2012 I joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at WPI. Since August of 2017, I am the Director of the Institute for IT Security at the University of Lübeck.

My research interests are in:

  • Applied Cryptology
  • Systems security and secure computer architecture
  • Side channel analysis, physical attacks and their prevention
  • Cloud and virtualization security



Andrija Neskovic, Saleh Mulhem, Alexander Treff, Rainer Buchty, Thomas Eisenbarth, and Mladen Berekovic,
SystemC Model of Power Side-Channel Attacks Against AI Accelerators: Superstition or not?, in ICCAD '23: Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design , IEEE/ACM, Nov.2023.
Thore Tiemann, Sebastian Berndt, Thomas Eisenbarth, and Maciej Liskiewicz,
"Act natural!": Exchanging Private Messages on Public Blockchains, in 8th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy , IEEE, 2023. pp. 292-308.
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Claudius Pott, Berk Gulmezoglu, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
Overcoming the Pitfalls of HPC-based Cryptojacking Detection in Presence of GPUs, in Proceedings of the Thirteenth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy, CODASPY 2023, Charlotte, NC, USA, April 24-26, 2023 , Mohamed Shehab and Maribel Fernandez and Ninghui Li, Eds. {ACM}, 2023. pp. 177--188.
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Pascal Bemmann, Sebastian Berndt, Denis Diemert, Thomas Eisenbarth, and Tibor Jager,
Subversion-Resilient Authenticated Encryption Without Random Oracles, in Applied Cryptography and Network Security - 21st International Conference, ACNS 2023, Kyoto, Japan, June 19-22, 2023, Proceedings, Part II , Mehdi Tibouchi and Xiaofeng Wang, Eds. Springer, 2023. pp. 460--483.
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Luca Wilke, Anja Rabich, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
SEV-Step: A Single-Stepping Framework for AMD-SEV, CoRR , vol. abs/2307.14757, 2023.
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Jan Wichelmann, Anna Pätschke, Luca Wilke, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
Cipherfix: Mitigating Ciphertext Side-Channel Attacks in Software, in 32nd USENIX Security Symposium, USENIX Security 2023, Anaheim, CA, USA, August 9-11, 2023 , Joseph A. Calandrino and Carmela Troncoso, Eds. USENIX Association, 2023.
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Jan Wichelmann, Christopher Peredy, Florian Sieck, Anna Pätschke, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
MAMBO-V: Dynamic Side-Channel Leakage Analysis on RISC-V, in Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA) - 20th International Conference , Daniel Gruss and Federico Maggi and Mathias Fischer and Michele Carminati, Eds. Springer, 2023. pp. 3-23.
Nils Loose, Felix Mächtle, Claudius Pott, Volodymyr Bezsmertnyi, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
Madvex: Instrumentation-based Adversarial Attacks on Machine Learning Malware Detection, in Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA) - 20th International Conference , Daniel Gruss and Federico Maggi and Mathias Fischer and Michele Carminati, Eds. Springer, 2023. pp. 69-88.
Thore Tiemann, Zane Weissman, Thomas Eisenbarth, and Berk Sunar,
IOTLB-SC: An Accelerator-Independent Leakage Source in Modern Cloud Systems, in Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security , Joseph K. Liu and Yang Xiang and Surya Nepal and Gene Tsudik, Eds. ACM, 2023. pp. 827-840.
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Sebastian Berndt, Thomas Eisenbarth, Sebastian Faust, Marc Gourjon, Maximilian Orlt, and Okan Seker,
Combined Fault and Leakage Resilience: Composability, Constructions and Compiler, in Advances in Cryptology - CRYPTO 2023 - 43rd Annual International Cryptology Conference, CRYPTO 2023, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 20-24, 2023, Proceedings, Part III , Helena Handschuh and Anna Lysyanskaya, Eds. Cham: Springer, 2023. pp. 377--409.
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Jan Wichelmann, Florian Sieck, Anna Pätschke, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
Microwalk-CI: Practical Side-Channel Analysis for JavaScript Applications, in Proceedings of the 2022 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CCS 2022, Los Angeles, CA, USA, November 7-11, 2022 , Heng Yin and Angelos Stavrou and Cas Cremers and Elaine Shi, Eds. ACM, 2022. pp. 2915--2929.
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Sebastian Berndt, Jan Wichelmann, Claudius Pott, Tim-Henrik Traving, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
ASAP: Algorithm Substitution Attacks on Cryptographic Protocols, in Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security , ACM, 2022. pp. 712-726.
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Mengyuan Li, Luca Wilke, Jan Wichelmann, Thomas Eisenbarth, Radu Teodorescu, and Yinqian Zhang,
A Systematic Look at Ciphertext Side Channels on AMD SEV-SNP, in 2022 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP) , San Francisco, CA, USA: IEEE, 2022. pp. 337-351.
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Johannes Müller, Mohammad Rahmani Fadiheh, Anna Lena Duque Antón, Thomas Eisenbarth, Dominik Stoffel, and Wolfgang Kunz,
A Formal Approach to Confidentiality Verification in SoCs at the Register Transfer Level, in 58th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, DAC 2021, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 5-9, 2021 , IEEE, 2021. pp. 991--996.
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Okan Seker, Thomas Eisenbarth, and Maciej Liskiewicz,
A White-Box Masking Scheme Resisting Computational and Algebraic Attacks, IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems , vol. 2021, no. 2, pp. 61-105, 2021. Cryptology ePrint Archive, Report 2020/443.
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Tim Gellersen, Okan Seker, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
Differential Power Analysis of the Picnic Signature Scheme, in Post-Quantum Cryptography - 12th International Workshop, PQCrypto 2021, Daejeon, South Korea, July 20-22, 2021, Proceedings , Jung Hee Cheon and Jean-Pierre Tillich, Eds. Springer, 2021. pp. 177--194.
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Claudius Pott, Philipp Jungklass, David Jacek Csejka, Thomas Eisenbarth, and Marco Siebert,
Firmware Security Module: A Framework for Trusted Computing in Automotive Multiprocessors, Journal of Hardware and Systems Security , 2021.
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Jan Wichelmann, Sebastian Berndt, Claudius Pott, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
Help, My Signal has Bad Device! - Breaking the Signal Messenger's Post-Compromise Security Through a Malicious Device, in Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment - 18th International Conference, DIMVA 2021, Virtual Event, July 14-16, 2021, Proceedings , Leyla Bilge and Lorenzo Cavallaro and Giancarlo Pellegrino and Nuno Neves, Eds. Springer, 2021. pp. 88--105.
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Ilia Polian, Frank Altmann, Tolga Arul, Christian Boit, Ralf Brederlow, Lucas Davi, Rolf Drechsler, Nan Du, Thomas Eisenbarth, Tim Güneysu, Sascha Hermann, Matthias Hiller, Rainer Leupers, Farhad Merchant, Thomas Mussenbrock, Stefan Katzenbeisser, Akash Kumar, Wolfgang Kunz, Thomas Mikolajick, Vivek Pachauri, Jean-Pierre Seifert, Frank Sill Torres, and Jens Trommer,
Nano Security: From Nano-Electronics to Secure Systems, in Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition, DATE 2021, Grenoble, France, February 1-5, 2021 , IEEE, 2021. pp. 1334--1339.
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Diego F. Aranha, Sebastian Berndt, Thomas Eisenbarth, Okan Seker, Akira Takahashi, Luca Wilke, and Greg Zaverucha,
Side-Channel Protections for Picnic Signatures, IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems , vol. 2021, no. 4, pp. 239-282, 2021.
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Luca Wilke, Jan Wichelmann, Florian Sieck, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
undeSErVed trust: Exploiting Permutation-Agnostic Remote Attestation, in 2021 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW) , 2021. pp. 456-466.
Florian Sieck, Sebastian Berndt, Jan Wichelmann, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
Util: : Lookup: Exploiting Key Decoding in Cryptographic Libraries, in CCS '21: 2021 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security , Yongdae Kim and Jong Kim and Giovanni Vigna and Elaine Shi, Eds. ACM, 2021. pp. 2456--2473.
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Samira Briongos, Ida Bruhns, Pedro Malagón, Thomas Eisenbarth, and José Manuel Moya,
Aim, Wait, Shoot: How the CacheSniper Technique Improves Unprivileged Cache Attacks, in IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy, EuroS&P 2021, Vienna, Austria, September 6-10, 2021 , IEEE, 2021. pp. 683--700.
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Luca Wilke, Jan Wichelmann, Mathias Morbitzer, and Thomas Eisenbarth,
SEVurity: No Security Without Integrity - Breaking Integrity-Free Memory Encryption with Minimal Assumptions, in 2020 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP) , Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society, 2020. pp. 1431-1444.
Daniel Moghimi, Berk Sunar, Thomas Eisenbarth, and Nadia Heninger,
TPM-FAIL: TPM meets Timing and Lattice Attacks, in 29th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 20) , Boston, MA: USENIX Association, 2020. pp. 2057--2073.
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