Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Eisenbarth


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

Phone:+49 451 3101 6600
Fax:+49 451 3101 6604


Thomas Eisenbarth ist Professor für IT Sicherheit an der Universität zu Lübeck. Er studierte bis 2006 Elektro- und Informationstechnik an der Ruhr Universität Bochum, wo er bis 2009 am Horst Görtz Institut für IT-Sicherheit promovierte. Ab 2010 forschte er als Assistant Professor am Center for Cryptography and Information Security (CCIS) an der Florida Atlantic University. 2012 wechselte er an das Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Seit August 2017 ist er als Direktor des Instituts für IT Sicherheit an der Universität zu Lübeck.

Seine Forschungsinteressen umfassen:

  • Systemsicherheit und Sichere Mikroarchitekturen
  • Angewandte Kryptografie
  • Seitenkanalangriffe, physische Sicherheit und Gegenmaßnahmen
  • Sicherheit von Cloud und virtualisierten Systemen



  • 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 2022 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP) (SP) , Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society, 2022. pp. 1541-1541.

  • Thore Tiemann, Zane Weissman, Thomas Eisenbarth and Berk Sunar,
    IOTLB-SC: An Accelerator-Independent Leakage Source in Modern Cloud Systems , arXiv cs.CR , 2022.

  • 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.

  • 2021

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thore Tiemann, Sebastian Berndt, Thomas Eisenbarth and Maciej Liskiewicz,
    "Act natural!": Having a Private Chat on a Public Blockchain , IACR Cryptol. ePrint Arch. , vol. 2021, pp. 1073, 2021.

  • 2020

  • Zane Weissman, Thore Tiemann, Daniel Moghimi, Evan Custodio, Thomas Eisenbarth and Berk Sunar,
    JackHammer: Efficient Rowhammer on Heterogeneous FPGA-CPU Platforms , IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems , vol. 2020, no. 3, pp. 169-195, 2020.

  • Samira Briongos, Pedro Malag'on, Jose Manuel Moya and Thomas Eisenbarth,
    Microarchitectural Isolation Guarantees Through Execution Based Signatures in XXXV Conference on Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems, DCIS, 2020, Segovia, Spain, November 18-20, 2020 , IEEE, 2020. pp. 1--6.

  • Samira Briongos, Pedro Malagon, Jose M. Moya and Thomas Eisenbarth,
    RELOAD+REFRESH: Abusing Cache Replacement Policies to Perform Stealthy Cache Attacks in 29th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 20) , Boston, MA: USENIX Association, 2020. pp. 1967--1984.

  • 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.

  • Okan Seker, Sebastian Berndt, Luca Wilke and Thomas Eisenbarth,
    SNI-in-the-head: Protecting MPC-in-the-head Protocols against Side-channel Analysis in CCS '20: 2020 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security , Jay Ligatti and Xinming Ou and Jonathan Katz and Giovanni Vigna, Eds. ACM, 2020. pp. 1033--1049.

  • 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.

  • 2019

  • Berk Gulmezoglu, Andreas Zankl, M. Caner Tol, Saad Islam, Thomas Eisenbarth and Berk Sunar,
    Undermining User Privacy on Mobile Devices Using AI in Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security , New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2019. pp. 214--227.

  • Saad Islam, Ahmad Moghimi, Ida Bruhns, Moritz Krebbel, Berk Gulmezoglu, Thomas Eisenbarth and Berk Sunar,
    SPOILER: Speculative Load Hazards Boost Rowhammer and Cache Attacks in 28th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 19) , Santa Clara, CA: USENIX Association, 2019. pp. 621--637.

  • Berk Gulmezoglu, Ahmad Moghimi, Thomas Eisenbarth and Berk Sunar,
    FortuneTeller: Predicting Microarchitectural Attacks via Unsupervised Deep Learning , arXiv e-prints , 2019.

  • 2018

  • Ahmad Moghimi, Jan Wichelmann, Thomas Eisenbarth and Berk Sunar,
    MemJam: A False Dependency Attack Against Constant-Time Crypto Implementations , International Journal of Parallel Programming , 2018.

  • Fergus Dall, Gabrielle De Micheli, Thomas Eisenbarth, Daniel Genkin, Nadia Heninger, Ahmad Moghimi and Yuval Yarom,
    CacheQuote: Efficiently Recovering Long-term Secrets of SGX EPID via Cache Attacks , IACR Trans. Cryptogr. Hardw. Embed. Syst. , vol. 2018, no. 2, pp. 171--191, 2018.