Sascha Fahl
Dr.-Ing. | Faculty


Curriculum Vitae

currently Independent Research Group Leader, CISPA, Saarland University
October 2015 - September 2016 Researcher, CISPA, Saarland University
February 2015 - April 2015 Software Engineering Intern, Google, Mountain View, CA
February 2011 - September 2015 Research Assistant, DCSec, Leibniz University Hannover

Personal Information

I am head of the usable security and privacy research group. Broadly, I study the intersection of computer security and privacy with human factors. I'm particularly interested in investigating end users, administrators, developers and designers of computer systems and their interdependencies with computer security and privacy mechanisms. My research involves large-scale analyses of the Internet and software repositories to understand the huge challenges humans face when interacting with computer security and privacy mechanisms. To understand root causes, evaluate existing mechanisms and investigate novel ideas, I conduct all kinds of user studies with end users, administrators, and developers of these systems. If you are interested in my work, wish to collaborate with me, want to request a detailed CV or for whatever other reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Publications

2016

An Empirical Study of Textual Key-Fingerprint Representations

You Get Where You're Looking For: The Impact Of Information Sources On Code Security

SoK: Lessons Learned From Android Security Research For Appified Software Platforms

2015

To Pin or Not to Pin—Helping App Developers Bullet Proof Their TLS Connections

Vccfinder: Finding potential vulnerabilities in open-source projects to assist code audits

2012

Why Eve and Mallory Love Android: An Analysis of Android SSL (in)Security