Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information
First name/ Surname:Christian Wressnegger
E-Mail:
Nationality:Austrian
Date of birth:29/07/1984
Employment History
05/2016 ongoingTU Braunschweig
PhD candidate at the Institute for System Security
11/2014 to 04/2016University of Goettingen
PhD candidate at the Computer Security Group
11/2011 to 10/2014idalab GmbH
Security researcher as part of the project PROSEC
04/2010 to 10/2011IKARUS Security Software GmbH
07/2009 to 02/2010ISR Lisbon, Portugal
Computer and Robot Vision Laboratory
01/2009 to 07/2009Austrian Armed Forces (obligatory military service)
09/2008 to 11/2008ISR Lisbon, Portugal
Computer and Robot Vision Laboratory
Education
11/2012 ongoingUniversity of Goettingen/ TU Braunschweig
Subject: Computer Science
(Applied Machine Learning in Computer Security)
Graduation degree: Doctor of Science
10/2006 to 12/2008Graz University of Technology
Subject: Computer Science
(IT-Security & Computational Intelligence)
Graduation degree: Master of Science
03/2004 to 09/2006Johannes Kepler University Linz
Subject: Computer Science (Software Development)
Graduation degree: Bachelor of Science
09/1998 to 05/2003HTBLA2 Linz Paul- Hahnstr. (Secondary technical college)
Subject: Mechatronics
Personal skills
Mother tongue:German
Foreign languages:English, Portuguese (basic knowledge)
Driving license:Category B
Technical skills:Programming ability in C/C++, Python, Java, C#, Matlab
and PHP, among others
Good knowledge of Eclipse RCP and Netbeans Platform
Publications
2017:

64-bit Migration Vulnerabilities
Christian Wressnegger, Fabian Yamaguchi, Alwin Maier and Konrad Rieck
Information Technology (IT), 59 (2), De Gruyter, April 2017.

Privacy Threats through Ultrasonic Side Channels on Mobile Devices (pdf)
Daniel Arp, Erwin Quiring, Christian Wressnegger, and Konrad Rieck
Proc. of 2nd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), April 2017.

Looking Back on Three Years of Flash-based Malware (pdf)
Christian Wressnegger and Konrad Rieck
Proc. of 10th ACM European Workshop on Systems Security (EuroSec), April 2017.

Automatically Inferring Malware Signatures for Anti-Virus Assisted Attacks (pdf)
Christian Wressnegger, Kevin Freeman, Fabian Yamaguchi and Konrad Rieck.
Proc. of 12th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), April 2017.

2016:

Twice the Bits, Twice the Trouble: Vulnerabilities Induced by Migrating to 64-Bit Platforms (pdf)
Christian Wressnegger, Fabian Yamaguchi, Alwin Maier, and Konrad Rieck
Proc. of 23th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Oct 2016.

From Malware Signatures to Anti-Virus Assisted Attacks (pdf)
Christian Wressnegger, Kevin Freeman, Fabian Yamaguchi, and Konrad Rieck
Technical report, TU Braunschweig (2016-03), Oct 2016.

Comprehensive Analysis and Detection of Flash-based Malware (pdf)
Christian Wressnegger, Fabian Yamaguchi, Daniel Arp, and Konrad Rieck
Proc. of 13th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), July 2016. **Best Paper Award**

Harry: A Tool for Measuring String Similarity (pdf)
Konrad Rieck and Christian Wressnegger
Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), March 2016.

2015:

Analyzing and Detecting Flash-based Malware using Lightweight Multi-Path Exploration (pdf)
Christian Wressnegger, Fabian Yamaguchi, Daniel Arp, and Konrad Rieck
Technical report, University of Goettingen (IFI-TB-2015-05), December 2015.

Pulsar: Stateful Black-Box Fuzzing of Proprietary Network Protocols (pdf)
Hugo Gascon, Christian Wressnegger, Fabian Yamaguchi, Daniel Arp, and Konrad Rieck
Proc. of 11th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SECURECOMM), Oct 2015.

2014:

Poisoning Behavioral Malware Clustering (pdf)
Battista Biggio, Konrad Rieck, Davide Ariu, Christian Wressnegger,
Igino Corona, Giorgio Giacinto and Fabio Roli
Proc. of 7th ACM CCS Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Security (AISec), Nov 2014.

2013:

A Close Look on n-Grams in Intrusion Detection (pdf)
Christian Wressnegger, Guido Schwenk, Daniel Arp, and Konrad Rieck
Proc. of 6th ACM CCS Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Security (AISec), Nov 2013.

Chucky: Exposing Missing Checks in Source Code for Vulnerability Discovery (pdf)
Fabian Yamaguchi, Christian Wressnegger, Hugo Gascon, and Konrad Rieck
Proc. of 20th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Nov 2013.

Deobfuscating Embedded Malware using Probable-Plaintext Attacks (pdf)
Christian Wressnegger, Frank Boldewin, and Konrad Rieck
Proc. of 15th Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID), Oct 2013.

2012 and before:

Sally: A Tool for Embedding Strings in Vector Spaces (pdf)
Konrad Rieck, Christian Wressnegger, and Alexander Bikadorov
Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), Nov 2012.

Towards Fully Automated Learning of Grasping Affordances (abstract|poster)
Christian Wressnegger, Ashish Jain, Misel Batmendijn, Manuel Lopes,
Luis Montesano, Alexandre Bernardino and Jose Santos-Victor
Proc. of 15th Portuguese Conference on Pattern Recognition, Aveiro Portugal, Oct 2009.

Beatrix: A Malicious Code Analysis Framework (abstract|poster)
Christian Wressnegger
Proc. of 18th USENIX Security Symposium, Montreal Canada, Aug 2009.

Beatrix: A Malicious Code Analysis Framework (pdf)
Christian Wressnegger
Master's thesis, Graz University of Technology, August 2008.

External Reviewing for Conferences & Workshops
Reviewing for Journals
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
  • EURASIP Journal on Information Security (JIS)
  • Journal of Machine Learning Research: MLOSS Track (JMLR/MLOSS)
  • Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA)
Conference and Workshop Organization
  • General chair: myPhD Workshop 2016

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