Proseminar System Security

The central topic of this seminar are security papers presented at top conferences.

The seminar is expected to take place as a block seminar at the end of the lecture period.


1. IoT Goes Nuclear: Creating a ZigBee Chain Reaction
2. Listen to Your Heart: Evaluation of the Cardiologic Ecosystem
3. Security Analysis of Smart Toys and Smartwatches for Kids
4. Grand Theft App: Digital Forensics of Vehicle Assistant Apps
5. Security Analysis of Emerging Smart Home Applications
6. Discovering and Understanding the Security Hazards in the Interactions between IoT Devices, Mobile
Apps, and Clouds on Smart Home Platforms
7. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Feel No Evil, Print No Evil? Malicious Fill Patterns Detection in Additive
8. BIAS: Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS
9. The KNOB is Broken: Exploiting Low Entropy in the Encryption Key Negotiation of Bluetooth BR/EDR
10. Analyzing the Security and Privacy of Cloud-based Video Surveillance Systems
11. Smart-Phones Attacking Smart-Homes
12. Automatic Fingerprinting of Vulnerable BLE IoT Devices with Static UUIDs from Mobile Apps
13. Charting the Attack Surface of Trigger-Action IoT Platforms

Dates & Deadlines

  • First week: distribution of topics.
  • 27.5.: Submission deadline for preliminary seminar thesis version (at least 5 pages of text; excluding title page, table of contents, references, figures, ...) describing the main paper problem AND briefly describe 2 related papers citing your paper.
  • 6.7.: Submission deadline for your presentation slides (you can still change your slides a bit before the talk).
  • 7.7. and 8.7.: Block Seminar, Presentation of your work.
  • 22.7.: Submission deadline for the final version of the seminar thesis.

The seminar will be organized over Panda. Deadlines are till the end of the day (23:59 local time/as according to Panda).


We will have four meetings in FU.511, with different topics which will (hopefully) be helpful for you to pass the seminar:

  • 8.4. 10:15 Introduction
  • 22.49:15 Research Skills
  • 29.4. 9:15 Writing Skills
  • 1.7. 9:15 Presentation Skills

Grading and Demands

The final grade cosists of your presentation (40%) and your paper (60%). Additionally, you must meet all deadlines.


20 minutes presentation. 5 minutes discussion and questions.

The best presentation will be awarded! More information will be given in the first meeting.

Seminar thesis

Essay of length 10 to 15 pages written according to the standards of a scientific paper.