Steffen Wendzel studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Kempten (BS, Hons., 2009) and Augsburg (MS, 2011), Germany. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Hagen, Germany, in 2013. Between 2013 and 2016, he led a research team focusing on the security of smart buildings at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE), Germany. He joined Worms University of Applied Sciences as a professor of information security and computer networks in 2016. Steffen has written five books and his research focuses on information hiding and security in the Internet of Things. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Universal Computer Science and of the Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility.
Steffen’s primary research domain is network information hiding. In particular, he has published work on network covert channel patterns, terminology and taxonomy of information hiding, scientific methodology in network steganography, and detection and limitation of illegitimate data transfers. His papers have been published in several key journals and conferences including Communications of the ACM, ACMComputing Surveys, IEEE Security & Privacy, Security & Communication Networks, and IEEE Local Computer Networks. He also serves as a reviewer for several ranked journals and conferences.
Steffen is a member of the steering committee of the Europol-supported initiative Criminal Use of Information Hiding (CUIng). In addition to his professorship position, he is deputy scientific head of the Centre for Technology and Transfer (ZTT) and head of the Network Security Research Group (NSRG), both at Worms University of Applied Sciences.