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Sebastian Schäfer

Research Interest:

  • Software fingerprinting based on Network traffic
  • NAT Detection and de-NATing
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Privacy and Sharing in Intrusion Detection Systems



  • S. Schäfer: DNS-based Network Fingerprinting, Master Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Research Group IT-Security, November 2018.

BA/MA Theses:

  •  Open topics:
    • Currenly no open theses
  •  In progress:
    • Combination of active and passive measurements for software fingerprinting in networks (BA)
    • Laying Ground-Truth in Network-Based Software Fingerprinting (BA)
  •  Finished:
    • Developing a Web-based User Interface for DONUT (BA)
    • DNS-based Network Fingerprinting using Machine Learning (MA)
If you are interested in writing your Thesis in the area of network fingerprinting or traffic analysis and you have an idea for a topic that is not listed above, feel free to contact me.