Security and Privacy in Industrial Cooperation

Security and Privacy in Industrial Cooperation Group (Oct. 2023)

Welcome to the Security and Privacy in Industrial Cooperation (SPICe) group. We are part of the Department of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University. Led by Prof. Martin Henze, we work on making all aspects of industrial cooperation secure and privacy-preserving. To this end, our research and teaching centers around all technical security and privacy aspects of industrial networks and industrial data sharing, especially concerning production systems and power grids. Our group has been established to strengthen the security aspects of the cluster of excellence Internet of Production. Recently, we are especially focusing on securing industrial communication in modern 5G/6G networks.

If you are interested in learning more about our work, we invite you to register to the spice-info mailing list, which is used to inform about student talks as well as other talks and events (co-)organized by our group.


2023-11 Excited to share that our paper on middlebox-aware end-to-end security for industrial communication has been accepted at ACM ASIACCS 2024!
2023-11 Our heartfelt congratulations go to our student Olav for receiving the ICT Young Researcher Award 2023!
2023-09 Our paper on aggregating message authentication codes on lossy channels has been accepted at ACNS 2024!
2023-09 We are currently looking for student assistants to work with us on cyber security for industrial 5G/6G communication (more details).
2023-08 Sotiris joins our group as researcher and PhD candidate, καλώς ήρθες!
2023-08 Papers accepted for publication at ESORICS 2023 and USENIX Security 2024!
2023-07 A warm welcome to Thomas who joins our team as a researcher.
2023-06 Jörn joins our team as a researcher and PhD candidate, welcome!
2023-05 We are finally open-sourcing Wattson, our virtual testbed to comprehensively analyze the impact of cyberattacks on power grids (corresponding IEEE EuroS&P 2023 paper).
2023-04 Large kick off workshop for the PlusMoSmart project to secure wireless communication for utility providers.

Selected recent publications

  1. USENIX Sec
    You Cannot Escape Me: Detecting Evasions of SIEM Rules in Enterprise Networks
    Rafael Uetz, Marco Herzog, Louis Hackländer, Simon Schwarz, and Martin Henze
    In Proceedings of the 33rd USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Sec), Aug 2024
    One IDS is not Enough! Exploring Ensemble Learning for Industrial Intrusion Detection
    Konrad Wolsing, Dominik Kus, Eric Wagner, Jan Pennekamp, Klaus Wehrle, and Martin Henze
    In Proceedings of the 28th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), Sep 2023
  3. EuroS&P
    Comprehensively Analyzing the Impact of Cyberattacks on Power Grids
    Lennart Bader, Martin Serror, Olav Lamberts, Ömer Sen, Dennis van der Velde, Immanuel Hacker, Julian Filter, Elmar Padilla, and Martin Henze
    In Proceedings of the 2023 IEEE 8th European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), Jul 2023
  4. RAID
    IPAL: Breaking up Silos of Protocol-dependent and Domain-specific Industrial Intrusion Detection Systems
    Konrad Wolsing, Eric Wagner, Antoine Saillard, and Martin Henze
    In Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID), Oct 2022
    Can Industrial Intrusion Detection Be SIMPLE?
    Konrad Wolsing, Lea Thiemt, Christian van Sloun, Eric Wagner, Klaus Wehrle, and Martin Henze
    In Proceedings of the 27th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), Sep 2022