Sebastian Walla


Research Assistant writing a Paper

CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

While writing a Paper, I was responsible for monitoring the Sality botnet. Moreover, I analysed and attributed all malware, which had been distributed via the Sality botnet in the past 6 years.

September 2019 - March 2020

Tutor Malware Analysis and Intrusion Detection

CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

Teaching tutorials, correcting projects and the final exam.

October 2018 - March 2019

Internship Malware Analysis

Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) Germany

Analysis of APT malware, hardening of a sandbox-analysis environment, crafting of Suricata and YARA rules

September 2018 - October 2018

Tutor Security

CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

Teaching tutorials, correcting tests and the final exam

December 2017 - April 2018

Tutor Foundations of Cybersecurity

CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

Teaching tutorials, correcting exercises and the final exam

October 2016 - March 2017

Research Assistant

CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

Programming of a Twitter-Crawler to collect publicly observable personal information. This information was subsequently used to match users across platforms.

December 2017 - April 2018


Master of Science

Saarland University
Computer Science - Focus on Security
October 2018 - March 2020

Bachelor of Science

Saarland University

Final Grade: 1.2

October 2018 - March 2020

General Certificate of Education A-levels

Regiomontanus Gymnasium Hassfurt, Bavaria

Final Grade: 1.8

September 2007 - July 2015


Programming Languages
  • x86/64 Assembly
    x86/64 Assembly
  • C
    C Language
  • Java
    Java Language
  • Python
    Python Language
  • SQL
    SQL Language
  • IDA Pro
    IDA Pro
  • x32dbg
  • YARA
  • Suricata
  • Snort
  • Wireshark

Awards & Scholarships & Publications

  • Deutschlandstipendium (Franz-Mai-Foundation)
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior Scholarship (Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) Germany)
  • Bachelor Honors Program Computer Science (Saarland University)
  • Award for outstanding merits for the school community (Herrenhofbund Hassfurt, Bavaria)
  • MALPITY: Automatic Identification and Exploitation of Tarpit Vulnerabilities in Malware

    EuroS&P - IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy 2019


Apart from dissecting malware, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors. In the winter, I like to ski and hike. During the summer, I enjoy mountain biking, hiking and windsurfing (Whatever my holiday destination is suited for).

Indoors, I thrive as a chef and work on various side projects.