Dr. Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis

nameEmmanouil Vasilomanolakis

Senior Researcher

Postdoc (Smart Protection in Infrastructures and Networks (SPIN))

phone+49 (6151) 16 - 23199

+49 (6151) 16 - 23202


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postal address

TU Darmstadt - FB 20
FG Telekooperation
Hochschulstraße 10
D-64289 Darmstadt

Short Bio

I am a senior researcher (post-doc) at Technische Universität Darmstadt. My research interests include collaborative intrusion detection, honeypots and alert data correlation.

I received a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2016 for my dissertation "On Collaborative Intrusion Detection". Heretofore, I received my diploma (Dipl.-Inform.) and MSc from the University of the Aegean (Greece) in 2008 and 2011 respectively. My master thesis, in the area of honeypots, was conducted in cooperation with the National Center of Scientific Research “Demokritos”. Lastly, I worked as a researcher for AGT International, on the field of IoT security, from 2014-2015.

For an updated overview of my activities, have a look at my personal website.


Additional Attributes


Don't Steal my Drone: Catching Attackers with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Honeypot

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Jörg Daubert, Dhanasekar Boopalan, Max Mühlhäuser
In: IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), April 2018
[Online-Edition: http://noms2018.ieee-noms.org/]

HoneyDrone: a medium-interaction Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Honeypot

Jörg Daubert, Dhanasekar Boopalan, Max Mühlhäuser, Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis
In: IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies, 2018
[Online-Edition: https://dissect.vcu.edu/2018/]

I Trust my Zombies: a Trust-enabled Botnet

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Jan Helge Wolf, Leon Böck, Max Mühlhäuser, Shankar Karuppayah
In: Blackhat Europe, December 2017
[Online-Edition: https://www.blackhat.com/eu-17]

ID2T - The Intrusion Detection Dataset Generation Toolkit

Carlos Garcia Cordero, Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Max Mühlhäuser
December 2017
[Online-Edition: https://www.blackhat.com/eu-17]

Towards Blockchain-Based Collaborative Intrusion Detection Systems

Nikolaos Alexopoulos, Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Natalia Reka Ivanko, Max Mühlhäuser
In: International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, October 2017
[Online-Edition: http://www.critis2017.org]

Challenges and Available Solutions against Organized Cyber-Crime and Terrorist Networks

Andrea Tundis, Florian Huber, Bernhard Jäger, Jörg Daubert, Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Max Mühlhäuser
In: International Conference on Safety and Security Engineering, September 2017

TRIDEnT: Trustworthy collaboRative Intrusion DETection (POSTER)

Nikolaos Alexopoulos, Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Natalia Reka Ivanko, Tamara Frieß, Max Mühlhäuser
In: USENIX Security Symposium Poster Session, August 2017
[Online-Edition: https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity17]

Towards Trust-aware Collaborative Intrusion Detection: challenges and solutions

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Sheikh Mahbub Habib, Rabee Sohail Malik, Pavlos Milaszewicz, Max Mühlhäuser
In: International Conference on Trust Management (IFIPTM), Vol. 505, p. 94-109, June 2017
Springer International Publishing
[Online-Edition: http://wp.portal.chalmers.se/ifiptm2017/]

Defending Against Probe-Response Attacks

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Noorulla Sharief, Max Mühlhäuser
In: IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT), p. 1046 - 1051, May 2017
[Online-Edition: http://www.dissect.vcu.edu/2017/]

On Probe-Response Attacks in Collaborative Intrusion Detection Systems

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Michael Stahn, Carlos Garcia Cordero, Max Mühlhäuser
In: IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, p. 279 - 286, October 2016
[Online-Edition: http://cns2016.ieee-cns.org/]

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Posters, Demos and Talks

  • 10-11.06.2014 Collaborative Intrusion Detection using Mobile Honeypots
    Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Shankar Karuppayah, Mathias Fischer, Max Muhlhauser
    Intel Workshop on Cyberphysical and Mobile Security, Darmstadt, Germany (poster)
  • 21.04.2013 A short introduction to honeypots
    FOSSCOMM 2013, Athens, Greece (invited talk)

Summer/Winter Schools & Workshops

  • European Intensive Program on Information and Communication Security (IPICS), University of Regensburg, Germany, 2008
  • 4th Summer School on Network & Information Security (NIS): The Challenge of the Changing Risk Landscape, jointly organized by ENISA and FORTH, Greece, 2011
  • Honeynet Project Workshop (Under a full scholarship offered by the Honeynet Project), Warsaw Poland, 2014

Topics for Bachelor and Master Theses

Please check the list bellow for open Bachelor or Master thesis topics. Our group always offers a selection of challenging topics in the area of intrusion detection and Cyber Security. If you see an open topic that appears to be interesting for you, kindly drop me an email.


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Peer to peer based Intrusion Detection

Master Thesis


Securing network infrastructures has become a vital part in today’s era. Internet attacks are becoming more devastating than ever, thus the conventional networking defensive components have become less affective. Systems such as Intrusion Detection System (IDS) aim at providing defence against such potential attacks. IDSs detect suspicious or intrusive activities by monitoring and analysing events occurring in computer networks. Due to the diverse nature of internet attacks, current IDS solutions can give computer networks security up to a certain level. Coordinated attacks such as Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS) are difficult to detect by a single IDS as the evidence of the attack is widely spread. Moreover, simply introducing a number of IDSs that send their alert data to a central point for analysis is not the optimal solution. This is because the central unit will not be able to cope with a large number of IDSs. In addition, it acts as a single-point-of-failure making it easy for an adversary to simply attack this unit to bring down the whole protection mechanism.


Winter Term 2017/2018

Winter Term 2016/2017

  • Seminar Telekooperation
  • Protection in Networked Systems ‒ Trust, Resilience, and Privacy (course web page)

Winter Term 2015/2016

  • Seminar Telekooperation (course web page)
  • Bachelor Students Traineeship / Bachelorpraktikum
  • Oberseminar TK (link)

Winter Term 2014/2015

  • Seminar Telekooperation (course web page)
    Advisor for topics: "Analysis of collaborative data correlation algorithms with a focus on alert data correlation", "A survey of the security features of IoT platforms and architectures", "A Survey on Security in the Internet of Thing’s Machine-to-Machine Platforms"
  • Projectpraktikum
    Supervision: HosTaGe

Summer Term 2014

  • Seminar Telekooperation (course web page)
    Advisor for topic "
    Alert Correlation and Aggregation for Collaborative Intrusion Detection"
  • Simulation und Evaluation von Computernetzwerken (SECoN) (course web page)

Winter Term 2013/2014

  • Seminar Telekooperation (course web page)
    Advisor for topics "Mobile Honeypots: A survey" and (Co-advisor) "Mobile Live Forensics"
  • Bachelor Students Traineeship / Bachelorpraktikum
    Co-supervision "HOsTaGe: 2.0"
  • Projectpraktikum
    Co-supervision "HOsTaGe: Arm and Loaded"

Summer Term 2013

Winter Term 2012/2013

  • Seminar Security, Privacy, and Trust
    Advisor for topic “Attacks on Intrusion Detection Systems
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