Dr.-Ing. Andreas Dewald - Biography

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Dewald is an IT-Security Researcher and CEO of ERNW Research GmbH in Heidelberg and is an associated Post-Doc of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), where he worked as a researcher and lecturer from 2012 to January 2016 at the Chair for IT-Security Infrastructures. From 2013 to 2016, he led the Applied Forensic Computing research group after he finished his PhD in December 2012. Supervised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Freiling, his thesis was about the formalization of digital evidence and its embedding in forensic computing. Until October 2013, Andreas Dewald, from the FAU side, mentored the first German master’s degree program in Digital Forensics, which is run as a cooperation by the University of Applied Sciences in Albstadt-Sigmaringen. From 2009 to 2012, he worked as a research assistant at the University of Mannheim, where he had previously studied Computer Science. For his master’s thesis “Detection and Prevention of Malicious Websites” Andreas Dewald was awarded with the science prize from the German society for privacy and data security (GDD).

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