Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

PD Dr. Benjamin Fabian

Telefon: +49 30 2093-5662

Email: bfabian[at]



Study of Mathematics, Logic and Greek Philology. Diploma in Mathematics from FU Berlin, 2000. IT-related work experience as System and Network Administrator. Full time qualification as Network Security Engineer (Siemens SBS) in 2002. Security Analyst at Symantec (24/7 SOC) in 2003-2004. Trainings as Intrusion Analyst in Alexandria, VA, and London. Certifications include GCIA (SANS Institute), SCNA (Sun), CCSE (Checkpoint), SCSE  (Symantec). Since start of 2005 work at the TAUCIS project (Technology Assessment of Ubiquitous Computing). Ph.D. in 2008, topic "Secure Name Services for the Internet of Things". Project Manager (HU) for Aletheia.


Research interests

  • Security of information technics
  • Internet of Things
  • Data Science
  • Networks and graph theory


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Selected publications (link to all publications)

  1. Benjamin Fabian, Tatiana Ermakova, Philipp Junghanns: Collaborative and Secure Sharing of Healthcare Data in Multi-Clouds, Information Systems, Elsevier, Vol. 48, March 2015, pp. 132-150. DOI: 10.1016/
  2. Benjamin Fabian, Tobias Feldhaus: Privacy-Preserving Data Infrastructure for Smart Home Appliances Based on the Octopus DHT, Computers in Industry, Elsevier, Vol. 65, No 8, October 2014, pp. 1147–1160.
  3. Steffen Hermann, Benjamin Fabian: A Comparison of Internet Protocol (IPv6) Security Guidelines. Future Internet, January 2014, Vol 6, Issue 1, pp. 1-60.


Projects and grants

  • Global Privacy Governance: interdisciplinary research project, faculties of economics, computer science, law, social sciences, Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft (HIIG) and Humboldt-University Berlin, “Impulse Exzellenzförderung”.
  • Impulse Grant HU Berlin (36,500 Euros)
  • Currently several further applications for research grants in progress (BMBF, DFG, …)
  • 2012 – today: Project supervisor at HU Berlin for BMI “Nationale Prozessbibliothek”. Successful grant for second phase (400,000 Euros)
  • Masterplan Grant HU Berlin (2013), additional student teaching assistants (12,000 Euros)
  • 2008-2011: Director and project manager for IT security at HU Berlin for BMBF Aletheia (01IA08001E,
  • Budget responsibility (HU Berlin): 907,000 Euros
  • HR Responsibility (HU Berlin): 2 Post-Docs, 4 Ph.D students, 12 student assistants.
  • Coordination of research, reports and deliverables at HU Berlin.
  • 2008-2009: Project management and co-authorship of BMWI Study "Internet der Dinge – Leitfaden zu technischen, organisatorischen, rechtlichen und sicherheitsrelevanten Aspekten bei der Realisierung neuer RFID-gestützter Prozesse in Wirtschaft und Verwaltung". Dokumentation Nr. 581, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, Juli 2009.
  • 2007-2008: Coauthor of successful project proposal for BMBF Aletheia (, Total grant: 7 Million Euros, HU Berlin: 907,000 Euros).
  • 2006-2007: Project work for BMBF InterVal (; security and privacy research, reporting.
  • 2006: Coauthor of several parts of successful project proposal for BMWI KO-RFID.
  • 2005-2006: Project manager at HU Berlin for BMBF TAUCIS: Technikfolgenabschätzung von Ubiquitous Computing und Informationeller Selbstbestimmung ( Coordination of research, student assistants, reports and deliverables at HU Berlin.