Maximilian Hils, MSc
Research Assistant
AddressTechnikerstraße 21A, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
OfficeICT 3N12
Maximilian Hils, MSc

Research Interests

  • Network security
  • Honeypots
  • TLS, man-in-the-middle attacks


since 05/2019 Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria
06/2017–04/2019 Research Assistant, Department of Information Systems, University of Münster, Germany, seconded to the University of Innsbruck, Austria
2015 – 2017 Google Summer of Code Mentor for mitmproxy
2014 – 2017 Graduate Student Assistant at the IT Security Research Group, University of Münster
09/2013 – 10/2013 Intern at Microsoft
2012 – 2013 Google Summer of Code Student at the Honeynet Project


since 06/2017 Ph.D. studies in Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria
2014 – 2017 M.Sc. in Information Systems, University of Münster, Germany
04/2016 – 10/2016 Visiting Research Scholar at the School of Information, University of California at Berkeley, USA
2011 – 2014 B.Sc. in Information Systems, University of Münster, Germany


  • Hils, M. and Böhme, R. Watching the Weak Link into Your Home: An Inspection and Monitoring Toolkit for TR-069. In M. Conti and J. Zhou, eds., Applied Cryptography and Network Security. Rome, Italy, 2020. [Preprint]
  • Hils, M. A Security Analysis of Cloud Storage Services. In Proceedings of the 22. DFN-Konferenz „Sicherheit in vernetzten Systemen“. Hamburg, Germany, 2015, pp. I-1–I-23.

External Functions

since 2015 Forensic Challenges Author at the Honeynet Project
since 2013 Open Source Developer at mitmproxy


  • Best bachelor thesis in Applied Computer Science, awarded by the “Förderkreis der Angewandten Informatik an der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster e.V.” (2014)
  • Best bachelor thesis in Information Systems, awarded by the zeb GmbH (2014)