Jan-Ole Malchow

„Investing in security will enable organizations to capture more value from their business models. The same is true for data protection, make public data available, protect private data.“

Focus of work

  • Computer security and Computers security research
  • Industrial cybersecurity and critical infrastructures
  • Usable security
  • Hacking and penetrationtesting
  • Privacy preserving technologies and data protection

Curriculum vitae

Jan-Ole Malchow gained extensive experience as a software developer before moving into computer security research. He is state-certified German Computer Science Professional for software development and holds a master's degree in computer science. After studying computer science with a focus on security in Hamburg and Berlin, he worked as a research assistant at Freie Universität Berlin for several years. In his work, he dealt with different aspects of IT security. In parallel to this activity, he was co-founder of a consulting company for industrial IT security. Since 2018, he has been working for the iit as a consultant with the main topics IT security and privacy.


Malchow, Jan-Ole; Marzin, Daniel; Fischer, Florian; Merli, Dominik; Niedermaier, Matthias; Roth, Volker; von Bodisco, Alexander (2018): You Snooze, You Lose: Measuring PLC Cycle Times under Attacks. In: Conference: WOOT '18 12th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies. Baltimore (USA), August 2018.