Erik Trickel

Application security researcher and Computer Science PhD student at Arizona State University

Exploring complex and interesting security questions


The Security Engineering for Future Computing (SEFCOM) makes a significant impact to society through innovative research projects, assurable development, and hands-on training programs in the areas of cyberspace security and defense. Current research interests include identity management and access control, formal models for computer security, network and distributed systems security including mobile and cloud computing, vulnerability and risk assessment and cyber crime analysis among others.


ASU's Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (CDF) solves challenging cybersecurity and digital forensics issues through a multidisciplinary approach that leverages experts in engineering, social sciences, law, and business.

Vulnerability Analysis

Discovering and resolving security issues in a wide range of platforms (OS, applications, web, mobile, and network).

Security Education

Development of educational resources for the security community. For example, I am currently working on a team that is creating a generic capture the flag platform, which will make it easier host capture the flag competitions.