Structure: Exercises with laptops
Required Skills: Basic knowledge of network technologies and cryptography, Linux User Basics, Basic knowledge of a programming language
Maximal number of participants: 20
Dr. Gregor Koenig professional focus lies on the research and development of secure communication and safety-critical systems and their application in different fields.
Since 2013 Dr. Koenig is with Barracuda Networks AG and develops products for secure internet communication. This involves the design and development of Linux kernel modules for the Barracuda NG Firewall and the management of international projects in the same technical field.
Before joining Barracuda Networks Dr. Koenig was a scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology in the field of bio-signal processing for medical devices and also worked on other safety-critical aspects of medical products. During these four years Dr. Koenig wrote his PhD thesis at the Medical University of Vienna and was a lecturer at the Technical University of Vienna. Previously he worked for Frequentis AG in the research and development of safety-critical communication systems for air-traffic security. During these years he was able to acquire valuable experience with professional software design and development. Further Dr. Koenig did projects for Skidata AG in Salzburg and worked as a project assistant at the University of Salzburg, where he graduated in applied computer science with a master's degree.
Martin Ortner is a full-time security enthusiast that joined Barracuda Networks AG in 2011 as a Software Developer Quality Assurance. In his role he's allowed to do what he likes best: appreciating the hard work spent creating network security products by taking apart hard- and software in order to make sure the quality goals are met.
Prior to joining Barracuda Networks AG, Martin graduated with a master's degree from the department of Secure Information Systems at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. During these years Martin worked with worldwide leading companies in the industrial sector focusing on computer emergency response coordination, penetration testing and holding security awareness workshops in order to open eyes for the beauty and constraints of software development.
Being an independent security researcher for more than ten years with a passion for reverse engineering and the art of exploitation Martin actively searches for security relevant defects in order to disclose them.