Welcome to my site!
It is over a decade now, that I work in the field of IT security and in that time, interest turned into passion. It is not the topic alone, which makes me passionate about it, it is the importance of IT security in our computer age. My intrinsic motivation behind my work is the simple wish to make the digital world safer, for everyone.
There were certain moments in my life which had great influence on what I am doing today. My interest in technology and engineering started in my teenage times and my education started by entering the college for Computer and Internet Engineering.
Since I was always curious about how things work in detail, I went to university to study technical mathematics. Another reason was probably, that I had so much fun with math in college :).
The first thing I learned in university was, that I knew nothing about mathematics. Gladly, that changed over the next years and I got attracted by the beauty of logic. Pursuing my passion for technology and engineering, I specialised in Computer Science.
My first course in cryptography was the next major influence, because it immediately provoke my interest and made me focus my next years in computer security. Learning how broad the domain of computer security was, woke in me the desire to know it all. But you have to start somewhere, right? So specialised at the end of my studies in IT security and started a PhD in Cryptography. Since then, I continuously try to extend my area of knowledge, keeping the big IT security landscape in mind. How do I do that? Reading, learning and exercising :).
I enjoy many aspects of my work but if I have to pick a few then they would be: design and analysis of security system, discussions and sharing knowledge. Especially the last two fill my working life with meaning, which leads me to the whole purpose of this website. I like to share what I know and I like to learn from others who know it better.