Thomas Hungenberg :: About me

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About me

Education, qualifications, practical experience

I did my Abitur (comparable to A-levels in Britain) with the main emphasis on physics and mathematics. After school I took up my studies of Computer Science at the University of Bonn. Four semesters later I changed to the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, where I studied Applied Computer Science and graduated in 2001 as Diplom-Informatiker (FH). With my diploma thesis, I developed a system for the investigation of potential security threats in computer networks.

In 1995, I did six weeks' practical training at a spin-off company of the GMD (National Research Center for Information Technology, now part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) and worked in the Digital Media Lab in the IMK.VMSD department (Institute for Media Communication, Visualization and Media Systems Design).

In the summer of 1996, I did some more practical training at a GMD spin-off for three months. This time my working field was the World Wide Web.

From 1995 to 1998, I worked as a student assistant for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). At first I administered the KAS public bulletin board system. In the spring of 1996, I joined the team which was planning the upcoming website of the KAS as technical adviser. From the summer of 1996 on, I took care of the website and advised in the fields of Web and other Internet technologies.

In the scope of my studies, I did six months' practical training at AKSE (later COODEX Consulting GmbH) in 1998/99 where I worked as a Software Developer and Network Administrator.

From April 1999 to December 2000, I worked for COODEX as a Network Administrator, IT Security Consultant and coordinator in the Internet section.

In 2001/2002, I worked for Linast-Systemtechnik GmbH in the same fields, focusing mainly on IT Security.

Since 2003, I have been working in a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) as an IT Security and Malware Analyst.