Projekt 1: SafeSec System Modeling
Siegfried Hollerer
Siegfried’s journey into technology started with attending the Higher Technical College of Industrial Engineering Specializing in Manufacturing Computer Science in Hollabrunn (in German: HTL Hollabrunn Abteilung Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – Ausbildungsschwerpunkt Betriebsinformatik).
Afterwards, the Bachelor studies IT-Security and Master studies Information Security at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences were chosen to obtain in depth knowledge in this area. While writing his Master thesis, Siegfried started to work part time as a penetration tester.
After obtaining the Master’s degree, he continued to work in this role for 4 years, focusing on infrastructure and Web application tests, system hardening checks and vulnerability assessments. Moreover, experience in incident response and software engineering were gained.
Additionally, the international acknowledged certifications OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) and CREST CRT (Crest Registered Penetration Tester) were obtained. Additionally, Siegfried performed (and still does) risk assessments and gap analyses based on the standard IEC 62443, which aims at securing IACS (Industrial Automation and Control Systems).

Fakultät für Informatik
Projekt 3: Multi-Dimensional Intrusion Detection for Industrial Control Systems
Bernhard Brenner
BSc in Medical Informatics from TU Wien, MSc from DTU, Copenhagen in Computer Security. Bernhard works at the Institute of Telecommunications at TU Wien, specializing on machine learning based network anomaly detection in industrial control systems. His research interests include statistics and machine learning, protocol security and applied cryptography.

Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Projekt 5: Auromated Risk Management for Industrial Control Systems
Pushparaj Bhosale
Pushparaj Bhosale has completed a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication from Mumbai University, India. Next, he achieved a Master of Technology and Master of Science in Sensor System Technology from Vellore Institute of Technology, India, and Hochschule Karlsruhe-Technik und Wirtschaft, Karlsruhe, Germany under a Dual Degree program.
After his education in Germany, he worked as a technician and started learning German language (A1 – B2). He also worked as an Electronics Development Engineer in Sailauf, Germany, and Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) engineer for an Indian company. His research interests include Industrial Automation and Control engineering, Cyber Security, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

Fakultät für Informatik
Projekt 7: Design-Time Hardware-Security Verification
Sofia Maragkou
Sofia finished her integrated master(Dipl.-Ing) studies at the Technical University of Crete at the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her master thesis was implemented at the Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits IIS, where she has worked as student assistant. She is currently working as research assistant at the Institute of Computer Technology at the Technical University of Vienna and improving her German language skills. Her research interests include hardware security, hardware trojan detection, Cyber-physical production systems and computer architecture.

Institut für Computertechnik
Projekt 9: Automatisierte Sicherheitsbewertungsverfahren für dynamisch rekonfigurierbare Arbeitssysteme
Maximilian Papa
Beginn: 01.01.2021

Maximillian Papa has developed a deep passion for technology at an early age. This led him to graduate from the higher technical college for health technology in 2013, besides he deepened his knowledge in computer science as a freelance. In 2017 he completed his bachelor's degree in "Mechatronics/Robotics" at the UAS Technikum Wien and in 2019 he graduated in the corresponding master's degree. Meanwhile, he joined in 2017 on the UAS internal research project "Safety & Security in intelligent production environments 4.0", which strongly influenced his project works and master thesis topic. After graduation he supported the program "Mechatronics/Robotics" as deputy director and starting on 01.01.2021 he will be working on his dissertation in the field of automated safety assessment procedures for dynamically reconfigurable work systems. His main research areas therefore include safety and security of Cyber Physical Production Systems, Robotics and the associated

Fakultät für Maschinenwesen und Betriebswissenschaften
Projekt 2: SafeSec System Architechture
Ali M. Hosseini
Ali gained his knowledge in the field of Electrical Engineering and Control Systems. To be specific, he got a Bachelor's degree from the K.N.Toosi University of Technology in Electrical Engineering, Control (2016). Afterward, he chose the Amirkabir University of Technology to continue his studies along with Mechatronics and Cyber-Physical Systems (2019). His primary research interests are Cyber-Physical Systems and Security Control Strategies. He worked on modeling and simulation of cyber-attacks on smart grids in his master thesis. Since he has worked as an Automation and Instrumentation Engineer in some industrial projects, he has valuable hands-on experience in the industry.

Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Projekt 4: Sicherheitsgerichtetes Design und Simulation von cyberphysischen Arbeitssystemen
Clara Fischer
Clara studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Vienna (Dip.-Ing); where she was also working at the TU Wien Pilotfactory while she was doing her masters degree. At the moment she is working as a scientist at the institute of Management Science at the department of Human Centered Cyber Physical Production and Assembly Systems. Her main research topics are safety and security of Cyber Physical Production Systems and their simulation. Besides her PHD studies in mechanical engineering she is also doing her masters degree in biomedical engineering at the technical university of Vienna.

Fakultät für Maschinenwesen und Betriebswissenschaften
Projekt 6: Model-based Security & Safety Evaluation of OT Components
Mukund Bhole
Mukund's journey to this position at #safeseclab started with the motivation to work for the people to be aware of security and privacy. He completed his bachelor's from Shivaji University, Kolhapur(India), in 2019. This thought of making a career in security motivated him to complete his Master's in information security from the Government College of Engineering, Pune (Pune University, India) in 2021.

He presented his Master's thesis and project on "Developing WiHART Communication Protocol Fuzzing Tool and Demonstrate Tool Usage for Penetration Testing," besides he worked as a Graduate Research Intern at Emerson Innovation Centre, Pune(India), where he gained knowledge and experience in Industrial Control Systems Security and Testing. His main research interests are information security, penetration testing, industrial automation-control systems, intrusion-vulnerability detection.

Fakultät für Informatik
Projekt 8: Sicherheitsgerichtete Bewertungsverfahren für Continous Integration and Depoyment
Bernd Hader
Bernd graduated from the IT-HTL with focus on media technology in Ybbs a. d. Donau, which laid the foundation for his interest in information technology. He then worked for several years as a software developer focusing on web technologies. In order to deepen and broaden his knowledge in the field of IT, Bernd completed a bachelor's degree in business informatics at the TU Wien, followed by a master's degree in business informatics, which he completed in 2021. His interest in cyber-physical production systems was awakened during his studies and deepened during his master's thesis, in which a BPMN-based prototype was developed to simplify the programming of collaborative human-robot processes. He is currently working as a research assistant at the Institute of Management Sciences at TU Wien in the research area of human-machine interaction.

Fakultät für Maschinenwesen und Betriebswissenschaften

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