Who's speaking at sec4dev 2021?

Philippe De Ryck

Founder of Pragmatic Web Security, Google Developer Expert

Philippe De Ryck helps developers protect companies through better web security. As the founder of Pragmatic Web Security, he travels the world to train developers on web security and security engineering. His Ph.D. in web security from KU Leuven lies at the basis of his exceptional knowledge of the security landscape. Google recognizes Philippe as a Google Developer Expert for his work on security in Angular applications.

Thomas Konrad

Principal Security Consultant, SBA Research

Thomas Konrad has been part of SBA Research's software security team since 2010. He focuses on secure software development, web application security, penetration testing, secure software design, architecture, and process, and trains software development teams in those areas.

Reinhard Kugler

Senior Security Consultant at SBA Research

Reinhard Kugler is senior security consultant at SBA Research. His main focus is software security, and additionally he has a background in electronics. His current work in IoT security is to provide professional services for customers, to assess hardware systems in a limited timeframe and to contribute to research projects in the field of industrial systems.

Mathias Tausig

Information Security Consultant, SBA Research

Mathias works as an information Security consultant at SBA research specialising in Penetration Testing, Linux Security and Applied Cryptography. He is also a lecturer at FH Campus Wien teaching in the master program of IT Security. He has has publications accepted at several events and gives talks on national and international platforms.

Lukas Feiler

Partner Baker & McKenzie Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG

Dr. Lukas Feiler, SSCP, CIPP/E, has more than eight years of experience in IP/IT and is a partner and head of the IP and IT team at Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG in Vienna. He is a lecturer for data protection law at the University of Vienna Law School and for IT compliance at the University of Applied Science Wiener Neustadt. Prior to joining the Firm, Lukas was an associate at the Austrian headquarter of an international law firm, vice director at the European Center for E-Commerce and Internet Law, and an intern at the European Commission, DG Information Society & Media. Having worked at IT companies in Vienna, Leeds, and New York, he has experience as a system and network administrator. In April 2014, Lukas has been named as Cyber Security Lawyer of the Year for Austria in the 2014 Finance Monthly Law Awards. In 2011, he received the Jus-Top-League Award from Die Presse and the Academy for Law, Taxes & Business as one of the five most promising up-and-coming lawyers.

Dimitrij Klesev

Senior IT Consultant, Certified Kubernetes Administrator at WhizUs GmbH

Dimitrij Klesev is a Senior DevOps Engineer in the IT-Consultants Tech Team of WhizUs GmbH. His primary focus are distributed systems, such as Kubernetes, but also IT security relevant topics. Together with the ÖBB operations team, he implements various on-premise and cloud kubernetes setups from concept to production.

Johanna Ullrich

Key Researcher at SBA Research

Johanna is key researcher at SBA Research and leads the Networks and Critical Infrastructures Security Research Group. Based on Johanna’s interdisciplinary background, her research focuses on security at the intersection of computer science and classical engineering. Recently, she worked on attacks against the power grid and aspects of network security, in particular measuring experiments and IPv6. Among others, she has proven that the IPv6 Privacy Extension as specified in RFC 4941 and implemented in major operating systems is vulnerable.

Tanya Janca

Founder of We Hack Purple and author of "Alice and Bob Learn Application Security"

Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is the author of "Alice and Bob Learn Application Security". She is also the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community and weekly podcast that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. Tanya has been coding and working in IT for over twenty years, won numerous awards, and has been everywhere from startups to public service to tech giants (Microsoft, Adobe, & Nokia). She has worn many hats; startup founder, pentester, CISO, AppSec Engineer, and software developer. She is an award-winning public speaker, active blogger & streamer and has delivered hundreds of talks and trainings on 6 continents. She values diversity, inclusion and kindness, which shines through in her countless initiatives.

Founder: We Hack Purple (Academy, Community and Podcast), WoSEC International (Women of Security), OWASP DevSlop, OWASP Victoria, #CyberMentoringMonday

Alyssa Miller

Hacker, Advocate, and Security Leader

Alyssa Miller (CISM) is a life-long hacker, security advocate, author, and public speaker with almost 15 years of experience in security roles. She has always had a passion for deconstructing technology, particularly since buying her first computer at the age of 12 teaching herself BASIC programming. Alyssa’s professional track record includes over a decade of penetration testing, leading the security testing and vulnerability management program for a Fortune 500 Financial Technologies firm, and heading the application security program practice for an application security consulting firm. In her current role as BISO, Alyssa now directs the security strategy for S&P Global Ratings.

Alyssa is committed to advocating for improving security practices and the community. Not only does she speak internationally at various industry, vendor and corporate events, Alyssa also engages in the community through her online content, media appearances, and security community activism. Her views, research, and career journey have been featured in “Tribe of Hackers: Blue Team”, SC Magazine, and Cybercrime Magazine respectively. Alyssa is chapter leader for Women of Security (WoSEC), Advisory Board Member for BlueTeam Con, and a member of the WiCyS Racial Equity Committee.

Daniel Cuthbert

Security Researcher

Daniel Cuthbert is the global head of security research for a global bank. With a career spanning over 20 years on both the offensive and defensive side, he's seen the evolution of hacking from a small groups of curious minds to organized criminal networks and nation state we see today. He is the original co-author of the OWASP Testing Guide, released in 2003 and now the co-author of the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS).

Martin Grottenthaler

Information Security Consultant at SBA Research

Martin's current main activities are penetration testing of web applications and company networks. His specialist domains are Windows Active Directory and cloud computing infrastructure security.

Filip Nikolic

Certified Kubernetes Engineer at WhizUs GmbH

Filip is a Certified Kubernetes Engineer at WhizUs

Rudolf Mayer

Senior researcher at SBA Research

Tanja Šarčević

Researcher at SBA Research

Tanja’s research interests focus on privacy-preserving data analysis, including techniques such as data anonymisation. Her research interests also include data and machine learning models leakage detection by mechanisms such as watermarking and fingerprinting, focusing on the robustness and effects on data utility for fingerprinting schemes.

Julien Vehent

Security Architect and DevOps Advocate

Julien Vehent is a security architect and DevOps advocate. He leads the Firefox Operations Security team at Mozilla, and is responsible for the security of Firefox’s high-traffic cloud services and public websites.

Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt

Research Scientist, Salzburg Research

Scientific Area
Cybersecurity, Decision and Game Theory-based Systems

Artem Bychkov

Security Engineer at Advanced Software Technology Lab, Huawei

Artem was responsible for running end-to-end application security programs for several major financial institutions in Russia and was focused on every aspect of it, from design to security testing to process supervision. Now working as a principal security engineer at Advanced Software Technology Lab at Huawei.

Alexander Reelsen

Developer at Elastic

Alexander Barabanov

Principal Security Engineer at Advanced Software Technology Lab, Huawei

Ph.D. in Computer Science, CISSP, CSSLP. Over ten years of working experience in IT security evaluation and application security. Current position is a Principal Security Engineer at Advanced Software Technology Lab, Huawei. Associate Professor at Bauman Moscow State Technical University, OWASP contributor.

Thomas Kerbl

Pricipal Security Consultant - SEC Consult

Amir Sharif


Amir Sharif received his Degree in Secure Communication at the Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran, in 2015.
He is a Ph.D. student at the University of Genova, working in the Security & Trust Research Unit of Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento (Italy).
His research focuses on Identity and Access management.

Christine Wahlmüller

IT specialist editor, moderator and founder of WOMENinICT

Christine Wahlmüller started her career in journalism (OÖN, Kurier, Profil, Die Presse, ORF), but soon switched to marketing and PR. She worked as Marketing and PR-director for well-known companies in the ICT industry. Since 2003 she has been working as an IT specialist editor since, initially for the IT magazine Monitor (Bohmann Verlag) and since 2016 for the IT specialist magazines Computerwelt and it & tbusiness. In addition, the Upper Austrian, who has a doctorate in communication science, has been a successful moderator of IT expert groups and at business events, including the CIO Congress, LSZ Events, the Forum Alpbach or the ReMep Legal Tech Conference, for many years. In 2012 she founded her own company with CWS Communications. In addition to her work, she has been supporting the Association of Austrian Software Industry (VÖSI) in Marketing & Communication since August 2019. Increasing the visibility of women in the ICT industry has been a concern of her for many years. In February 2020 she founded the special interest group WOMENinICT in VÖSI together with some other women.

Daniela Rabiser

Technical Product Manager

Daniela is a Technical Product Manager at Dynatrace. She is currently focusing on the integration of OpenTelemetry data into Dynatrace. Before that she's been responsible for broadening and deepening monitoring capabilities for enterprise cloud platforms. Before joining Dynatrace, she conducted research in the area of variability modeling. Daniela holds a Master’s and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Johannes Kepler University Linz. In her free time, she’s mostly chasing after her 18 months old daughter.

Evelyn Haslinger

COO, Management

Evelyn Haslinger is co-founder and COO of the software testing startup Symflower. Her company employs mathematical models and artificial intelligence to fully automate the entire software quality assurance process. Prior to founding Symflower she worked as a senior developer and scrum master at Sophos in the domain of encryption. After finishing her MSc in Computer Science she worked as a researcher in the area of software product lines at Johannes Kepler University.

Pia Gerhofer

Software Developer

Pia is a software developer based in Linz mainly working on business applications implemented with the Spring Framework in Java/Kotlin and web applications implemented with Angular. Furthermore, she teaches part-time at a coding Bootcamp located in Linz.

Pia is passionate about technology, the environment, enabling women in the IT industry and education and therefore can be frequently found at one of Linz' local meetups or mentoring at the CoderDojo. Moreover together with some female colleagues, she started a programming club for women aimed to encourage more women to join the IT industry.

Hannah Wundsam

CEO at AustrianStartups

Hannah Wundsam is Managing Director of AustrianStartups, Austria's largest platform for promoting entrepreneurship in Austria.

Previously, she took her first steps in the world of tech CEOs herself as the founder of a green tech startup. In her current role, her goal is to give more young people the courage to pursue their own ideas.