Countermeasures against Social Engineering Attacks

Posted on March 30, 2019 in Cybersecurity

In this blog post, the basics of social engineering attacks will be explained and corresponding ways to mitigate/prevent those attacks as well. The motivation behind this article is to strengthen IT security by providing a collection of countermeasures, which potentially can generate some level of protection. At least, I …


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Paper: A Comparative Evaluation of Automated Vulnerability Scans Versus Manual Penetration Tests on False-negative Errors

Posted on November 18, 2018 in Cybersecurity

I am co-author of an academic paper, which is the result of the course "Independent R&D Studies", which was rewarded with 6 credit points. This is my first scientific publication.

The paper was presented at CYBER 2018 (The Third International Conference on Cyber-Technologies and Cyber-Systems) and published as a …


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Write-up: BND Forensic Challenge

Posted on September 29, 2018 in Cybersecurity

The German Federal Intelligence Service (German: Bundesnachrichtendienst) published a digital forensics challenge along with a job announcement.

Yes, I am aware that other people posted their write-ups before. However, I think that some solutions have missed important aspects and the challenge isn't in fact that easy as it is claimed …


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