Is there anybody out there?


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When starting a career in security, especially in the Cyber Defense field, you are overwhelmed with new topics, concepts and buzzwords. Also sometimes you think, am I the only one with that problem? Whom should I talk to? Is there a trusted group I can share my problems, my experience or even my failure?

Or in a nutshell: Is there anybody out there?

This talk will discuss my personal experience growing up in the Incident Response Community. What I have learned, gained and experienced. I hope that attendees will learn from my experience and especially from my mistakes I did over the past two decades.

Also communities are important for us, they still have the typical problems like scale of trust. I will raise some of them and give you ideas, how we may be able to overcome them.

Thomas Schreck

Thomas Schreck is a Professor for IT-Security at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. Prior he was a Principal Engineer for IT-Security at Siemens and the Head of Siemens CERT. He served on the Board of Directors of Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams between 2015 and 2021and was the Chairman from 2017 to 2019.

He holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences Landshut.