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Instructors


Thomas Brandstetter

A computer security expert with almost 20 years of hands-on experience, Prof. Thomas Brandstetter is already a veteran in his field of expertise, cyber security in the industrial sector. 

He is best known as the incident handler of Stuxnet for Siemens in 2010 as well as the founder of the Siemens Product Cyber Emergency Readiness Team, which is still one of the most effective industrial incident and vulnerability response teams worldwide today.

He currently divides his time on the one hand being managing director of Limes Security, a company specializing in top-notch industrial cyber security consulting and secure software development coaching, on the other as being Professor at the University of Applied Sciences St. Poelten, where he teaches various computer security courses at bachelor and master security degree programs. 

In addition, he is active instructor at the prestigious SANS technology institute, where he regularly teaches courses in the field of industrial control system security throughout Europe and the Middle East. He also was appointed recently as Honorary Professor of Cyber Security at the esteemed Faculty of Technology of DeMontfort University in Leicester, UK. 

Prof. Thomas Brandstetter presented numerous times at world-class security conferences such as Blackhat USA, Blackhat Europe and SANS ICS Summits. Besides those professional security conferences, Thomas also spoke at federal critical infrastructure conferences such as the BSI Summit or Meridian, or academic research-oriented conferences such as IFIP WG11.10, CIRED and ICS-CSR, as keynote or regular presenter.

Besides speaker engagements, he also likes to actively contribute to security community work or to act as advisor or chair for reputable conference boards. He helped to establish the ICS village at DEFCON and BruCON and he is conference chair of the industrial control system cyber security research (ICS-CSR) academic conference series, program committee member of the International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES) as well as SANS Industrial Control System Security Summit and director of the program committee of the annual IT Security Community Exchange (ITSECX)conference. 

He holds the renown GSEC, GICSP and CISSP certifications, an academic degree in IT security from the University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg, Austria and a Master's degree in business administration from the Universities of Augsburg and Pittsburgh.


Upcoming Courses Taught By Thomas Brandstetter
Type Course / Location Date Register

Training Event
SANS Dubai January 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jan 26, 2019 -
Jan 31, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS London February 2019 London, United Kingdom
Feb 11, 2019 -
Feb 16, 2019
 

*Course contents may vary depending upon location, see specific event description for details.