I am a PhD candidate at the Automation Systems Group at the Vienna University of Technology,
where I also conducted my master's and my bachelor's thesis.
In my master's thesis, entitled "Real-time Encrypted Speech Communication Over Low Bandwidth Channels", I implemented
an embedded real-time system, allowing secure speech communication over channels with 9600 baud/s and below.
Besides confidentiality, integrity and authenticity, the system has a number of unique security features that are
novel to the field.
In my bachelor's thesis, I focused on semiconductor security analysis techniques, focusing on the extraction of sensitive
information such as cryptographic key material, secret algorithms or program code from silicon chips.
Together with participating project and industry partners, I recently co-authored a number of research proposals.
My latest efforts led to the SG² KIRAS research project. As a consequence, my future work will thus focus on the security of critical smart grid infrastructures.
My research interests include most aspects of computer and embedded-system security, with emphasis on low-level and binary analysis.
Apart from that, I have a strong interest in semiconductor and hardware security.
Since 2005, I have been working as an independent security consultant specialized on binary vulnerability analysis for enterprise environments.
Among my references are a notable financial institution and large scale enterprises. Since then, I have been responsible for the discovery of more than 100 critical vulnerabilities in leading enterprise products.
Before that, I conducted security consulting and system administration services for smaller businesses.
Since 2012, I'm also business director of the IT security company Trustworks KG.
Starting with 2007, I have been involved with the following courses:
Practicals and Theses
If you want to do a practical ("Praktikum") or thesis related to embedded, hardware or semiconductor security, please contact me.
Markus Kammerstetter, Christian Platzer and Gilbert Wondracek. Vanity, Cracks and Malware: Insights into the Anti-Copy Protection Ecosystem. 19th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2012), October 2012, Raleigh, NC, USA.
Florian Skopik, Thomas Bleier, Markus Kammerstetter and Georg Kienesberger. Smart Grid Security Guidance: Eine Sicherheitsinitiative fuer Intelligente Stromnetze. 42. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft fuer Informatik e.V. (GI) (INFORMATIK 2012), September 16-21, 2012, Braunschweig, Germany.
I can be reached under mk (at) iseclab org
You can find my contact information through TISS.
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