Thomas Fankhauser

Me

Hi, I'm Thomas!

Greetings, I'm Thomas Fankhauser, a dedicated professional deeply passionate about cybersecurity and software development. My journey has been diverse, encompassing roles that have enriched my understanding and expertise in safeguarding digital ecosystems.

My professional journey spans various roles, from my time as an Associate Consultant at Deloitte, where I conducted penetration testing and managed infrastructure, to my role as a Freelance Lead Developer with the Austrian Computer Society, overseeing the development of a nationwide administrative platform. I've also contributed significantly during internships at SEC Consult and AIT, where I delved into digital forensics, malware analysis, and research on endpoint monitoring tools. These experiences have equipped me with a comprehensive skill set and a deep understanding of cybersecurity principles, positioning me as a versatile and adept professional in the field.

Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and pursuing a Master's in Cybersecurity, I thrive on continuous learning and exploration. My skill set encompasses a broad spectrum, from proficient C# programming to adept digital forensics and penetration testing. I'm also well-versed in PHP development, web security, and network security, bolstered by a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence.

Experience

06/2023 - 08/2023

Associate Consultant

Deloitte Austria GmbH, Vienna

Conducted penetration testing of websites, APIs, applications, and infrastructure. Managed infrastructure for obfuscation pipelines, virtualized attack-machines, docker setups for GitLab and password manager. Prepared penetration testing reports in English and German.

Penetration TestingInfrastructure ManagementReport Writing
10/2022 - 05/2023

Freelance Lead Developer

Austrian Computer Society (OCG), Vienna

Managed the development of a nationwide administrative platform, expanding integrations with different exam systems. Developed said integrations with PHP and the yii2-framework. Supported customer-team with errors and bug-fixing.

Project ManagementPHP DevelopmentCustomer Support
06/2022 - 08/2022

Cyber Security Intern

SEC Consult GmbH, Vienna

Worked as a Consultant and Analyst for Cyber Defense and Digital Forensics. Collaborated on active customer cases and analyzed real data for malware, attack vectors, etc. Conducted research and documentation of ‘Velociraptor’, an open-source endpoint monitoring and forensics tool.

Cyber DefenseDigital ForensicsResearch
09/2021 - 05/2022

Civil Service

Austrian Computer Society (OCG), Vienna

Cooperated in the development of various projects of IT education in schools. Supported IT and AI workshops for students (13-18 years old). Developed an Austria-wide administration platform with PHP (500+ users).

Project DevelopmentWorkshop SupportPHP Development
05/2021 - 08/2021

Cyber Security Intern

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna

Conducted research on existing and new technologies for processing and analyzing log data. Developed a software architecture for automatic readout of Windows log data. Adapted and further developed existing software and associated tools.

ResearchSoftware DevelopmentLog Analysis
10/2018 - 07/2021

Dual Student

ace Neue Informationstechnologien, Vienna

Developed on-premise and online CRM solutions using Microsoft Dynamics, programming with C#, and web development.

CRM DevelopmentC# ProgrammingWeb Development
09/2017 - 09/2018

Student Employee

Joanneum Research mbH, Graz

Performed in-house administrative and organizational tasks, including managing the telephone exchange.

Administrative TasksOrganizational Management

Education

09/2023 - present

Tallinn University of Technology

Master’s programme in Cybersecurity

Ongoing Master’s programme focusing on Cybersecurity at Tallinn University of Technology.

CybersecurityMaster’s Programme
10/2018 - 07/2021

University of Applied Sciences Vienna (Technikum Wien)

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Completed a Dual Study program in Computer Science with a focus on software development and IT administration. Bachelor Thesis on "Wi-Fi Hacking with a Raspberry Pi Zero" with a grade of A.

Computer ScienceDual Study ProgramBachelor Thesis
10/2017 - 06/2018

Technical University Graz

One year of Computer Science

Attended one year of Computer Science at Technical University Graz before transferring to the University of Applied Sciences Vienna (Technikum Wien).

Computer ScienceTransferred

Contact

If you are interested in discussing, please feel free to reach out! You can contact me at the following email address:

✉ thomas@fankhauser.dev