About us

Who we are

We are a group of European information security professionals and privacy activists who like to share their knowledge for free. We started this blog in January 2017. In March 2018, we decided to completely redesign/rename the blog, and switched to English only. As of March 2019, more than 6,000 people follow us on different social networks.

This blog isn’t related to our employers. All statements are our personal, professional opinion. We are not available for hire.

What we do

  • We operate this ad-free, privacy-friendly, and secure blog (infosec-handbook.eu)
  • We conduct workshops at different universities in the Czech Republic (Vysoké učení technické (University of Technology) in Brno, and České vysoké učení technické (Czech Technical University) in Prague, Czech Republic)
  • We give lectures at different universities in the Czech Republic and in Germany (Vysoké učení technické (University of Technology) in Brno, Universität Regensburg (University of Regensburg))
  • We present security topics to different target groups at different locations (e.g. Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern (Center for Digitalization Bavaria), IT-Cluster Linz)
  • We meet with other professionals to exchange ideas, and knowledge about information security
  • We sometimes look for security vulnerabilities in websites, web applications, or software, and report findings to administrators/developers. As of March 2019, we sent reports to about 45 companies, organizations, and private individuals.

What we don’t do

  • We do not promote any services or products of our employers on our blog
  • We do not promote any services or products of companies, organizations, or private individuals in connection with sponsoring
  • We do not promote any services or products solely based on hearsay, or assumptions
  • We do not process any personal data that isn’t technically needed to operate our blog securely, or to deliver our content to your device
  • We do not contact media, or any other third party to share, or sponsor our blog, or content

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Contributors

All contributors are either information security professionals or privacy activists who want to share their knowledge with you for free.

Jakub

Jakub holds a Master of Information Technology Security degree, in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (Computer Systems and Data Processing). He currently works as a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst for a Czech company in Prague. He operates infosec-handbook.eu and frequently provides ideas and practical threat hunting knowledge. During leisure time, he cares for his children, wanders through Czech woods, or goes fishing.

Benjamin

Benjamin is an ICS/OT security consultant, counseling companies of the beverage and liquid food sector (including critical infrastructure). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He worked for an internal information security department with the focus on information security awareness as well as a security-sensitive European government organization for years. Benjamin’s experience includes the areas of network security, network-level anomaly detection, and visualization of security-relevant information using graph databases. He likes traveling, hiking, and contributing to Wikipedia.

Thorsten

Thorsten is passionate about helping like-minded as well as non-technical people when it comes to privacy and data protection. He holds a degree in Information Technology. Thorsten is known for his privacy-related articles and easy to understand tutorials in German that he published on free and open social networks.

Verena

Verena liked the idea of our free information security blog and decided to create several icons for us. Moreover, she provides pictures for our blog. She is snap-happy and loves creative activities.