A Portrait of the IT Security Researcher and Head of Institute
Our series re.searched presents researchers of the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. This time, we would like to introduce Peter Kieseberg, Head of the Institute of IT Security Research and the Josef Ressel Center for Blockchain Technologies & Security Management.
To me, curiosity means …
… that I’m not content with the obvious explanations. I want to actually get to the bottom of it. And then I take the step next and try to find out what lies behind the (subjectively) well-known.
I do research because …
… it pleases me to deal with new things, think about and puzzle over new things and exchange knowledge and views with colleagues from all over the world – but also to develop innovations together with researchers from other areas.
In the next 20 years, our society will be characterised by …
… many new challenges, both in the analogue world and it the digital realm, especially through the increasing interconnection between the two, as well as by the attempts to solve urgent problems that cannot wait any longer.
About the Person:
Peter Kieseberg studied technical mathematics at the computer science department of TU Wien. Subsequently, he used to work as a consultant and project manager for Benmark GmbH and Newcon GmbH, and as research coordinator for SBA Research. He has been a lecturer at the St. Pölten UAS since November 2017 and has been heading the Institute of IT Security Research here together with Sebastian Schrittwieser since August 2018.