“Think Like a Hacker”
To protect your IT, you must think like a hacker yourself, Christian Brandt is sure of that. And he knows what he’s talking about. While at university, he got engrossed in the idea of cracking a security chip. He spent all his free time trying to find the weak points in the system that still to this day “secures” voting machines and at the time was even used in payment systems. Still a student, Christian Brandt was allowed to use the infrastructure of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT. Today he is a researcher in the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Department and heads the Mongoose Group of the Fraunhofer SIT, one of the institute’s hacking teams.