Andreas Kurtz studied Medical Computer Science at Heidelberg University and graduated in 2007 with distinction. Since then he has been working as a full time professional in the information security industry. In 2011 he co-founded NESO Security Labs - a security research and consulting company based in Heilbronn, Germany - together with Tobias Klein (author of “A Bug Hunter’s Diary”). On a regular basis, he is conducting security assessments and penetration tests for large-scale enterprises as well as public authorities and is delivering application security lectures and trainings.
Alongside his industry activities, Andreas is also engaged in the academic field. In 2016 he received his PhD degree in Computer Science (Information Security) from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. During his recent research activities on the security and privacy of mobile applications, particularly on Apple’s iOS platform, he uncovered a wide range of vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS, in iOS system apps, as well as in popular third-party apps (e.g., WhatsApp Messenger, iPin, Telekom, etc.) including their web service interfaces. On a regular basis, Andreas is presenting his research results in various magazines and journals as well as on both academic and industry conferences (OWASP, DeepSec, Shakacon, Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, etc.)
PhD in Information Security, 2016
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg
Dip. in Medical Computer Science, 2007