About Me

My name is Jakub Breier. I am a researcher and evaluator, working in the field of information security and cryptography. Currently, I am working at Silicon Austria Labs in Graz, Austria. Before that, I worked at HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab in Singapore, Underwriters Laboratories (Identity Management and Security department) in Singapore, and Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, at the Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering laboratory (PACE). I am a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

I am passionate about any kind of security-related research and I have been publishing works in various areas, such as side-channel and fault attacks, countermeasures for cryptographic implementations, risk management, organizational security evaluation, machine learning for detecting security breaches, digital signatures via mobile phones, etc. For these purposes, I also like developing software, mostly in Java (I am a holder of Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer I certification), and Python.

Short Bio

Jakub Breier

Currently, I am a Senior Scientist at Edge Computing unit of Silicon Austria Labs. I work on industrial and academic projects related to security of embedded systems and artificial intelligence.

Between May 2019 and September 2018, I was a Cybersecurity Research Lead and Principal Research Fellow at HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab. I was leading four industrial research projects focused on secure manufacturing, more specifically on security of machine learning, malware analysis, 3D printing object identification, and visual verification of printed circuit assembly components.

Previously, I worked as a Senior Cryptography Security Analyst at UL Identity Management and Security in Singapore between September 2018 and May 2019. My main agenda was evaluation and certification of smart cards against physical attacks - side-channel and fault analysis.

Before that I worked as a Senior Research Scientist at PACE between November 2013 and September 2018 (Senior since July 2017), specializing on fault injection attacks and countermeasures. I used various techniques, such as voltage/clock glitching, laser fault injection, and electromagnetic fault injection to target embedded cryptography.

I completed my PhD studies in Applied Informatics at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. My advisor was Ladislav Hudec. The main topic of my research was organizational security evaluation according to ISO 27001 standard. As the main result, I have developed a risk management framework that can help organizations in evaluating their overall security in quantitative terms.

Before my PhD, I did my Master's in Information Technology Security at Masaryk University in Brno. I was working under Vashek Matyas. This study covered wide area of information security, ranging from network security to legislation.

My Bachelor degree is in Informatics from Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. The study was mainly focused on computer science and software engineering.