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 for Underwriters Laboratories in Singapore, at Identity Management and Security department. Before that, I worked at 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

I am a Senior Cryptography Security Analyst at UL Identity Management and Security in Singapore since September 2018. My main agenda is 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.

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.