His main research activities are focused on the area of software security, malware and web application vulnerabilities. Currently he performs penetration tests and security assessment of diverse Software and Computer systems.
Tobias received a BSc in Media Informatics and Visual Computing and a MSc in Software Engineering and Internet Computing at the Vienna University of Technology. In his bachelor thesis he examined techniques for obfuscating and hiding malware in PDF files. In the course of his master thesis he developed a new approach for the automated discovery of XSS vulnerabilites in web applications which highly outperformed existing free and open source analysis tools.