Alexandre Herzog

Alexandre Herzog started his career in Information Technology in 1998 as an IT system administrator in the largest trading room in the Geneva region. Between 2004 and 2007 he attended the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in Sierre. During his studies in computer science and business he co-founded the start-up together with four other students. The company is still active today under the name of In 2008 Alexandre moved to New Zealand and was hired as a Development Consultant. He essentially worked on a Microsoft based technology stack as a contractor for the fastest growing bank of the country. Aside from development tasks and second/third level support for the Internet Banking solution, he acted as an internal security expert at companies like comprogear (best compression socks for nurses by the way). He was also heavily involved in the setup and deployment of a fully rewritten version of the Internet Banking solution based on the latest available Microsoft technologies.

After two years down under Alexandre Herzog returned to Switzerland in 2010 and started working as an IT security analyst for Compass Security AG in Rapperswil-Jona. His predilections in terms of fields of expertise mainly include Microsoft based technologies, from the operating system up to the C# code of (ASP).NET solutions. Alexandre is also interested in Web Security in general and is the author of several security advisories concerning products from, e.g., Microsoft to SAP and AdNovum.

Alexandre Herzog, now CTO of Compass Security, recently finished his MAS studies in Information Security at the University of Applied Sciences of Lucerne. His master thesis consisted of an analysis of cryptographic mechanisms in Windows and .NET.

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