It's been a squiggly road..
I started out going through the typical developer, engineer and architect roles. Contrary to some, I still love to code. Ten years down the road I got tempted by security and have become a penetration-tester over ten additional years.
Despite our best efforts, the state of security is still often lacking. Reactively searching for vulnerabilities comes to late, so I taught web security at the FH Technikum Wien for four years. As a consultant I have been accompaning software devs/admins on their road to security self-reliance.
Lately I have accepted that teaching will not be enough and enrolled in a PhD program focusing upon penetration testing, machine learning and root-cause analysis of the status-quo at the TU Wien. Secretly I hope to bridge academia and industry through that.
For more information, please see my CV and feel to contact me.