Container and Mobile Application Security

I embarked on my career journey as a chemical technician at Roche Diagnostics GmbH in Penzberg, laying the foundation for my professional growth. Fueled by a curiosity, I pursued higher education, earning both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Applied Sciences Kempten. During my academic journey, I blended my technological aspirations with the serene landscapes of the Allgäu region, finding inspiration in the mountains and on the road bike.

My academic voyage reached its zenith with a thesis at Siemens AG in Munich, which provided a practical perspective on the tech world. Today, I proudly serve as a Cybersecurity Architect at Siemens AG. In this role, I actively engage in researching and advising on vital cybersecurity domains such as container security, mobile application security, and privacy, collaborating closely with my talented colleagues to ensure robust protection.

Notably, during my inaugural year as a Cybersecurity Architect at Siemens, I achieved a mobile application certification, further bolstering my expertise in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. This accomplishment adds to my commitment to strengthening the security and privacy of digital applications in our increasingly connected world.

I’ve also had the privilege of being part of a dynamic team at Siemens, where we collectively developed and conducted container security training programs. As a trainer, I’ve been able to share my knowledge and practical insights, helping professionals stay at the forefront of container security best practices.


Mar 16, 2024 Recently I took part in the Kraken Hunter Workshop It was great fun with many learnings on how to secure workloads in the cloud, containers, K8s clusters and VMs. And in the End we were Kraken Hunters :).
Nov 25, 2023 If you are searching for a fun challenge try Its a little CTF from for learning about eks security. I did it with two collegues and it was great fun.
Oct 13, 2023 I’m excited to share an IETF draft my collegue and I wrote on simplifying OAuth 2.0 for container orchestration. This draft shows how Service Account Token Volume Projection in k8s makes client authentciation easier and more secure for developers. If your interested please join in the discussion and mail us.
Jul 15, 2023 I’ve achieved GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB) certification! It’s been an incredible journey of learning and growth in the field of cybersecurity. 🤜 🤛
Oct 13, 2022 Just came back from the collabs info day in Novi Sad - Serbia. Finally, I could meed the people we are collabrating with in person. Looking forward to the next one 😉

latest posts

selected publications

  1. Towards achieving confidentiality in Hyperledger Fabric
    Benedikt Hofmann, Prabhakaran Kasinathan, and Martin Wimmer
    In IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2022, Espoo, Finland, August 22-25, 2022, 2022
  2. Secure Remote Maintenance via Workflow-Driven Security Framework
    Prabhakaran Kasinathan, Davide Martintoni, Benedikt Hofmann, and 2 more authors
    In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2021, Melbourne, Australia, December 6-8, 2021, 2021
  3. Best Current Practice for Workload Identity
    Benedikt Hofmann, and Hannes Tschofenig
    Oct 2023
    Work in Progress