Breus

Breus Blaauwendraad

MSc. Computing Science - Spec. Cyber Security

Date of Birth

Nationality

Drivers Licence

28 April 1996

Dutch

B (Car)

About me

At age 14 I started developing websites, and I’ve never lost my love for programming since. Two years later, I officially registered my first web development company with a friend of mine: he did design and lay-out, while I wrote the code and communicated with clients.

After graduating high school, I went to study Business & IT, since both the fields of computer science and business administration appeal to me. During this study, I found myself enjoying the computer science courses much more. Consequently, I did a minor in Sweden to test whether a master in Computer Science would suit me, which it did. Since a course on Cryptology sparked my enthusiasm in particular, I went with a master in Cyber Security.

My passion still lies in software development, especially when it involves security topics. I furthermore enjoy researching methods and tools to increase workflow efficiency, both for the bigger picture (e.g. DevOps) or smaller things (e.g. configuring my development environment). In my spare time I enjoy sports, socializing, and reading about (socio)technology, politics, and news.

Languages

Dutch

English

Native speaker

Full professional proficiency

Honors

Best paper award in the track Dependable Network(ed) Systems

For the paper (bachelor thesis): “The Performance Impact of Elliptic Curve Cryptography on DNSSEC for Constrained Hardware Architectures”

At the 27th Twente Student Conference on IT

Skills & Interests

PHP, Go, Kotlin, Java, C, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, WordPress, Linux, Docker, Apache, Git, Gitlab CI/CD, Vim, Cryptography.

Education

2017 - 2019

Radboud University Nijmegen

MSc. Computing Science, spec. Cyber Security

TRU\e Security Master of Science. Collaboration program of the Digital Security group of Radboud University & Eindhoven Institute for the Protection of Systems and Information.

2017 - 2019

Eindhoven University of Technology

MSc. Computing Science, spec. Cyber Security

TRU\e Security Master of Science. Collaboration program of the Digital Security group of Radboud University & Eindhoven Institute for the Protection of Systems and Information.

2016 - 2017

Chalmers University of Technology (SE)

Exchange / Minor, Computer Science

Courses: “Concurrent Programming”, “Algorithm Design”, “Cryptography”, “Testing, Debugging and Verification”.

2014 - 2017

University of Twente

BSc. Business & Information Technology

Bachelor of Science. Curriculum consisting half of Technical Computer Science & half of Industrial Engineering and Management.

Work experience

2019 - 2019

Suite Seven

Innovation advisor

Managing the implementation of a custom-built internal knowledgebase webApp, and advisor during the introduction of DevOps tools.

2019 - 2019

Accenture

Graduate research intern

Designing a post-quantum cryptographic digital signature scheme for multi-chain blockchain systems and implementing it in Go.

2018 - 2019

Suite Seven

Backend developer

Programming backend functionality of custom WordPress themes in PHP, advisor on GDPR implementations for customers' webApps.

2018 - 2019

SURFnet

Research intern

Conducting research on VPN obfuscation techniques, designing a UDP-to-TCP wrapper and implementing it in Go.

2017 - 2018

Skywire IT

Owner / Full-stack web developer

Programming custom-built websites in HTML/CSS/PHP.

2013 - 2017

BG Creations v.o.f.

Co-owner / Full-stack web developer

Programming custom-built websites in HTML/CSS/PHP.

2009 - 2013

Hazeleger Kaas

Part-time back-office employee

Contact

Phone

Mail

LinkedIn

Location

On request via e-mail or InMail

b.blaauwendraad [at] gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/bblaauwendraad/

Hilversum, The Netherlands