Jakob Heher is currently working on his master's thesis on the security of online learning platforms, for which he has now received the WKO Forschungsstipendium 2020/21! The stipend will be awarded in an award ceremony in 2021. The WKO Steiermark annually awards 20 students, who are honoured with a grant of €2100 for the development of master's theses with high economic relevance. Congratulations!
In his thesis, Jakob is investigating the security of several online learning platforms recommended for schools. These platforms are currently experiencing a sharp increase in users due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has already reported several critical issues to software vendors in responsible disclosure processes.
Further details on the grant are provided by WKO.