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 Curriculum Vitae

Thomas Dübendorfer
Dr. sc. ETH, Dipl. Informatik-Ing. ETH
President Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) / Engineer and Entrepreneur / Lecturer ETH / Security Expert
Contact: thomas@duebendorfer.ch, Mobile: +41 79 347 2761, LinkedIn | XING | Google+ | Facebook
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Thomas Dübendorfer holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zurich and he is lecturing at ETH since many years. He worked as software engineer in Silicon Valley and seven years at Google in Zürich, receiving three Google OC awards for his engineering contributions. He is board member of several companies and has co-founded several Internet technology based product startups in Switzerland, among them Spontacts (exit to Scout24), FinTech startup Contovista and Frontify. He is co-founder and president of the Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC).

language skills:

Swiss German (mother tongue), German (proficient), English (proficient); French (advanced), Italian (basic)



Ph.D., Dr. sc. ETH Zurich; Advisor: Prof. Dr. B. Plattner, Communication Systems Group ETH,
Co-Examiners: Dr. Tom Longstaff (CERT, SEI/CMU), Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Wolfgang Kröger (IRGC; ETH)


CISSP certification (Certified Information System Security Professional)


ETH Teaching Diploma in Computer Science (Didaktischer Ausweis; Höheres Lehramt)


M.S. in computer science, ETH Zurich,
with focus on security, communication networks, and distributed systems
Three Minors: human-computer interaction (HCI); economics; didactics
- year of practical training 10.1997-10.1998 (Payserv AG, Netcetera AG)


Cambridge Proficiency in English (Dez. 2000)


Matura Type B at grammar school in Zurich Oerlikon



board memberships (selection)

since May, 2013

Vista Financial Services

since November, 2012

ServiceHunter AG | quitt.ch

since December, 2011

Terracom AG

since 2011

Co-Founder and Chairman since 2011

2005 - 2012

Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS)
President 2007 - 2012

1999 - 2001

Verein der Informatik Studierenden der ETH Zürich (VIS)
Vicepresident 2000 - 2001



My list of publications is on my scientific publications page.



December 2010

Google OC award for impactful engineering contributions to Google's cloud services.

Mai 2010

Google OC award for engineering contributions to the Google Dashboard, awarded by the operations committee (OC) of Google, Inc.

September 2008

Google EMG award for impactful work on securing Google's online advertisement system, awarded by the executive management group (EMG) of Google, Inc.

June 2005

Best paper award for "Host Behaviour Based Early Detection of Worm Outbreaks in Internet Backbones" from IEEE WET-ICE/STCA 2005

June 2004

Best paper award for "An Economic Damage Model for Large-Scale Internet Attacks" from IEEE WET-ICE/ES 2004

November 2001

Willi Studer prize for the best M.S. in computer science results of the year, awarded by ETH Zurich

April 2001

ETH medal for my Master's thesis, awarded by ETH Zurich

October 1997

Top Five, Bachelor degree (2nd prediploma)

October 1996

Top Five, 1st prediploma

September 1994

Best matura type B, grammar school Zurich Oerlikon, KSOe (best result of all 65 type B candidates)




Former president of Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS) from 2007 - 2012, Alumnus of the Swiss Study Foundation,

hobbies: Swedish massage, playing Jazz piano, dancing, reading, snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling, philosophy

For job offers (including contracting as IT security consultant), please contact me. / Für Jobangebote (wie IT Sicherheitsberatung oder als IT Gutachter) erreichen Sie mich über das Kontaktformular.

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