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Researcher Profile

Christoph Schmittner MSc

 Christoph Schmittner MSc




Digital Safety & Security

Competence Unit

Security & Communication Technologies


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Dependable Systems Engineering

Main Research: Safety and Security

Experience: My current research is focused on safety&security co-engineering, mainly in the automotive, transportation and industrial domain. Information security risks are a rising concern for software-based safety-critical systems. Increasing system complexity and connectivity leads to susceptibility against security threats. Connected safety critical systems needs to be intrusion tolerant and stay safe despite of attacks or intrusions.

  • 2013-2014: Researcher
    Laboratory for Safe and Secure Systems, Ostbayrische Technische Hochschule Regensburg / Germany
  • 2011-2013: Project manager
    IT-Inkubator Ostbayern GmbH / Germany
  • 2009-2011: Working Student
    Osram Opto Semiconductors / Germany
  • 2015 - now: Expert in the Austrian mirror comittee for TC65, "Industrial-process measurement, control and automation"
  • 2015 - now: Member of the IEC TC65/WG20 "Industrial-process measurement, control and automation– Framework to bridge the requirements for safety and security"
  • 2015 - now: Member of the IEC TC65/AHG2 for “Reliability of Automation Devices and Systems”
  • 2015 - now: Expert in the Austrian mirror comittee for ISO/TC 22 Road vehicles
  • 2015 - now: Member of the IEC TC65/AHG 3 Smart Manufacturing Framework and System Architecture"
  • 2016 - now: Member of the SAE/ISO JWG "Road Vehicles -- Automotive Security Engineering"


  • Security Analysis of Urban Railway Systems: The Need for a Cyber-Physical Perspective
    Author(s): B. Chen, C. Schmittner, Z. Ma, W.G. Temple, X. Dong, D. Jones, H. Sanders
    Conference International workshop on the Integration of Safety and Security Engineering (ISSE 2015), Delft
    Proceedings Springer; Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security - SAFECOMP 2015 Workshops; 277 - 290
  • Using SAE J3061 for Automotive Security Requirement Engineering
    Author(s): C. Schmittner, Z. Ma, C. Reyes, O. Dillinger, P. Puschner
    Conference ERCIM/EWICS/ARTEMIS Workshop on “Dependable Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems and Systems-of-Systems” at SAFECOMP 2016, Trondheim
  • Model based safety and systems engineering (2017)
    FH Campus

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