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17.02.1982

Career

Institution and occupation
01.01.2012–...   
CERT.LV - the Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution of the Republic of Latvia, Senior Researcher (100,00)
01.01.2013–01.01.2017   
NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE), Extraordinary Senior Researcher (100,00)
01.01.2005–01.01.2012   
National Armed Forces of Latvia, Enterprise Administrator, Certified Systems Engineer (100,00)
 
 
Education
2013–...   
Cyber Security PhD studies, Tallinn University of Technology
01.09.2003–20.06.2005   
Masters Degree in Engineering Sciences, Telecommunications, Riga Technical University
01.09.2000–20.06.2003   
Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering Sciences, Riga Technical University
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2014−...   
Project management: Technical cyber defense exercise creation, technical leadership, game environment development, management and execution
2014−...   
Project management: Specialized cyber red team assembly, management, tasking, and coputer network operation execution
2013−...   
Project management: NATO exercise development, planning, execution and special systems cyber red team management
2013−...   
Project management: Cyber defense technical study project design, research management and conduction, publication, and defense
2012−...   
Project management: Technical course design, coordination, management and teaching
 
 
Creative work
2012- Technical and table top exercise design, management, creation and execution (Worldwide).
2005- Public presentations at academic and commercial international conferences (Worldwide).

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2018, Bernhards Blumbergs, NATO CCD COE Ambassador
2012, Bernhards Blumbergs, Military service honors and awards
 
 
Field of research
FIELD OF RESEARCH: 4. Natural Sciences and Engineering; 4.6. Computer Sciences; CERCS SPECIALTY: P175 Informatics, systems theory
 
 
Additional information
GIAC GXPN, Certified GIAC Exploit Developer and Advanced Penetration Testier
GIAC GICSP, Certified GIAC Industrial Control System Professional
CompTIA Security+ Certification
MCSA, Microsoft Certified System Administrator Certification
SANS SEC:770, and Windows kernel Exploitation - Computer memory exploit development training
SANS SEC:573 - Python for penetration testers training
Programming language skills primary aimed at Python and C/C++.
Vast experience in computer network infrastructure and network server design, implementation, engineering, management and administration.
Technical cyber exercise project supervision and leadership

Supervised dissertations

Publications

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Publication
 
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2019
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30.05.2019
17.02.1982

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.01.2012–...   
CERT.LV - the Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution of the Republic of Latvia, Vanemteadur (100,00)
01.01.2013–01.01.2017   
NATO Kooperatiivse Küberkaitse Kompetentsikeskus, Erakorraline vanemteadur (100,00)
01.01.2005–01.01.2012   
National Armed Forces of Latvia, Tehniline töötaja (100,00)
 
 
Haridustee
2013–...   
Cyber Security PhD studies, Tallinn University of Technology
01.09.2003–20.06.2005   
Masters Degree in Engineering Sciences, Telecommunications, Riga Technical University
01.09.2000–20.06.2003   
Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering Sciences, Riga Technical University
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2014−...   
Project management: Technical cyber defense exercise creation, technical leadership, game environment development, management and execution
2014−...   
Project management: Specialized cyber red team assembly, management, tasking, and coputer network operation execution
2013−...   
Project management: NATO exercise development, planning, execution and special systems cyber red team management
2013−...   
Project management: Cyber defense technical study project design, research management and conduction, publication, and defense
2012−...   
Project management: Technical course design, coordination, management and teaching
 
 
Loometöö
2012– Technical and table top exercise design, management, creation and execution (Worldwide).
2005– Public presentations at academic and commercial international conferences (Worldwide).

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2018, Bernhards Blumbergs, NATO CCD COE Ambassador
2012, Bernhards Blumbergs, Military service honors and awards
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
VALDKOND: 4. Loodusteadused ja tehnika; 4.6. Arvutiteadused; CERCS ERIALA: P175 Informaatika, süsteemiteooria
 
 
Lisainfo
GIAC GXPN, Certified GIAC Exploit Developer and Advanced Penetration Testier
GIAC GICSP, Certified GIAC Industrial Control System Professional
CompTIA Security+ Certification
MCSA, Microsoft Certified System Administrator Certification
SANS SEC:770, and Windows kernel Exploitation - Computer memory exploit development training
SANS SEC:573 - Python for penetration testers training
Programming language skills primary aimed at Python and C/C++.
Vast experience in computer network infrastructure and network server design, implementation, engineering, management and administration.
Technical cyber exercise project supervision and leadership

Juhendatud väitekirjad

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
2.3.
2019
3.1.
2019
3.1.
2019
3.1.
2019
3.1.
2018
3.1.
2017
3.1.
2017
3.1.
2017
3.1.
2017
3.1.
2016
3.1.
2015
3.3.
2015
3.2.
2014
30.05.2019
  • Found 13 results
PublicationAuthorsYearSource titleClassificationFileInstitutions
Specialized Cyber Red Team Responsive Computer Network OperationsBlumbergs, Bernhards20192.3.Tallinn University of Technology , School of Information Technologies, Department of Software Science
Crossed Swords: a cyber red team oriented technical exerciseBlumbergs, Bernhards; Ottis, Rain; Vaarandi, Risto2019Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2019 : University of Coimbra, Portugal, 4-5 July 20193.1.Tallinn University of Technology , School of Information Technologies, Department of Software Science
Remote exploit development for cyber red team computer network operations targeting industrial control systemsBlumbergs, Bernhards2019Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ICISSP 2019, February 23-25, 2019, Prague, Czech Republic3.1.Tallinn University of Technology , School of Information Technologies, Department of Software Science
TED: A container based tool to perform security risk assessment for ELF binariesMucci, Daniele; Blumbergs, Bernhards2019Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ICISSP 2019, February 23-25, 2019, Prague, Czech Republic3.1.Tallinn University of Technology , School of Information Technologies, Department of Software Science
An unsupervised framework for detecting anomalous messages from syslog log filesVaarandi, Risto; Blumbergs, Bernhards; Kont, Markus2018NOMS 2018 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, Cognitive Management in a Cyber World : 23-27 April 2018, Taipei, Taiwan3.1.Tallinn University of Technology , School of Information Technologies, Department of Software Science
A case study about the use and evaluation of cyber deceptive methods against highly targeted attacksFarar, A.; Bahsi, H.; Blumbergs, B.20172017 International Conference on Cyber Incident Response, Coordination, Containment & Control (Cyber Incident) : 19-20 June, 2017, London, UK, Proceedings3.1.Tallinn University of Technology , School of Information Technologies, Department of Computer Science;
Tallinn University of Technology , School of Information Technologies, Department of Software Science
Bbuzz: a bit-aware fuzzing framework for network protocol systematic reverse engineering and analysisBlumbergs, Bernhards; Vaarandi, Risto2017MILCOM 2017 - IEEE Military Communications Conference : Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 23 - 25 October 2017, [Proceedings]3.1.Tallinn University of Technology , School of Information Technologies, Department of Software Science
Frankenstack: toward real-time red team feedbackKont, Markus; Pihelgas, Mauno; Maennel, Kaie; Blumbergs, Bernhards; Lepik, Toomas2017MILCOM 2017 - IEEE Military Communications Conference : Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 23 - 25 October 2017, [Proceedings]3.1.Tallinn University of Technology , School of Information Technologies, Department of Software Science;
Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber OperationsSchmitt, Michael; Vihul, Liis; Akande, Dapo, Brown, Gary; Ducheine, Paul; Gill, Terry; Heinstchel von Heinegg, Wolff; Hernandez, Gleider; Housen-Couriel, Deborah; Huang, Zhixiong; Talbot Jensen, Eric; Kittichaisaree, Kringsak; Kozik, Andrey; Kreiss, Claus; McCormak, Tim; Nakatani, Kazuhiro; Rona, Gabor; Spector, Phillip; Watts, Sean; Blumbergs, Bernhards20173.1.NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE)
Creating and detecting IPv6 transition mechanism-based information exfiltration covert channelsBlumbergs, B.; Pihelgas, M.; Kont, M.; Maennel, O.; Vaarandi, R.2016Secure IT Systems : 21st Nordic Conference, NordSec 2016, Oulu, Finland, November 2-4, 2016, Proceedings3.1.Tallinn University of Technology , School of Information Technologies, Department of Computer Science, TUT Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security
Simple Event Correlator - Best Practices for Creating Scalable ConfigurationsVaarandi, R.; Blumbergs, B.; Caliskan, E.2015Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE CogSIMA Conference3.1.Tallinn University of Technology , School of Information Technologies, Department of Computer Science
Defending mobile devices for high level officials and decision-makersVäisänen, Teemu; Farar, Alexandria; Pissanidis, Nikolaos; Braccini, Christian; Blumbergs, Bernhards; Diez, Enrique20153.3.NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE)
Technical Analysis of Advanced Threat Tactics Targeting Critical Information InfrastructureBlumbergs, Bernhards2014Cyber Security Review3.2.NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE)