Dr. ir. Harald Vranken (1969) works as a senior lecturer at the Open University (Department of Computer Science) and Radboud University (section Digital Security). In teaching and research, he is particularly concerned with technical aspects of security. He teaches courses in the field of IT security, software security, and web security. In research, he works with graduate students and doctoral candidates on the security of online banking, virtual labs for conducting experiments on security, software security, web security, botnet detection, network resilience and governance of IT security.
Harald studied and obtained his doctorate at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Afterwards he has worked as a mathematics professor and senior scientist at Philips Research in the field of design-for-test of digital ICs.