Janosch Braukmann, né Maier is a passionated entrepreneur, DevOps engineer and speaker. After his studies in Informatics and Educational Science he founded the start-up Crashtest Security. Janosch published his research on the border between computer science and psychology. He has been educating others on DevSecOps as a speaker on IT security and related topices for the last several years. Currently, Janosch is working as Team Lead System Engineering & Information Security Officer at ottonova.


Janosch Maier was only 15 when he created his own tool to record passwords. Ever since then, he questioned publicly available software and began looking for security flaws wherever he could. While living in Uganda, he met Hackers for Charity where he tasted blood on how to hack for the good cause. Since then, Janosch has been on a crusade to enable developers and security experts to cope with the challenges of agile security principles. Especially in modern, agile environments, it is not sufficient anymore to conduct manual, infrequent security tests. His mission is to educate DevOps teams on how to integrate security in their development processes. He is a code contributor to projects like Mailspring or Whatweb.

Janosch has a master degree in computer science from TUM (Technische Universtität München), a highly recognised university in its research. In his studies he put his focus on IT-security in the fields of networks, android and web applications. His degree in educational sciences from LMU (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München) helps him to illustrate IT security in a way that is fun listening to and rich of content at the same time. Janosch worked with the Dutch Ministry of Justice to develop a cyber security dashboard. Following his studies he designed his own vulnerability scanner for web applications which led to his foundation of Crashtest Security in 2017. He worked several years as Head of Product for Crashtest Security which was sold to Veracode by 2022. By now, he moved on to a new role as Team Lead System Engineering & Information Security Officer at ottonova, challenging his skillset again.

Presentation and Workshops (Excerpt):

  • 29.12.2023 – 37C3Workshop: How to Hack your Web Application
  • 16.03.2023 – Digital Product School – Workshop: Developing Secure Web Applications
  • 28.06.2021 – Universität Regensburg – Guest Lecture: Web Security In “Real Life”
  • 23.02.2021 – Digital Product School – Workshop: Developing Secure Web Applications
  • 25.01.2021 – Universität Regensburg – Guest Lecture: IT Security in agilen Umgebungen
  • 30.02.2020 – Cloud Native Night Munich – Presentation/Workshop: Hack me if you can!
  • 09.07.2020 – Secure.Bayern – Webinar: Cloud Application Attack Vectors
  • 07.04.2020 – Requestee – Webinar: How to avoid cyber-attacks in a remote work environment
  • 25.03.2020 – Heise SecIT – Slides Only: DevSecOps – Oder: Wie implementiere ich eine agile Sicherheitsstrategie
  • 17.03.2020 – TWENTY2X – Slides Only: Agile Softwareentwicklung – Aber Sicher!
  • 27.12.2019 – 36C3 – Workshop: How to Hack your Web Application
  • 15.01.2020 – Software Quality Days – Presentation: Quo Vadis DevSecOps?
  • 30.10.2019 – GFFT Workshops – Presentation: Security & Automatisierung? Das schreit nach DevSecOps!
  • 25.10.2019 – QS Tag – Presentation: Security? Eine Frage automatisierter Sicherheitstests!
  • 09.10.2019 – it-sa – Presentation: Die Fabrik im Netz – Was haben Industrie 4.0 und DevSecOps gemeinsam?
  • 06.06.2019 – DevSecOps Forum – Workshop: How to build a secure DevOps Pipeline
  • 29.05.2019 – Daho.am – Workshop: How to Hack (and Secure) your Web Application
  • 13.05.2019 – Cloud Expo Europe – Presentation: Security in der Cloud? Ein Fall für DevSecOps!
  • 10.05.2019 – DATEV Agile Security Konferenz – Presentation: Pentest Automatisierung
  • 23.03.2019 – BSides Munich – Workshop: Developing Secure Web Applications
  • 27.02.2019 – Swiss Cyber Security Days – Presentation: How to build a secure DevOps Pipeline
  • 29.11.2018 – IHK für München und Oberbayern – Webinar: Sicherheit für Ihre Website

Thanks Janosch Braukmann to make a regulatory oblication an insightful and exciting event!

Quote from workshop participant