Benjamin has a mixed background. Though graduating from HKUST business school, his particular study path there was in IT security and auditing. As an Austrian and Thai/Chinese hybrid, Benjamin has lived in a variety of countries in Asia and Europe, but he mostly still associates with the former. Therefore, he is suitable in acting as a bridge between two different sides: translating cyber security into a business context; and connecting the East and West. Upon graduation, Benjamin took a road less travelled and focused almost entirely on penetration testing for several years before joining Horangi. Benjamin is CISA, OSCP and OSWP certified.