Markus graduated with a diploma in computer science from RWTH Aachen University. Since 2008, he has worked for the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) as a technical officer.
In his job, he is engaged in various Internet-related topics on an everyday basis. Beside abuse, these include DDoS attacks, policy discussions and protocols, particularly DNS and IPv6.
He joined the RIPE community around RIPE 62 and is a regular participant in the IETF as well as a member of the ISOC German Chapter.