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Andrew David Hintz




The University of Texas at Austin

B.S. in Honors Computer Engineering expected May 2003

  • 3.89 GPA
  • College of Engineering Scholarship recipient
  • IEEE and Communications Society Executive Officer
  • Honors Dormitory Secretary


Work Experience

IBM, Spring 2002

Security Researcher for Extreme Blue Program

Created a system that automatically responds to network attacks and defends against future attacks.  Utilized open source intrusion detection software and XML standards for data exchange.


Microsoft, Summer 2000

Test Engineer for Windows NT Advanced Programming

Created a tool that automatically sets up and configures an enterprise network.  Tested security and administrative features in the next generation of Windows.


University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2000 to Spring 2002

Web Developer for Instructional Tools

Working with professors under a FastTEX grant to develop JavaScript-based interactive education tools for the class Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering.


Litton Loan Servicing, Summer 1999, Winter 1999-2000

Programmer in Information Technology Department

Designed, created, and maintained object-oriented programs in PowerBuilder.  Utilized SQL Navigator and Microsoft Access to manage and query large multi-table databases.


Refereed Publications

A. Hintz, Fingerprinting Websites Using Traffic Analysis, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies 2002, Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Berlin, Germany, 2002.


A. Hintz, Promoting an Information Security Program via a Student Organization, in George Washington University Journal of Information Security, Volume 1, Number 2, 2002.



Covert Channels in TCP and IP Headers, DEF CON Security Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2002.


Attacking and Securing DNS Servers, with J. Beale, Black Hat Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, 2002.


Deceiving Information Systems in the Modern Enterprise, IO Wargames Conference, Washington D.C., USA, 2001.


Computer Skills

C++, Java, HTML, Visual Basic, Perl, SQL, PowerBuilder

Windows 9x / NT / 2000, MS-DOS, Linux, Unix

TCP/IP networking, Web publishing and design

Security penetration testing, Firewall configuration

Intrusion Detection System configuration and monitoring



  • Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America
  • Black Belt in the martial art of Tae Kwon Do
  • National Merit Commended Scholar
  • Teagle Foundation Scholarship recipient
  • Texas Telecommunications Engineering Consortium Scholarship recipient and Undergraduate Scholar