Dr Hinne Hettema studied theoretical chemistry and philosophy. He currently works as the IT security team lead at the University of Auckland, and is a lecturer in cyber security at Unitec. As a theoretical chemist, he played with the supercomputers of the time, which translated in an interest in hacking and computer security when he started working in ICT. He lives in New Zealand. He is currently a guest researcher at Leiden University's Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism.