Cybersecurity Council

World-Class Information Security Experts in the Cyber Economy

Cybersecurity Council Members

 

Abdou-Naby Diaw

Abdou-Naby Diaw
CISO, Vice President Cyber Security and Head of Cross-Functional Processes
Lufthansa Group

Carsten Fischer

Carsten Fischer
Deputy Group Chief Security Officer
Deutsche Bank

Frank Fischer

Frank Fischer
CISO and Global Head of Information Security
Deutsche Bahn AG

Gary B. Harbison

Gary B. Harbison
Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Bayer

Dr. Marc Hofmann

Dr. Marc Hofmann
Chief Security Officer
Nordea

Andrzej Kawalec

Andrzej Kawalec
Head of Cybersecurity
Vodafone Business, Cloud and Security

Berthold Kerl

Berthold Kerl
CEO
KuppingerCole Analysts AG

Matthias Muhlert

Matthias Muhlert
CISO
HARIBO

Jarkko Rautula

Jarkko Rautula
VP, CSO
TomTom

Rolf Riemenschnitter

Rolf Riemenschnitter
Board Advisor, Interim CIO / C(I)SO
RR Digital Consulting

René Rindermann

René Rindermann
Chief Information Security Officer
E.ON SE

Dr. Ralf Schneider

Dr. Ralf Schneider
Group CIO
Allianz SE

Michael Schrank

Michael Schrank
Group Chief Security Officer
Sporting Goods Manufacturer

Drs. Jacoba Sieders

Drs. Jacoba Sieders
Independent Identity Expert, Advisory Board Member of ESSIF-lab and of Sonicbee, Associate Business Consultancy at Capitar Security

Joe Sullivan

Joe Sullivan
Chief Security Officer
Cloudflare

Isabelle Theisen

Isabelle Theisen
Americas CISO
Société Générale

Thomas Tschersich

Thomas Tschersich
Chief Information Security Officer
Deutsche Telekom AG.

Hinrich Völcker

Hinrich Völcker
Chief Security Officer
Deutsche Börse AG

Andreas Walz

Andreas Walz
Chief Information Security Officer
HDI / Talanx.

Stefan Würtemberger

Stefan Würtemberger
Vice President Information Technology
Marabu Inkls

The Cybersecurity Council's Objective

With the Cybersecurity Council, we bring together world-class information security professionals in leading positions from across many industries and schools of thought to exchange and discuss how to secure the faster and faster growing cyber economy.


The Cybersecurity Council serves as a platform for a prolific dialogue about the increasing transformation of today’s business into a global interconnected cyber economy. Its objective is to identify and evaluate effective protection and mitigation strategies in order to safeguard digital identities, data, intellectual property, infrastructure or processes.


Questions will focus on best practices but also on shortcomings or necessary enhancements. The discussion will be shaped by forwardthinking visionaries, cybersecurity experts in leading positions from different industries that have the ability to think across boundaries and to anticipate upcoming trends.

Benefits of Being a Cybersecurity Council Member

Become part of this global network to be at the forefront of the digital age. As a member of the Cybersecurity Council you will always be on top of the latest trends in the industry.

  • Exchange and discuss cyber trends in a confidential environment with peers from respected world-class organizations from different countries and industries
  • Receive exclusive documentation of survey results and discussed topics
  • Get unlimited access to KuppingerCole’s latest research in the areas of digital identity, access management, cybersecurity, cloud security, blockchain, AI and the enterprise of the future
  • Exclusive contact to KuppingerCole‘s analysts to discuss challenges you face in your daily business
  • Participate as an honored guest at KuppingerCole’s events either as keynote speaker, panelist or attendee

How to Become A Member?

Membership is granted strictly on invitation only.


Leaders who are interested in becoming a member need to be supported by at least one existing member and need to be elected by simple majority.


No vendors can be suggested.

How the Cybersecurity Council Works

The Cybersecurity Council will meet approx. 4 times a year (on-site and/or virtual) with an agenda set by participants. A survey will be done with all Members where they can suggest topics for research or for discussion. On that basis background material will be collated by KC research team and circulated to board members.


Dependent on the preselected topics KC may invite selected experts to provide inside suitable to fuel discussions. Discussions are under Chatham House rule, which means that information disclosed during a meeting may be reported by those present, but the source of that information may not be explicitly or implicitly identified. Outcome of the discussions will be documented and handed out to all members.


Participation should be preferably in person but virtual participation will also be facilitated.


KuppingerCole will facilitate, prepare, moderate and document the meetings of the council. KC will strive to minimize time commitment for members and at the same time maximize benefits for them.