Berthold Kerl

Berthold Kerl, born 1960, studied economics at university of Nürnberg and performs as CEO of KuppingerCole since 1st July 2020. Before that he had been with Deutsche Bank AG for 17 years. As CIO he was working on major IT Transformation, IT Strategy, Change Management and Governance Initiatives. In the information security space he was working as CISO EMEA or Global Head of Identity and Access Management on modernizing Identity and Access management as well as driving topics in Cyber Security, IS policies, ISMS, Compliance Management, Penetration Testing, Vendor Security, Data Security and was managing relationship to regulators globally.

He started his career as an SAP consultant working on accounting, sales and management information systems and after that as Head of European SAP Practice (at CSC) implementing standard software and developing client specific solutions for different industries such as utilities, banks or insurance companies.

Latest publications

Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #197: Inside cyberevolution - A Look Back at the Cybersecurity Conference
December 11, 2023
Join Matthias in this special edition of the KuppingerCole Analyst Chat as he takes a look back at the inaugural cyberevolution cybersecurity conference in Frankfurt. The episode features participants and attendees, including Emilie Van der Lande and Steffen Nagel, as well as Christopher…
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Decoding the Consequences for Cybersecurity Using the 4 SAFIRE Scenarios of the Future
November 14, 2023
After the enlightening keynote on navigating cyber futures via SAFIRE scenarios, brace yourself for an immersive panel discussion that delves deeper into the uncharted territories of cybersecurity. Joining the stage are distinguished futurists and CISOs from multinational companies,…
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Beyond Tomorrow: Navigating Cyber Futures via SAFIRE Scenarios (2028 / 2032)
November 14, 2023
Step into the future of cybersecurity in an engaging and enlightening keynote presentation featuring Jonathan Blanchard Smith from SAMI Consulting and Berthold Kerl, CEO of KuppingerCole. Join us as we unveil the outcome of extensive discussions with CISOs and cybersecurity experts,…
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Welcome to cyberevolution 2023
November 14, 2023
Welcome to the cyberevolution Conference Opening! Berthold Kerl will kick off the cyberevolution Conference in Frankfurt from the 14th to the 16th of November. He will explain the idea behind "Anticipate - Innovate - Together," the triad that drives the future of cybersecurity. In…
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Analyst Chat #186: Cybersecurity in an AI-Powered Digital World - Introducing cyberevolution
August 21, 2023
In the latest episode of Kuppinger Analyst Chat, host Matthias sits down with KuppingerCole's CEO Berthold Kerl and the Director of the Practice Cybersecurity Christopher Schütze to discuss the upcoming cyberevolution event. Berthold Kerl highlights the event's unique…
Inside cyberevolution: What to Expect at KuppingerCole's New Conference
July 06, 2023
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Analyst Chat #141: What Defines Modern Cybersecurity Leadership
September 19, 2022
How do you implement modern cybersecurity leadership between compliance, threat protection, privacy and business enablement? To answer this question, Matthias invited the CEO of KuppingerCole Analysts, Berthold Kerl, who was and is active in various roles as a leader in cybersecurity.…
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Insights of a CISO: Interview with Thomas Tschersich
March 26, 2021
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Insights of A CISO: Interview with Dr. Ralf Schneider
March 16, 2021
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Insights of a CISO: Interview with Thomas Malta
February 22, 2021
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Expert Chat: Interview with Stefan Würtemberger
February 18, 2021
Privileged Access Management from a CISO Perspective
February 16, 2021
Privileged user accounts are significant targets for attacks as they have elevated permission, access to confidential data and the ability to change settings. And if compromised, the amount of damage to an organization can be disastrous. No wonder that this is on the mind of our chief…
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Berthold Kerl, Dr. Karsten Kinast: After Privacy Shield's Death: What Is Still Possible?
October 28, 2020
With the July 2020 decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the „Privacy Shield“ called framework that allowed personal information to be transferred between the EUC und the US; had been invalidated with immediate effect. The only remaining justification to keep…