Cybersecurity Practice Director & Chief Information Security Officer

Christopher Schütze

With almost 15 years of experience in IAM and Cybersecurity, Christopher is experienced in advising clients on a strategic level with necessary technological background. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and combines both theoretical background and technical expertise. Christopher is an experienced speaker and moderator at KuppingerCole and other events.

Roles & Responsibilities at KuppingerCole

Christopher is the Chief Information Security Officer and Director Practice Cybersecurity at KuppingerCole. He is responsible for internal information security. In his role as Director Practice Cybersecurity he aims to expand KuppingerCole's expertise in cybersecurity and to further develop exciting topics for advisory, research, and events.

Background & Education

He graduated at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and holds a master's degree in computer science with a focus on software engineering and telematics. He also has many years of experience in infrastructure and cloud technologies and is certified in PRINCE2 Agile.

Areas of coverage

Professional experience

Christopher was Head of Cloud Security at an auditing company and working at two integrators for identity and access management. He has provided clients with technical and strategic support in a wide variety of projects. He specializes in security topics in networked environments with in-depth technological and process-related considerations.

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…
Event Recording
Conquering Crisis: Effective Strategies for Incident Management
November 16, 2023
Immerse yourself in an in-depth exploration of the strategies of incident management. Through critical examination of real-world cases and emerging trends, they illuminate the integral stages of effective incident response. The dialogue underscores the importance of strategic foresight,…
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Beyond the Now: Examining Emerging Trends in the Cybersecurity Landscape
November 16, 2023
The results of a comprehensive 2023 study by KuppingerCole will be presented, providing invaluable foresight into cybersecurity trends and threats anticipated for 2024. Based on in-depth research, the discussion will illuminate a series of predictions and prepare participants for the…
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RECAP Cyberevolution Day II
November 15, 2023
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Implementing Zero Trust Principles: Crafting Your Cybersecurity Fabric
November 14, 2023
This interactive workshop will provide a practical approach to understanding and applying Zero Trust principles in creating your cybersecurity architecture. We will focus on transitioning from traditional security perimeters to an identity-driven Cybersecurity Mesh, acting as the…
Analyst Chat
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…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #179: Introducing the KuppingerCole Strategy Navigator
July 03, 2023
In this podcast episode, Christopher Schütze and Matthias explore the Strategy Navigator by KuppingerCole Analysts, a lean and efficient advisory service designed to tackle common challenges faced by cybersecurity leaders. Learn how it can help optimize your cybersecurity…
Event Recording
Creating the Identity Driven Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture
May 11, 2023
In overcoming the ancient concept of firewalled enterprise perimeters, securing identities has become the core element of a future driven Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture, with a composable approach of interconnected security controls – the Cybersecurity Fabric. These Cybersecurity…
Event Recording
Building the Roadmap for Your Future IAM | Workshop
May 09, 2023
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #143: Vulnerability Management: Emergency Patching and How to Deal with "Zero Days"
October 03, 2022
Sometimes Vulnerability Management has to take care of current threats very quickly: Christopher Schütze is today's guest in this episode and explains which processes are necessary when a system needs to be updated very quickly, for example because there is a current threat, e.g. a…
Speaking in Cybersecurity: My Recollection!
July 25, 2022
During my studies and the subsequent first years of my career, I was already always someone who liked to share knowledge with others and present interesting topics. This is not the only reason why my profession has developed in the direction of IT consulting. In fact, in consulting, "being…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #94: From Ransomware to Globally Assured Identities (EIC 2021 Special)
September 20, 2021
EIC 2021 finally took place in Munich in a hybrid format between on-site and online. Of course, Matthias took the opportunity to sit down with his analyst colleagues in person for some EIC special analyst chat episodes. In the first of three specials, Christopher Schütze talks to him about…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #91: Vulnerability Management
August 30, 2021
Christopher Schütze provides the fundamentals for a pivotal topic in cybersecurity, namely how to create processes and systems for comprehensive and continuously improving vulnerability management. Together with Matthias, he provides an overview of elementary aspects that need to be…
Webinar Recording
Accelerate Your Digital Transformation Through Identity
June 30, 2021
Employee Identity & Access Management (IAM) and Consumer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) are typically separate in terms of governance, processes, and technology. But, by leveraging the synergy between the two, businesses can achieve better sales opportunities as well as faster…
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Exploring the Intersection of ITSM and ServiceNow
June 23, 2021
Christopher provides a deep-dive on the intersection of ITSM and ServiceNow
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Die Angriffsfläche Ihres Unternehmens aus den Augen eines Hackers
May 07, 2021
Mit zunehmender Digitalisierung und der Nutzung von Cloud-Services steigt das Angriffspotenzial auf die digitale Infrastruktur von Unternehmen. Hacker nutzen neuste Technologien, um Schwachstellen ausfindig zu machen und starten mit diesem Wissen Ihre Angriffe.
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IT-Sicherheitsberatung hinter den Kulissen: Die Top 5 Herausforderungen, die Cloud Modelle mit sich bringen
January 28, 2021
Der Bedarf nach Cloud-Lösungen ist heute so stark wie nie zuvor. In den letzten Monaten konnten wir weltweit eine steigende Akzeptanz von Cloud Plattformen und Cloud-Diensten beobachten. Sogar die Deutsche Bahn verlagert ihre komplette IT in die Cloud.
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #56: The Project Road Towards Zero Trust - What to Do and Where to Start
November 30, 2020
This podcast has already looked at the Zero Trust concept as a challenging architectural paradigm for security and an important component of modern and future-oriented security architectures from various angles. This time Christopher and Matthias focus on a phased project approach towards…
Event Recording
Panel - IGA- und Berechtigungsmanagement: Herausforderungen und Lösungen für Unternehmen
November 20, 2020
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Elastic Security Workshop Part I - Unified Protection for Everyone
November 19, 2020
Learn how the latest security capabilities in the Elastic Stack enable interactive exploration, incident management and automated analysis, as well as unsupervised machine learning to reduce false positives and spot anomalies — all at the speed and scale your security practitioners…
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Christopher Schuetze: Safer With Security - How Fabrics Can Be Used to Manage the Complexity of Your Enterprise Security
November 13, 2020
A flexible architecture is an absolute must in order to keep pace with new challenges within a constantly evolving landscape. Christopher Schütze, Cybersecurity Practice Director and Lead Analyst at KuppingerCole, will look at methodologies that help to structure,…
The Evolution of Endpoint Security: Beyond Anti-Malware
October 29, 2020
15 to 20 years ago, a virus scanner – or let me call it Endpoint Protection – on your private or corporate computer was standard. Today, you must also have something like a virus scanner on your endpoint device. But in 2020, is it sufficient to detect viruses, worms,…
Webinar Recording
Reduce Dependency on Active Directory With Cloud Identity
October 28, 2020
When it comes to identity management many companies depend heavily on Microsoft Active Directory (AD). This high degree of dependency on one service can become a problem when this service faces an outage. Also, respective of the requirements companies have, all services have certain…
Webinar Recording
Multicloud und Digitalisierung: Wie Sie die Nutzung im Griff behalten
October 07, 2020
Die Rolle der Cloud für die Digitalisierung kann kaum überbewertet werden. Doch mit zunehmender Cloud-Nutzung sind Organisationen bezüglich der Zugriffskontrolle für Cloud-Plattformen wie AWS, Microsoft Azure und Google Cloud Platform in Verzug geraten. Zwar bieten diese…