Christian is the founder and managing partner of CyberShield. He is responsible for our teams and projects. He also supports our customers from the development and execution of security programs to engineering in the concrete implementation of measures.
Prior to joining CyberShield, Christian worked in critical infrastructure protection research for TU Darmstadt. After moving to Deutsche Bahn, he developed the security architecture for DB Netz AG’s digital interlocking before working in security management for both DB Netz AG and DB AG. He is the founder of the European Rail Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ER-ISAC) and leads WG 26 of CENELEC TC 9X as convenor, which developed TS 50701 (Railway Applications – CyberSecurity).
In his spare time, Christian can often be found doing sporting activities such as a marathon or alpine mountaineering (-he quickly swapped his Newton running shoes for crampons and an ice axe). He also enjoys traveling with the company’s two mascots, Ben and Whisky.
Quote: “CyberSecurity doesn’t look like a selling point at first glance, because it neither generates greater profits nor increases the capacity of a system. However, on closer inspection, it is an enabler for many digital and innovative trends I currently see. It ensures that we can experience digital transformation without fear that attackers will have an easy game.”