2. Cyber Security Tech Summit Europe 202011.03.2020, WCCB BONN

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How can we immunize society against cyber-attacks?

Today we want to invite you to the official registration start for your ticket to 2. Cyber Security Tech Summit Europe 2020 Registration is open until now! #CSTSE2020.

Following the guiding principle How can we protect society against cyber attacks, we do not only want to present the latest developments for improving cyber security in business and in society. We also create a platform that enables regional, national and international organizations to network even better.

In addition to renowned speakers such as previous White House Chief Information Officer (CIO) Theresa Payton, the Facebook hacker Jamie Woodruff, the Israeli security expert Keren Elazari and Linus Neumann, speaker of the Chaos Computer Club, we have high-ranking German politicians and CEOs of international technology providers on stage. Arne Schönbohm, president of the German national cyber security authority, and the first inspector of the Federal Armed Forces’ cyber and information space, Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos, will also be present.

Did you already wait for our invitation? Then register now by using our online form and secure yourself an entrance ticket at no charge. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Bonn on march 11th from 9.00 am – 10.00 pm! Details about our exhibitors, speakers, numerous business workshops and the networking evening will be upcoming soon at this point.

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Dirk Backofen

Chairman of the Board Cyber Se…

Dirk Backofen

Chairman of the Board Cyber Security Cluster Bonn e.V. & Head of Telekom Security, T-Systems International GmbH

Dirk Backofen is the Senior Vice President & Head of Telekom Security. In this role, he is accountable for P&L of the business unit Telekom Security with more than 1,600 employees. 

Telekom Security protects the critical infrastructure of the Deutsche Telekom Group against cyber attacks worldwide and offers the same highly professional tools as Managed Security Service Provider to customers in the external market.

Dirk Backofen studied at technical university of Chemnitz (Germany) and has a master’s degree in information technology. He has been working for Deutsche Telekom since 1991 in various executive positions. In December 2016 he took over the overall leadership of Telekom Security.”

Ashok Sridharan
Lord Mayor Bonn, City of Bonn
Ashok Sridharan
Lord Mayor Bonn, City of Bonn

The Bonn CDU nominated him in November 2014 as a candidate for the office of mayor. On 13th September 2015, he won the mayoral election in Bonn, which took place in the course of the local elections in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2015. In the first ballot, Sridharan was elected successor to Jürgen Nimptsch (SPD) with 50.06 percent of the votes (45.1 percent turnout in Bonn). His opponent Peter Ruhenstroth-Bauer (SPD) received 23.7 percent of the votes. The Green candidate Tom Schmidt received 22.1 percent. The remaining 4.1 percent were distributed among three other candidates. 

Sridharan is Catholic and married. Together with his wife Petra, he has three sons. From 1998 he lived in his own house in Bornheim, and in 2015 he moved to Bonn (Röttgen district).

Ulrich Kelber
Federal Data Protection Commissioner
Ulrich Kelber
Federal Data Protection Commissioner

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Ludwig Leinhos
Chief of the German Cyber and Information Domain Service
Ludwig Leinhos
Chief of the German Cyber and Information Domain Service

Since April 2017, Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos has been the first inspector of the Bundeswehr's (Federal Defence) Cyber and Information Domain Service in Bonn. He is a member of the Advisory Councel of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC). He has been in the Bundeswehr since 1975 and, after completing his basic training in Air Force Training Regiment 3 in Roth, completed an officer's course in electrical engineering in Nuremberg at the Bundeswehr University of Applied Sciences in Neubiberg as a graduate engineer. From 1988 to 1990, he attended the General Staff Course at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff Academy in Hamburg. Until February 2016, he worked for 3 years as Director NATO Headquarters C3 Staff in the International Military Staff in Brussels. Since the beginning of 2016, he has been in service in the Armed Forces Base Command in Bonn and is Head of the CIR Development Staff, which is dedicated to the expansion of the Cyber/IT department.

Arne Schönbohm
President Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
Arne Schönbohm
President Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

Arne Schönbohm took up his position as president of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in February 2016. Born in Hamburg, he studied international business administration at the International School of Management in Dortmund, as well as in London and Taipei. For more than ten years, he has held senior positions in the field of IT security. Prior to his appointment as president of the BSI, he served as president of Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland e. V. He is the author of various books, including „Deutschlands Sicherheit – Cybercrime und Cyberwar (2011)“.

Theresa Payton
Former CIO of the White House USA
Theresa Payton
Former CIO of the White House USA

As the star of the CBS TV series, “Hunted,” Theresa Payton identifies emerging trends and techniques to help combat cyber threats, from the impact of the Internet of Things to securing Big Data.

The first female to serve as White House chief information officer, and named #4 on IFSEC Global’s list of the world’s Top 50 cybersecurity influencers in security & fire 2017, Theresa is one of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, data breaches and fraud mitigation. With real-world strategies and solutions, she helps public and private sector organizations protect their most valuable resources.

Drawing from her experience as a veteran cybercrime fighter and entrepreneur of her successful and rapidly-growing cybersecurity firm, Fortalice, Theresa masterfully blends memorable anecdotes with cutting-edge insights to heighten awareness of the perils of our uber-connected world. As she delves into the cyber-underworld and the new kinds of threats that can lead to tomorrow’s breaches and insider risks, she offers a proven blueprint for audiences to stay a step ahead with practical steps for thinking like the adversary, while managing cybersecurity risk.

Theresa’s distinct approachability, combined with her visionary perspective and easy-to-implement strategies, effectively prepare audiences for success in the ongoing battle against cybercrime.

Jamie Woodruff
The Ethical Hacker
Jamie Woodruff
The Ethical Hacker

Jamie Woodruff is one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber security.

Woodruff entered the public eye when he successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at Bangor University where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website, which he hacked in May to reveal that it was putting her fans’ data at serious risk.

Woodruff is an expert on cyber issues, travelling internationally to talk at global corporations and the industry’s most important conferences. He is also writing a book on cyber intelligence and combating terrorism whilst pursuing a PhD in political science at Sheffield University.  

Woodruff talks about the importance of System and Network Security and is known for disclosing world-wide exploits and vulnerabilities within leading security applications such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple and Google. He finds existing exploits by infiltrating the companies in question. He demonstrated this by impersonating a Domino’s pizza delivery boy at a large financial institution and gaining access to their server room via pick-locking. All carried out under fully authorised, ethical penetration testing.

Keren Elazari
Cyber Security Analyst, Author & Researcher
Keren Elazari
Cyber Security Analyst, Author & Researcher

Keren Elazari is an internationally recognized security analyst, researcher, writer and speaker. Since 2000, Keren has worked with leading Israeli security firms, government organizations, big 4 and fortune 500 companies. Keren covers emerging security technologies as an independent strategic analyst and advisor. In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to speak at the prestigious TED Conference. Keren’s talk has been viewed by millions, translated to 30 languages, and chosen for TED’s ‘Most Powerful Ideas’ and ‘Top Ted Talks Of 2014’. In 2019, Keren’s TED talk is still one of TED’s most watched talks on the topic of security and hacking. Keren holds a CISSP certification, an MA in Security Studies, and is currently a senior researcher with the prestigious Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University . Keren is also a visiting faculty member on topics of cyber security with Singularity University, a private think tank in California, and the founder of Israel’s largest security community event, BSidesTLV, part of the global SecurityBSides movement.

Linus Neumann
Hacker and Psychologist
It Security Expert
Linus Neumann
Hacker and Psychologist
It Security Expert

Linus Neumann is a hacker and psychologist. As consultant for IT security he has been an expert on several committees of the German Bundestag.  

Linus Neumann has been fascinated by the world of source codes since he was ten years old. Today, the graduated psychologist consults private companies from the financial sector as well as operators of of critical infrastructures. In the Chaos Computer Club he is involved in network political topics. He became known to a broad public through his podcast "Logbuch: Netzpolitik", which he published together with Tim Pritlove. Linus Neumann used to write regularly, now sporadically for the blog netzpolitik.org. 

His core topic is IT security and experts like him are desperately sought after by government institutions as well as private companies, as the increasing digitalization also reveals ever greater security problems. 

His knowledge of bits and bytes makes Linus Neumann a sought-after consultant and speaker. Linus Neumann clearly shows that the topics of artificial intelligence, risk management systems, questions of liability on the internet as well as digital maturity, sovereignty and the social power of individual large internet companies concern us all and he presents stirring solutions. He sensitizes us to the security gaps and shakes us out of our digital slumber.

Claudia van Veen
Claudia van Veen

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Agenda for the 2th Cyber Security Tech Summit Europe 2020

Check out our website regularly so you won’t miss out any updates on our program, which top speakers will be present and which exciting breakout sessions will take place – innovative ideas, inspiring discussions and everything about Cyber Security! Let’s shape the secure and digital future together!

11. March 2020
09:30 a.m.
Dirk Backofen – Chairman of the Board Cyber Cluster Bonn, Head of Telekom Security
09:50 a.m.
Welcoming speech
Ashok Sridharan – Lord Mayor Federal City Bonn
10:00 a.m.
Representative of the federal government
10:15 a.m.
Representative of the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen
10:30 a.m.
Report Cyberweisen 2019
Dirk Backofen – Chairman of the Board Cyber Cluster Bonn, Head of Telekom Security
10:50 a.m.
"Inseparable: data protection and cyber security"
Ulrich Kelber – Federal Privacy Commissioner
11:05 a.m.
Coffe break
11:30 a.m.
Theresa Payton – Consultant
12:00 p.m.
Nikesh Arora – CEO Palo Alto
12:20 p.m.
01:05 p.m.
Breakout 1 // Networking
01:50 p.m.
Keren elazari – Cyber Security Expert & Author
02:10 p.m.
02:35 p.m.
T-Sec Customer Discussion
02:55 p.m.
03:10 p.m.
Coffe break
03:30 p.m.
Breakout 2 // Networking
04:15 p.m.
Jamie Woodruff – Hacker
04:45 p.m.
Ludwig Leinhos – Chief of the German Cyber and Information Domain Service
05:00 p.m.
Immunization of society against cyber attacks, what needs to be done from a BSI perspective?
Arne Schönbohm – President BSI
05:15 p.m.
05:30 p.m.
Linus Neumann – Hacker & Speaker Chaos Computer Club
06:45 p.m.
Presentation „THE NEW  T-Sec Highlight“  
Dirk Backofen – Chairman of the Board Cyber Cluster Bonn, Head of Telekom Security
06:15 p.m.
Wrap-up & closing 
Dirk Backofen – Chairman of the Board Cyber Cluster Bonn, Head of Telekom Security
06:30 p.m.
Networking Evening


Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 

For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com 




Zscaler enables organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Zscaler cloud-delivered services securely connect users to their applications and cloud services, regardless of device, location, or network, while providing comprehensive threat prevention and a fast user experience. All without costly, complex gateway appliances.


Exabeam is the Smarter SIEM™ company. We help security operations and insider threat teams work smarter, allowing them to detect, investigate and respond to cyberattacks in 51 percent less time. With the Exabeam Security Management Platform, analysts can collect unlimited log data, use behavioral analytics to detect attacks, and automate incident response, both on-premises or in the cloud.

Fortinet Arrow

Fully integrated, high-performance IT security. Fortinet offers award-winning network and content security and secure access products that work together in a collaborative security fabric. The fabric combines security processors, intuitive operating system and threat intelligence. This provides proven security, performance and simplified administration.

Independent test institutes confirm the solution efficiency and the majority of the Fortune-500-companies are Fortinet customers. 

NetScout Arbor

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS helps assure digital business services against disruptions in availability, performance, and security. Our market and technology leadership stems from combining our patented smart data technology with smart analytics. We provide real-time, pervasive visibility, and insights customers need to accelerate, and secure their digital transformation.


Guardicore is an innovator in data center and cloud security that protects your organization’s critical assets using flexible, quickly deployed, and easy to understand micro-segmentation controls. Our solutions provide a simpler, faster way to guarantee persistent and consistent security — for any application, in any IT environment.  

For more visit: www.guardicore.com 


Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 12,200 customers and active users in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings.

The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications across on-premises, endpoints, cloud, containers, and mobile environments. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, and managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity is a leading IT security company that protects digital assets of companies and public institutions around the world against cyberattacks. The IT security expert provides innovative data protection solutions for cloud environments, advanced security for websites, web applications and web services as well as network encryption, desktop and mobile security. To prevent cyberattacks proactively, the trusted security solutions are developed according to the security-by-design approach.


The Netskope security cloud provides unrivaled visibility and real-time data and threat protection when accessing cloud services, websites, and private apps from anywhere, on any device. Only Netskope understands the cloud and delivers data-centric security from one of the world’s largest and fastest security networks, empowering the largest organizations in the world with the right balance of protection and speed they need to enable business velocity and secure their digital transformation journey. Reimagine your perimeter with Netskope.

Fraunhofer Institut

Emerging from Israel’s national cybersecurity center, Morphisec fundamentally alters the cyber security landscape with its moving target defense technology, which keeps organizations consistently ahead of attacks.

Morphisec Endpoint Threat Prevention blocks zero-days and advanced attacks in real time, before they cause any damage.

Check Point

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture that defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information, plus the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.

genua GmbH

genua GmbH is a German specialist for IT security. Our range of services includes the protection of sensitive interfaces in the public authority and industrial sectors, the networking of highly critical infrastructures, reliably encrypted data communication via the Internet, remote maintenance systems and remote access solutions for mobile employees and home offices. genua is a company of the Bundesdruckerei Group.

For more information, please visit www.genua.de


SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH is one of the leading system integrators in Germany. The company has a workforce of more than 1,200 employees at 19 different locations. Thanks to this well-established, nationwide branch network, our customers are guaranteed comprehensive support and short distances to our offices. SVA's company goal is to achieve high-quality IT solutions for our customers. Among our clients are authorities and institutions at federal, state and local levels, authorities for domestic and international security, companies from the automotive industry, telecommunications, banks, insurance companies and the healthcare sector. The public sector office specialises in the sale of hardware and software from various well-known manufacturers alongside the sale of corresponding IT services; from conception, planning and consulting through to the integration and operation of system solutions and specialist applications for public clients. 

Trend Micro

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity, is passionate about making the world safe for exchanging digital information, today and in the future.


Stadt Bonn

CyberX delivers the only cybersecurity platform built by blue-team experts with a track record of defending critical national infrastructure. That difference is the foundation for the most widely deployed platform for continuously reducing IoT/ICS risk and preventing costly production outages, safety and environmental incidents, and theft of intellectual property.


NCP develops universally applicable software components enabling end devices to easily and securely connect to the corporate network via public networks in conjunction with a fully automated central remote access VPN management. NCP's Secure Communication Products are made for many different scenarios e.g. mobility, M2M, IIoT and classic VPN scenarios.

Members Cyber Cluster Bonn
IHK Bonn/Rhein-Sieg
IT Concepts Professional GmbH
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Special Sponsor


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For more information, please visit: www.pwc.de/cybersecurity


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The World Conference Center is located about 10-15 minutes by car from the main station and 20-30 minutes from Köln/Bonn airport. 

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Please try to use the parking garage in Karl-Carstens-Straße, or alternatively the one in Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße. A third parking garage you can find in Emil-Nolde-Straße. A day pass is € 15.

World Confernce Center
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2
53113 Bonn