Dr. Sandro Gaycken

Cybersecurity in the Euro-Asian Context
Tuesday | April 24 | 09:30 - 11:00

Dr Sandro Gaycken is director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin. He has published five scientific monographs, including three on cyberwarfare, along with more than 60 other publications. Dr Gaycken is an Oxford Martin School Fellow, a program committee member of the Harvard-MIT workshop series on cyber norms, a Senior Advisor for the AI Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, co-lead in the “Programme Transverse Sécurité Défense, Sec. Cybersecurity” at elite French university CNAM, and an IEEE permanent reviewer. As an advisor to the German government, he helped to create Germany’s foreign cyber policy strategy, the German MoD’s cyber defense process, the German chancellery’s German-Chinese No-Spy agreement, as well as serving as an expert witness in NATO cyber counterintelligence cases, and as director in NATO’s SPS program for national cyberdefense strategies. As an industrial advisor, he has conducted nine major industry studies, assesses cyber companies for venture capital firms, developed cyber risk assessment methodologies for the insurance market, and produced an extensive cyber buyer’s guide for SMEs. He also founded many of his own cyber companies, including SECURE ELEMENTS Ltd., which develops high assurance embedded systems for defense electronics. Sandro writes frequent op-eds in newspapers like Handelsblatt, FAZ, Süddeutsche and DIE ZEIT, and comments regularly on media outlets such as CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired, Vanity Fair and Al Jazeera.