Cyber Security Cluster Bonn – the strong security network in Bonn

The close cooperation of companies, authorities, and research institutions in the Cluster is our basis for the future-oriented advancement of cyber security for society and business.

Our Members

anykey GmbH
apheris AI GmbH

At apheris AI GmbH we develop software and algorithms for federated and privacy preserving analytics & AI. With our technology we help companies to train secure models and gain insights from distributed data sets while protecting the privacy of data during the analysis or training. Core technologies that we leverage are Differential Privacy, Secure Multi Party Computation, Privacy Preserving Record Linkage, Homomorphic Encryption and Federated Machine Learning. We thereby empower companies to securely exchange data between and within institutions as well as build privacy compliant analytics and models.



ATM Consulting
Alpha9 Marketing GmbH & Co. KG 

Dr. Axe Assekuranz Versicherungsmakler GmbH

axxessio GmbH

axxessio GmbH is an independent, internationally active IT and management consultancy that conducts forward-looking, strategic software projects. It was founded in 2006 and has offices in Bonn and in Darmstadt. axxessio supports companies and public authorities in the conception and successful implementation of digital transformation processes and large IT systems with a focus in the field of Artificial Intelligence / Voice Recognition. Customers include leading companies in telecommunications, logistics, financial services and industry.


Bechtle IT System House Bonn / Cologne

The Bechtle IT system house Bonn / Cologne belongs to the Bechtle AG, which with approximately 70 locations, 47 solution and competence centers as well as a of around 4.3 billion euros turnover in 2018 is one of the leading system integrators in Germany. With more than 70,000 customers from industry, public authorities and the financial market, Bechtle offers vendor-neutral, seamless IT infrastructure offerings. Our central solution topics are Client Management, Server & Storage, Networking Solutions, Virtualization, IT Security and Software. At the location Bonn / Cologne with its branches in Cologne, Koblenz and Mainz currently work around 380 employees.


Behörden Spiegel

The Behörden Spiegel, Germany's largest newspaper for the public service, shows each month in journalistic critical and independent reporting ways to higher IT security in the state administration. In addition, the Behörden Spiegel is organizing the central meeting of the official CISOs in Berlin with the two-day congress PITS - Public IT Security. The portfolio is rounded off with seminars, trainings and certifications by the Cyber Academy, an independent training company in the fields of cyber security, IT security and data protection.


bluecept GmbH
brown-iposs GmbH

brown-iposs GmbH,  based in Bonn, offers systems and system integration of radio and IoT networks as well as training, product tests and studies on modern digital radio communication systems. brown-iposs has special expertise in protocol analysis and software for network optimization and planning. Radio networks for production and logistics facilities are planned and measured, WiFi, LoRA, NB-IoT and public safety networks are integrated and service platforms for mobile phone operators are implemented. In the ZIM cooperation network "BIC-IRAP" initiated by brown-iposs, the mobile Internet supply in semi-public campus networks of tomorrow is being considered in advance.


carmasec Ltd. & Co. KG
Code Intelligence GmbH
CONET Solutions GmbH
Consulting & Investment

Die Consulting & Investment berät seit über 10 Jahren als unabhängiger Versicherungsmakler mittelständische Unternehmenskunden in allen betrieblichen und IT-relevanten Versicherungsangelegenheiten
und bietet in Zusammenarbeit mit den Versicherern unternehmensspezifische Versicherungslösungen an. Dabei besteht der Zugriff auf alle wichtigen Versicherer/Spezialanbieter im IT-Bereich.

cronn GmbH

We are cronn - a Bonn-based software development company with offices in Hamburg and Białystok (PL) . Since 2013, we have been developing software that is key to our clients'  businesses and providing professional consulting services in issues regarding architecture, tools or approaches.

With regard to software development we focus on continuous quality control, which we ensure by means of automated tests.

We are able to test existing software for security gaps and close them quickly, pragmatically and cost-effectively.

Thus, we offer a full range of services within the fields of software inception, implementation and long-term maintenance, as well as customer-oriented consulting.

Deutsche Post DHL Group
dhpg Dr. Harzem & Partner mbB
firstbyte digital consulting e.K.
Fraunhofer FKIE

The Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE develops technologies and processes with the aim of early detection, mitigation and management of existential risks. In close cooperation with strategic partners, the institute is dedicated to the entire processing chain of data and information: from acquisition, transmission and processing to reliable protection. The Fraunhofer FKIE is committed to this mission both in the civilian sector and in command and reconnaissance processes in the defence technology sector. With a broad competence and excellent attention to detail, the Fraunhofer FKIE takes on the latest scientific-technological challenges in security related issues.


Fraunhofer IAIS

Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS


Fraunhofer SIT

Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology


genua GmbH

genua is an IT security specialist based in Kirchheim near Munich. The company was founded in 1992, and develops and distributes IT security solutions for public authorities and companies. These include firewalls for protection of sensitive interfaces, gateways for secure cloud computing, systems for encrypted data transmission and remote maintenance of machines via the internet, security solutions for connecting mobile users, as well as a behavior-based network security platform. Regular certifications and approvals by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) are testament to the high quality of its products. genua employs over 250 staff in Kirchheim near Munich as well as in Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart, and Leipzig, and has been a member of the Bundesdruckerei Group since 2015.


HDI Bürogemeinschaft Probson & Schäfer

HiSolutions AG
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS), University of Applied Sciences

The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS), University of Applied Sciences, was founded in 1995. It is a dynamic and research-driven university with almost 10,000 students and approximately 1.000 employees including 150 professors. The university is located in the heart of the liveable Rhineland region, with campuses in Hennef, Rheinbach and Sankt Augustin. H-BRS’ department of Computer Science is one of the largest at a University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Moreover, H-BRS runs two computer science and cybersecurity labs: the b-it (Bonn-Aachen International Centre for Information Technology) jointly with the University of Bonn, RWTH Aachen and Fraunhofer Society as well as the Learning Lab Cybersecurity with the Fraunhofer FKIE. 


Hochschule des Bundes für öffentliche Verwaltung
Bonn/Rhine-Sieg Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Bonn/Rhine-Sieg Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Weiterbildungsgesellschaft der IHK Bonn/Rhein-Sieg gGmbH
infodas GmbH
iRiskProtect BV

iRiskProtect BV is a Dutch company, founded 2011, specializing in information security consulting. We support companies from mid size to big corporations improving their security controls with our innovative, efficient and pragmatic security services. Our experts can take over project management or interim security officer positions, to organize and implement theory to real life transitions by handing over security controls and measures to the respective line functions.

Key Security Services:
Information Security Consulting (strategy, policies, concepts, processes), ISO 2700x certification, DLP, Vulnerability & Patch Management, trainings, workshops and in-service mentoring.


ITConcepts Professional GmbH

ITConcepts is a global IT consulting and services company with highly qualified and experienced consultants. We specialize in delivering solutions that automate and improve business processes. Based on industrial standards and statutory requirements, we integrate best practice and compliance into the solutions for our customers’ business processes. This gives them increased efficiency and allows them to ideally utilize their technological investments, as well as to fulfil their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) requirements. Our central focus is on Identity and Access Management (IAM), IT Security and IT Service Management (ITSM) software and processes.


itWatch GmbH

We make your company or organisation fit and resilient, especially in emergency and crisis situations. Our focus is the identification of risks and weaknesses in order to prevent emergency situations.  It is important to us that the documents we produce are not only certifiable, but also practical.

We can advise you on the planning and implementation of suitable precautionary measures. Thanks to the practical experience of our team of experts as well as demanding training courses, we can provide you with everyday security. The key is being prepared, not only in the case of an emergency.



Dr. Reinold Hagen Stiftung

Supporting human development and  creating technology”. This is the guiding principle of the Dr. Reinold Hagen Foundation which develops initiatives in  vocational training as well as in the research and development  area of the plastics and mechanical engineering.

The range of services of the foundation group also includes courses in IT qualification as well as qualifications in the topics of data security and information security which are situated in the vocational  training education of the IHK Bonn/Rhein-Sieg GmbH.

All projects and activities of the Dr. Reinold Hagen Foundation are designed to fulfill  concrete approaches and solutions to the current  social challenges.


MobX GmbH
NEVIS Security GmbH

The NEVIS Security Suite is the security solution of the in 1988 founded Swiss software company AdNovum with its headquarters in Zurich. NEVIS has been protecting the portals of banks, insurances, telecommunication and industry companies as well as authorities for over 20 years and is deployed by companies around the world today. The NEVIS Security Suite is Switzerland's market leader for identity and access management and protects over 80% of all e-banking transactions. In Germany NEVIS is represented by the Munich-based NEVIS Security GmbH.




Schönhofer Sales and Engineering GmbH

SECBIZ IT Security GmbH

Secucloud GmbH

Secucloud GmbH is active worldwide as a provider of high-availability cyber-security solutions, offering a
cloud-based security-as-a-service platform particularly for providers.
The Elastic Cloud Security System (ECS2) allows a wide range of markets and target groups (mobile
communications & landline consumers, small businesses & home offices, SMEs) to enjoy the benefits of
enterprise-level security solutions. This innovative platform does not require any special hardware or
proprietary appliances, scales automatically, and is capable of supporting more than 100 million users and their
connected devices.


Secure IT Consult


Skymatic is specialized on data security, privacy protection, and the sensible design of digitization. The company is known for the development of Cryptomator, an encryption software that allows businesses to protect their cloud data from spying eyes. The easy-to-use software received the CeBIT Innovation Award in 2016 for its user-friendliness and high-end security. 
Skymatic also develops individualized online vaults for corporations on the basis of Cryptomator technology. With the introduction of features such as key and user management and access logging, Cryptomator now becomes also available for SMEs.


SoSafe GmbH

SoSafe’s awareness platform sensitizes, trains and tests employees with regards to IT security topics. Phishing simulations and interactive e-learnings teach employees in an effective and sustainable way how to use e-mails, passwords or social media correctly. The employer receives a differentiated reporting and can finally make awareness building measurable – while 100% data privacy is ensured. 


City of Bonn

Stockpulse GmbH

StockPulse is an expert for Emotional Data Intelligence in the financial market. Since 2011, the company has been generating sentiment data from all sorts of social media channels and providing decision support for investors. Asset managers, banks, news agencies and stock exchanges worldwide rely on data quality refined by StockPulse. The company evaluates millions of opinions and news every day and shows at a glance in what kind of mood people are discussing various topics related to the Finance Market. StockPulse is working on a strategy to identify fake news and to evaluate the quality of authorship. Text analysis is done in three languages: English, German and Chinese. 


SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH

synalis GmbH & Co. KG

Cloud for tomorrow's medium-sized companies." – under this motto, synalis develops IT solutions and concepts to support business processes. Our IT services and products support companies in efficiently managing and preparing all information and data and making it securely available for targeted control and planning. Our cloud concepts specifically support processes that make a lasting contribution to optimization and increased efficiency. Our benchmark for the development of IT solutions is not what is technically feasible, but what makes business sense. In order to secure the digitization of medium-sized companies, we implement individual IT security concepts, which are supplemented by our Cyber Security Operations Center CSOC.


tarent solutions GmbH

As a technology agency with over 250 employees we develop outstanding IT-solutions for and with our customers. Our scalable Microservice Platforms build the foundation for future-proof web offerings. We let products speak with the power of IoT and we help companies to learn from their data with customized Artificial Intelligence models. In Bonn, Berlin, Cologne and Bucharest we deliver best in class solutions for businesses. At our Academy sites in Bucharest and Bonn we are sharing our practical knowledge and experience in workshops and bootcamps.


Deutsche Telekom AG

temino GmbH

Torsten Jensen IT Consulting

VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH

VdS is one of the world's most renowned and prestigious institutions for corporate security and safety, specialising in fire protection, security and natural disaster prevention. The services include risk assessments, on-site inspections, certifications of products, companies and professionals, and a comprehensive training and publication programme.

The VdS seal of approval enjoys an excellent reputation in professional circles and among decision makers. VdS clients include industrial and commercial businesses in all industries, leading international manufacturers, system houses and professional specialists, as well as risk-conscious banks and insurers.

The VdS-seal of approval for products and service providers has once again been recognised by the WIK-Survey as the most important purchase criterion in the security and safety market.

VdS is a company with more than 400 highly qualified employees. We offer high-performance services that stand for security, safety and trust not only nationally and throughout Europe, but increasingly also on global markets.

Our knowledge, our tests and certifications as well as our risk assessments and training courses are decisive success factors for our customers and partners.

All 30 DAX® listed companies are among our customers.

VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of the German Insurance Association (GDV).



We are experts in strategic consulting and planning of IT infrastructures and data centers. Founded in 1972, today we are an internationally active consulting, planning and engineering company for the complete spectrum of security and availability management. We are certified according to DIN 9001:2015. Our team of 35 permanently employed experts guarantees the highest level of competence in the areas of organisation, construction, technology, infrastructure, personnel and operation. Our expertise is also incorporated into the work of the DKE committees on the DIN EN 50518 control centre standard and the DIN EN 50600 data centre standard, as well as into the TÜViT certification advisory board. The VZM Group includes TeMedia-Verlag, publisher of the "Sicherheits-Berater", and SIMEDIA Akademie, provider of seminars and certificate courses on the subject of security.


Wild Consulting Training Coaching GmbH

Wild Consulting Training Coaching GmbH is specialized in providing support for challenging topics
related to change, transformation, agility as well as personnel and organizational development.
Through its collaboration with research institutes and universities and a strong, long-standing
telecommunications backround, Wild Consulting has experience in projects around AI, innovation, IT
security, new work and e-learning. The Wild Team offers its customers and partners inspiring
meeting rooms near the river Rhine at two locations (Bonn & Königswinter) and thereby a lot of
space for thinking out of the box. – Experience exciting trainings, workshops, conferences, bar camps
and coachings.


xiv-consult GmbH

Since its founding by ISO-Editor Prof. Dr. Weissmann in 2013, xiv-consult has established itself as architects of highly customized management systems, tailored to its clients of multinational corporations, SMEs and public institutions. These systems include information security, compliance and privacy information management systems. To offer a holistic consultation experience, the portfolio has been expanded to cover data protection, legal consultation and representation, training and workshops, awareness campaigns, technical engineering and business continuity. Security is a field that includes overlapping processes and responsibilities with almost all departments of a corporation, which is why the approach of xiv-consult to integrate management systems and utilize synergies has the most potential in efficiency and raising security.”


8S IT-Sicherheit e.K.

Testimonials from our members

Dirk Backofen

Chairman of the Management Board
Head of Telekom Security,
T-Systems International GmbH

It is our goal to make Bonn the cyber security capital of Europe. We create the perfect symbiosis of cyber security authorities, research institutions, and private industry and develop Bonn to become the "Davos for Cyber Security". With the annual large-scale event of the industry, the 'Cyber Security Tech Summit Europe', we provide an international platform that offers top keynotes and innovative security trends, and that facilitates the exchange of cyber security professionals among one another.

Prof. Dr. Peter Martini
Deputy of the Chairman of the Management Board
Fraunhofer FKIE and University of Bonn
In close cooperation with the top players in the field, our scientists and students ensure more security in the cyber and information domain. For us, basic research and application orientation are not contradictions, but a living reality.
Goodarz Mahbobi

Deputy of the Chairman of the Management Board
CEO axxessio GmbH

When the project 'Digital Bonn' was launched by the Mayor of Bonn Ashok-Alexander Sridharan and me, it was already clear that cyber security would play a major role. With the foundation of the Cyber Security Cluster we have now reached another milestone in this project! I am proud to make a contribution as a board member and I am confident that Bonn has the necessary power and know-how to lead the cluster to success.

Dr. Hubertus Hille

CFO of the Management Board
CEO IHK Bonn/Rhein-Sieg

Cyber Security needs specialized experts, experts, and even more experts. One of the clusters's missions is to promote the training and recruitment of academic and non-academic professionals. As the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, we can make a valuable contribution to this.
Dirk Lieder
Board Member
Managing Director CONET Solutions GmbH
Cyber Security is the cornerstone of a successful digital future. The combination of research, teaching, politics, manufacturers, consultants, and users in the Cyber Security Cluster Bonn is unique and contributes significantly to understanding and advancing Cyber Security as a national objective. This is an essential approach, because the challenges of secure digitalization cannot be mastered by any single party alone. In German IT and consulting firms, an impressive spectrum of the necessary security, process, and industry know-how from many years of project experience is concentrated.
Stephan Wirtz

Board Member
CEO anykey GmbH

The Cyber Security Cluster Bonn links suppliers and customers of solutions and services in the security sector – from medium-sized companies to DAX corporations. Partners are found on an equal footing.
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonne
Board Member
Professor for Business Economics, University Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

As a university of applied sciences we are aware of the importance of Cyber Security for science and the industry. Therefore, we actively participated in the initiation, conception, and foundation of the cluster. The close cooperation of companies, public authorities, and scientific institutions enables us to quickly identify current and future needs for teaching and research and to implement them tailored to our target group. We are convinced that we can make a meaningful contribution to a secure digital future together.

Christian Schmickler
Cluster Manager
Cyber Security Cluster Bonn e.V.
The establishment of the Cyber Security Cluster Bonn highlights the excellent position of our region in the field of cyber security. It is a pleasure to contribute to the growth of this diverse network and to be able to play a part in rooting the topic even more deeply in our region.

Six benefits of a membership

    The Cluster boosts the awareness of Cyber Security in organizations that are still inadequately protected and contributes to an Europe-wide perception of Bonn as an important center of Cyber Security. 

    Our members have direct access to important players in the region via our exchange formats.

    Our members receive privileged and sometimes discounted access to conferences, workshops, and other events.

    We provide our members with opportunities to get in touch with the next generation of academic and non-academic specialists. It is our commitment to help ensure that supply and demand of experts find one another most effectively – and we offer formats such as speed datings and meeting platforms. The cluster supports setting up training and further education programs for non-academic specialists and designing them as required by our members.
    We are committed to attracting further Cyber Security institutions to the region and promote our location for that matter. Our direct contacts to politicians in NRW, the federal government and the EU are a vital asset.

    The next generation of entrepreneurs is important to the Cluster. With our exchange formats and the cooperation with the Digital Hub Bonn, we want to facilitate the founding of cyber security start-ups in our region. As a member of the association, you will learn at an early stage what is going on in this field.


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