BONN – the leading SECURITY center in EUROPe

The Association

What happens when concentrated cyber security knowledge meets long-standing expertise, comprehensive know-how, and high-end technology? The result is an innovative IT security cluster in which business, politics, and research optimally combine their unique competencies. 

The Cyber Security Cluster Bonn was founded on October 4th 2018 in Bonn. The association is composed of three bodies:

The Board

Dirk Backofen

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

Prof. Dr. Peter Martini

Deputy of the Chairman of the Management Board
CEO Fraunhofer FKIE

Victoria Juliet Appelbe

Deputy of the Chairman of the Management Board
Director Economic Development City of Bonn‎

Goodarz Mahbobi
Deputy of the Chairman of the Management Board
CEO axxessio GmbH
Dr. Hubertus Hille
CFO of the Management Board
CEO IHK Bonn/Rhein- Sieg
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonne
Board Member
Professor for Business Economics, University Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Dirk Lieder
Board Member
Managing Director CONET Solutions GmbH
Stephan Wirtz

Board Member
CEO anykey GmbH

The Advisory Council

Jürgen Setzer
Major General Bundeswehr
Cyber and Information Space Command (CIR)
Ursula Brohl-Sowa
Chief of Police
Bonn
Dr. Gerhard Schabhüser
Vice President
Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

Our Statute

The functions of the executive bodies are described in detail in our statute.

The location Bonn

UNIQUE SECURITY-NETWORK IN BONN AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the Cyber and Information Space (CIR) Command of the Bundeswehr, Telekom Security, the University of Bonn, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, or the Fraunhofer Institute FKIE – all have their headquarters in Bonn. They work intensively with the City of Bonn, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bonn/Rhein-Sieg, the NRW police, the large local companies Deutsche Post, Postbank, and Deutsche Telekom, but also with many medium-sized companies in the region. The foundation of the new Cyber Security Cluster Bonn will intensify these cooperations in the future.

JOINT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR REAL-WORLD SOLUTIONS

There is a fruitful exchange of ideas, activities, and human resources between the institutions in the cluster. Future projects initiated by the Cluster will have this network grow even closer together. The know-how situated in Bonn and the increasing knowledge transfer due to cluster activities lead to positive effects for all institutions located in the region. The unparalleled repertoire of experts in the closely integrated Rhineland metropolitan region facilitates the interdisciplinary pooling of competencies in the cluster and the development of practice-oriented and innovative solutions.

QUALITY OF WORK AND LIFE FOR CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONALS

Experts are attracted to areas where they can work and live comfortably. In Bonn and the region the working and living conditions and the quality of life are outstanding. Security, cultural and leisure activities, good schools for children, and availability of housing at affordable prices: all these qualities can be found in our region.