Legal Advisor at VDE e.V. in Frankfurt (Main), CERT@VDE. Managing Director of Certavo GmbH – international compliance management. Member of the Board of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID) in Berlin. Professor for IT Security Law at HSB City University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Visiting Professor at Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia, and e-resident of the Republic of Estonia. Scientific Managing Director of the IGMR at the University of Bremen. Member of the Faculty of Law of the University of Augsburg. Personal membership in the German Federal Association for IT Security TeleTrusT, as well as D64 | Center for Digital Progress, member of the Presidium Working Group on Data Protection and IT Security, Head of the Presidium Working Group on Digitalization of the German Informatics Society (GI) and member of the Critical Infrastructures Working Group (AG KRITIS). Management of the Transfer Office IT Security in Medium-Sized Businesses (TISiM-Regional) for the State of Bremen. Board member of the VDE Northwest Regional Association ("Hanse"). Author of numerous publications on cybersecurity and data protection. Publisher of the Legal Handbook Cybersecurity, published by Beck, Munich, and publisher of the academic journal International Cybersecurity Law Review (ICLR) by Springer. Supervision of the legal section in the journal for information security kes. Guest researcher and teaching activities in Tokyo, Moscow, Nice, Dar es Salaam, Porto Alegre, Jerusalem, Beijing, Hongkong and Los Angeles. Numerous consulting and expert opinion activities, including the European Commission, the Max-Planck-Society, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the German Corporation for International Cooperation, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, the Federal Ministry of Justice, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry of Health, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Ministry of Defence.