Prof. Dr. Dennis-Kenji Kipker

Prof. Dr. Dennis-kenji Kipker

Prof. Dr. dennis-kenji kipker


References and Affiliations

Professor for Cybersecurity Law, Bremen/Germany

Visiting Professor,
European and International IT Security and Data Protection Law, Riga/Latvia

Graduate School of Law, Lecturer, Tokyo/Japan

Member of the Board, Berlin/Germany

Advisor, Washington, D.C., USA

Legal Advisor (Competence Center Information Security and CERT@VDE), Frankfurt am Main/Germany

Member of the Advisory Board, Vilnius/Lithuania

Of Counsel, Berlin/Germany

Senior Manager Risk Advisory, Hamburg/Germany

Visiting Professor/Associated Faculty Member, Beijing/People's Republic of China

Software Systems Engineering, Lecturer, Potsdam/Germany

About Professor Kipker

Prof. Dr. Dennis-Kenji Kipker is one of the leading minds in cybersecurity in Germany and works as a Professor of IT Security Law at Bremen University of Applied Sciences and is a Visiting Professor at the private Riga Graduate School of Law in Latvia, established by the Soros Foundation. Here he researches topics at the intersection of law and technology in cybersecurity, data protection, and digital resilience in the context of global crises, with a research focus particularly on Chinese IT law.


He also serves as Legal Advisor to the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies VDE, CERT@VDE and works in the policy area as a member of the board of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID) in Berlin on the benchmarks of future IT regulation in Germany and the EU.

As managing director of the private consulting firm “Certavo” in Bremen, he is also committed to the development and implementation of pragmatic solutions for digital compliance and IT strategy planning for companies. In this capacity, he regularly takes on consulting and expert opinion assignments for various German and European institutions, such as the German Federal Government and the European Commission.

Kipker is the founder and editor of the journal “International Cybersecurity Law Review” at Springer, as well as co-editor of the journals “Multimedia Law” and “Digital Law”, in addition to the legal commentary “Information Security Law” and the legal handbook Cybersecurity published by C.H. Beck in Munich. As a publicist and author, he regularly writes guest articles for various German and international media on the topics of security, digital resilience, geopolitical IT strategy and digital civil rights, and once a month he writes the “Data Column” for the Bremen/Germany daily newspaper “Weser-Kurier” and the IT column “Perspectives” in the Berlin daily newspaper “Tagesspiegel”.

Since 2022, Kipker is heading the “Digitalization” presidium working group of the German Informatics Society. In 2023, Dennis Kipker received several expert positions at prestigious international companies, such as NordVPN (Advisor), Grant Thornton (Senior Manager) and reuschlaw (Of Counsel).


Keynotes & Moderation:

The moderation of conferences, conventions and events is part of Professor Kipker’s daily program – nationally and globally for government institutions and authorities, but also for private companies and industry associations. In addition, he is regularly requested as a high profile keynote speaker.

News & TV:

Dennis-Kenji Kipker is a regular guest in national and international web, print and audiovisual media – either as an interview partner or as a guest author. Here he comments on current digital policy and strategic issues with relevance to cybersecurity, compliance, intelligence, resilience and sovereignty.

Podcasts & YouTube:

Dennis-Kenji Kipker supports activities in social media with his expertise and many years of experience in recording podcasts and online video contributions. His event office will be happy to provide you with a comprehensive list of references upon request regarding different topics on technology and digitalization.