Arne Schönbohm, President of the Cyber Security Council Germany e.V., is a well-regarded security expert and consultant to key industry players and various political decision makers at the state and federal level.
In his interview with GCRI, Mr. Schönbohm describes the main tasks and goals of his Council, as well as the greatest dangers facing individuals today with regards to cyber security. He outlines the most common types of cybercrimes and how these have changed over the history of the Internet. He also discusses the kinds of Internet protection the average household user should have, as well as the delicate balance between freedom and security that society must seek to achieve.
Mr. Schönbohm began his career by studying International Management in Dortmund, London, and Taipei. From 1995 to 2008, he worked in a variety of capacities at EADS, the European Aeronautics Defense and Space group, most recently serving as Vice President of Commercial and Defense Solutions. Since December 2008, he has been CEO of BSS BuCET Shared Services AG, a Berlin-based management consulting firm that focuses on strategy, sales, and business development in the security sector for leaders of critical infrastructures.
An advisor to the public and private sector, Mr. Schönbohm has made frequent appearances in the German media, including Zeit Online, SAT.1, Deutsche Welle, Handelsblatt, Wirtschaftswoche, Welt Online, ARD, and ZDF. Mr. Schönbohm is also a member of the Cyber Security Coordination Group and author of diverse publications, including his recent book, "Germany's Security - Cyber Crime and Cyber War."
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