Dr. Gerhard Knecht

Gerhard Knecht has more than 20 years’ experience in Information Security, Risk MaGK Portrait largeLInagement, Audit and Corporate Governance. His previous positions include general manager of a software house, head of a multi-country IT training center and head of worldwide IT Audit.

He is the head of global Security Services, incorporating 8 Security Operations Centers globally, managed End Point Security services (AV, FW and encryption). His team delivers all types of Security Services, with specific success in Security Event correlation (SIEM).

Gerhard manages Business Continuity for Unisys and is also the SOX Process Owner for Enterprise Solutions.

Gerhard is responsible for global information security (e.g., Unisys Data Centers and Managed Services Centers). This includes the attainment and upkeep of the ISO27001 certifications of 30+ locations. Gerhard represented Unisys in industry analyst briefings in both the US and Europe.

Gerhard was the head of the Unisys worldwide IT-Audit department in Blue Bell, PA. With a staff of eight he was responsible for assessing the adequacy and completeness of controls in the company’s systems (including systems development) and the IT infrastructure (incl. global data center and network operations). Gerhard signed all IT Audit Reports.

Qualifications
PhD Doctorate in Computer Science / Mathematics
PIIA Diploma in Internal Audit Practice (IIA UK)
CGEIT Certif. in Governance of Enterprise IT (ISACA)
CRISC Certified in Risk & Inform. Systems Control (ISACA)
CISM Certified Information Security Manager (ISACA)
CISSP Certified Information System Security Professional
ISSMP Inform. Syst. Security Management Professional
CEng Chartered Engineer (Software, UK Engineering Council)
CeBPM Certified e-Business Process Manager (Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young

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