Bert Kondruss
Executive Advisor
Keynote Speaker

About me

  • Year of manufacture 1965
  • Divorced (the marriage was good anyway 😃)
  • 1 child


Studied electrical engineering at the University of Stuttgart, graduated as Diplom-Ingenieur (graduate engineer)
Several semesters of business law at the Distance University of Hagen


Areas of work

  • Software development
  • Cyber security

Professional competencies

Strategic and operational management, software development, cybersecurity, information security, business continuity management

Personal competencies

Manager and Entrepreneur. Highly motivated, analytical, and enthusiastic personality with excellent leadership and communication skills. Solution and result oriented.

Special abilities

Structuring topics. Present complex issues in an understandable and logical manner.

My values

Honesty, integrity, responsibility, performance.

Quotes / Statements

The battle of the political systems is being carried into companies via cyber attacks. Companies often just don't suspect it. And the governments largely sits back and declares it a purely corporate responsibility.

When it comes to cybersecurity, vigilance is not enough. We need to become paranoid.

Publications and mentions

Information security / cyber security

* = Reference to
CyITS - Israel Cyber Center for Intelligent Transportation Systems: Mapping #cyberattacks by month & country (LinkedIn, 2022) *
Adaptive Office Solutions, Miramichi (Canada): Which Canadian companies and organizations have been victims ... (Facebook, 2022) *
Schlütersche Fachmedien GmbH - Malware wird zum Service (2022) *
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top October 2022 Cyber-Attacks (2022) *
Börsen-Zeitung: Cyberangriffe: Von allen Seiten (2022) *
Cisco News The EMEA Network Security-Zahl des Monats Oktober: 56 (2022) *
citadelle systems AG - Blog: IT-Budgetplanung: 4 Tipps für eine effiziente Planung (2022) *
Canadian Sailings - Transportation & Trade Logistics, Rivière Beaudette (Canada): Supply chains show slow progress toward e-document transition (2022) *
Fairfax Com - Ciberseguridad & Software, Cali (Colombia): Worldwide ransomware and cyber-attacks September 2022 (LinkedIn, 2022) *
Hochschule Anhalt, University of Applied Sciences (Germany): BSI-Newsletter SICHER INFORMIERT (2022) *
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top September 2022 Cyber-Attacks (2022) *
Wirtschaftskammer Oberösterreich / WIFI Oberösterreich, Linz (Austria): Cybercrime- & Security im Unternehmenskontext (2022) *
2|SEC Consulting, London (UK): An interesting look ... (2022) *
Trade Up Global Business Solutions, Buenos Aires (Argentina): Digitalización (LinkedIn, 2022) *
Fathi, Karim: Gesellschaftliche Multiresilienz im Kontext von Krisenbündeln und Bündelkrisen in der DACH-Region In: Resilienz als Strategie in Region, Destination und Unternehmen, SpringerGabler (2022) *
The Loadstar - Making sense of the supply chain, London (UK): Supply chains show slow progress toward e-document transition (2022) *
IBM SecurityIntelligence: The Cost of a Data Breach for Government Agencies (2022) *
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top August 2022 Cyber-Attacks (2022) *
standpunkt digital GmbH & Co. KG (Germany): Cyberangriffe gefährden Betriebe (2022) *
Infosec Program Partners, Bratislava (Slovakia): Cybercrime in Canada (2022) *
IT-Sicherheit - Magazin für Informationssicherheit und Datenschutz Das richtige Verhalten bei Hacker-Angriffen und Malware-Befall lernen (2022) *
MöbelLogistik - Offizielles Organ des Bundesverbandes Möbelspedition und Logistik (AMÖ) e.V.und der Gruppe internationaler Möbelspediteure GIM e.V. (03/2022): "Ein solcher Hackerangriff kann der Genickbruch für ein Unternehmen sein!" *
exali AG, Augsburg (Germany): Cyber-Risiko Betriebsunterbrechung: Wenn Hacker:innen Ihr Business lahmlegen ("Business interruption: When hackers cripple your business", 2022) *
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top July 2022 Cyber Attacks (2022) *
digiVolution Foundation, Muri (Switzerland) - Newsletter: August 1st, 2035 (2022) *
Die Tagespost - Katholische Wochenzeitung für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur (Germany): IT-Sicherheit in Deutschland – das Home-Office als Schwachpunkt ("IT security in Germany - the home office as a weak point", 2022) *
FreeBuf - the portal of the domestic network security industry, Shanghai (China): 大国网络安全之加拿大:背靠美国“好乘凉” ("Canada as a superpower in cybersecurity: 'Good to enjoy the cool'", 2022) *
Multi-Housing News, New York (USA): Multifamily Cybersecurity Matters More Than Ever (2022) *
Cyber Security Intelligence Ltd, South Nutfield (UK): Magecart Attacks Hit Hundreds Of US Restaurants (2022) *
Dyrand Systems, Vancouver (Canada): Common Types of Cyber Attacks and Prevention Tactics (2022) *, Rye Brook (USA): Breaking News (2022) *
Journal "IT-Sicherheit" June/July 2022, Datakontext-Verlag: IT-Sicherheit in der öffentlichen Verwaltung - IT-Sicherheitstechnologien geschickt verknüpft ("IT Security in Public Administration - IT security technologies cleverly combined", 2022) *
EUclaim Deutschland GmbH, Oberhausen (Germany) - Blog: Datensicherheit: Wenn Hacker Flughäfen angreifen ("Data security: When hackers attack airports", 2022) *
Cisco customer conference "Cisco Live 2022", Las Vegas (USA): How to build a Secure Multi-Cloud environment with Cisco Secure Workload (2022) *
TNC22, research and education networking conference, Trieste (Italien): Cyber Threat Intelligence for Research and Education (2022) *
Hochschule Anhalt, University of Applied Sciences (Germany): Newsletter Information Security 12/2022 (2022) *
TechSmart, Johannesburg (South Africa)
SA public sector a choice target for cyber extortion
(2022) *
Sandra Aengenheyster: Cyber-Radar - eine Übersicht ("Cyber radar - an overview", 2022) *
NCS Netzwerke Computer Service GmbH, Friedberg (Germany) - Blog: Internetangriffe: Die dunkle Gefahr aus dem Web! ("Internet attacks: The dark danger from the web!", 2022) *
Connected World, Columbia (USA): Managing Risks Proactively and Automatically (2022) *
AMC Wirtschaftsakademie GmbH, Wien (Austria) / Beispiele Cyberangriffe auf Uni’s und FH’s ("Examples of cyber attacks on universities and universities of applied sciences", 2022) *
VMware Inc.: VMware Security - La catena di sicurezza in un attacco hacker (VMware Security - The security chain in a hacker attack), Video (Youtube): Primavera con il VMUGIT 2022 - 2/3 - Catena di sicurezza in un cyberattacco (S.Iannelli-M.Spagnoli) Presentation for the VMware User Group Italia (VMUG Italy) (2022) *
Information Security in Healthcare – Conference 2022, Cham (Switzerland) Über Cyberrisiken und ihre Nebenwirkungen (2022) *
Comparitech - Tech researched, compared and rated (United Kingdom) Italy cyber security and cyber crime statistics (2020-2022) (2022) *
Claranet GmbH - Managed Service Provider (Germany) - Blog: IT-Sicherheit in Unternehmen: So erhöhen Sie das Schutzniveau ("IT security in companies: How to increase the level of protection", 2022, German) *
Windows-FAQ: Cyberangriffe auf die Industrie: Welche Gefahren drohen Unternehmen durch das Internet? ("Cyberattacks on businesses: What threats do companies face from the Internet?", 2022, German) *
Bundesverband für Ambulantes Operieren e.V. - Marktplatz (Germany): Cybersicherheit in der Arztpraxis – so schützen Sie Ihre Praxis ("Cybersecurity in the medical practice - how to protect your practice", 2022, German) *
CyberPeace Institute, Geneva (Switzerland): Cyber Incident Tracer (CIT) #HEALTH - a data platform that displays cyberattacks on the healthcare sector (2022) *
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (Greece) - Thessaloniki's International Student Model United Nations ThessISMUN: 1st Committee of the GA - COUNTERING CYBERATTACKS AND ESTABLISHING CYBER SECURITY STRATEGIES, THROUGH INTERNATIONAL AND COHESIVE EFFORTS, IN THE AI ERA (2022) *
Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten - Aktuelles der Politik aus Deutschland, Europa und der Welt (Newspaper in Germany): Deutscher Pumpenhersteller KSB bekräftigt Prognose für 2022 – und bietet damit Cyber-Attacke die Stirn ("German pump manufacturer KSB confirms forecast for 2022 - defying cyber attack", 2022, German) *
move - moderne verwaltung (Modern administration, Germany): Cyber-Angriffe auf die Verwaltung ("Cyber attacks on the administration", 2022, German)
Kommune21 - Journal for top administrators, heads of departments and IT decision-makers in the public sector (Germany): Studie: Cyber-Angriffe auf die Verwaltung ("Study: Cyber attacks on administrations", 2022, German)
Tradokk GmbH - Dienstleister für professionelle Softwareentwicklung - Blog: Cybersecurity (2022, German) *
indevis IT-Consulting and Solutions GmbH - Blog: Warum Abwehr allein nicht mehr ausreicht: Die Evolution von Protection zu Detection heißt MDR ("Why defense alone is no longer enough: the evolution from protection to detection is called MDR", 2022, German) *
GORISCON GmbH - Software for information risk management and data privacy management - LinkedIn: Meldungen von Cyber-Angriffen (2022, German) * - the online editorial team of the Straubinger Tagblatt / Landshuter Zeitung media group: So sicher sind Bürgerdaten im Viechtacher Land (2022, German) *
Michela Ornati, Anna Picco-Schwendener, Suzanna Marazza: 'Sizing up the body: Virtual fit platforms in fashion e-commerce' in: International Journal of Fashion Studies 2022, № 1, p. 199-218; Intellect Books, Bristol, United Kingdom (2022) *
VerkehrsRundschau - Trade journal for forwarding, transport and logistics: Cyberkriminalität: Erhöhte Bedrohungslage ("Cybercrime: Increased threat level", Contains an interview with me, 2022, German)
Österreichische Verkehrszeitung (Austria): Cyberangriffe: Bedrohung für Logistikbranche ("Cyberattacks: Threat to logistics industry", 2022, German)
American Journal of Transportation - The industry’s trusted trade and transportation news resource for over 100 years (USA): Review: Cyberattacks on transportation companies worldwide in the 2nd half of 2021 (2022)
Internationales Verkehrwesen - Das technisch-wissenschaftliche Fachmagazin: Cyberangriffe auf Verkehrsunternehmen: wachsam sein oder paranoid? ("Cyberattacks on transport companies: being vigilant or paranoid?", 2022, German)
VerkehrsRundschau - Trade journal for forwarding, transport and logistics: Spedition und Logistik im Visier von Cyberangriffen ("Freight forwarding and logistics targeted by cyber attacks", 2022, German)
f&w - führen und wirtschaften im Krankenhaus, Official Organ of the Federal Association of German Private Hospitals, ..., Issue 2/2022 Im Notfall: Klemmbrett statt Tablet ("In an emergency: clipboard instead of tablet", Anika Pfeiffer, 2022, German)
Lebensmittel Zeitung - the leading professional medium for the consumer goods industry in Germany: Royal Greenland falls victim to cyber gangsters (Maurizio Giuri and Jörg Rode, 2022, German)
CompliPro GmbH - Your experts for data privacy: Der etwas andere Jahresrück- und -Ausblick… ("The somewhat different annual review and outlook...", 2022) *
esko-systems GmbH & Co. KG, Kötz: End Device Security: Erfolgreiche Gefahrenabwehr am Endpunkt! (2022) *
Roland Benedikter, Roland; Fathi, Karim: The Coronavirus Crisis and Its Teachings: Steps towards Multi-Resilience (Koninklijke Brill N.V., 2021) *
Hannoversche Allgemeine: Forscher sagen Cyberattacken den Kampf an (Ralph Hübner, 2021) *
Lebensmittel Zeitung: Major retailers targeted by cyber gangsters (Jörg Rode, 2021, German) * - IT strategy for managers: Hackers paralyze the city of Witten (Martin Bayer, 2021, German) *
Computerwoche: Hackers paralyze the city of Witten (Martin Bayer, 2021, German) *
Computerwoche: Spectacular hacker attacks 2021 (2021, German)
Informatik Aktuell: Ransomware: Detect and stop attacks (Alexander Peters, 2021, German) *
Benjamin Eidam: The Cyber Security Contingency Plan (2021, German) *

Competitive Intelligence

CI-Handbuch: Resources for competitive intelligence
Britta Kalscheuer: Competitive Intelligence - Informationsgewinnung light (2014)
Johannes Deltl: Strategische Wettbewerbsbeobachtung, Springer Gabler (2011)
Nils Röder: Industriespionage - Risikofaktor Mensch Masterarbeit an der Hochschule Hannover, Fakultät IV – Abteilung Betriebswirtschaft (2011)
"Competitive Intelligence: Marktforschung, Spionage, nur ein Codewort- oder was?" in "info Sicherheit, Beiträge zu Fragen der Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft" 2/2007, Verband für Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft Niedersachsen e.V.
Klaus-Henning Glitza: Competitive Intelligence - notwendige Analysemethode oder Synonym für Spionage? (2007)
Wikipedia: Konkurencinė žvalgyba (Lithuanian)
Gerhard Gmall: CI - Competitive Intelligence, Vergleich bestehender CI-Software und Konzepterstellung für ein CI-Portal Diplomarbeit im Fachbereich Informationstechnologie, Fachhochschul-Studiengang Informationsberufe, Eisenstadt 2006

Military intelligence / military history

Sean M. Maloney: Emergency War Plan: The American Doomsday Machine, 1945-1960, University of Nebraska Press (2021)
Book: Manfred Lentz unter Mitwirkung von Siegfried Haase und Birgit Halle: "Die Russen als Nachbarn - Vom Leben in den Dörfern am Flugplatz Groß Dölln 1945-1994" (2020)
Franz Spur: Militärtransportflieger Dessau-Dresden, AeroLit-Verlag (2002)
Lutz Freundt: Rote Plätze - Russische Militärflugplätze Deutschland 1945-1994, AeroLit-Verlag (2007)

Events and talks

World Record night at the 9th International Speaker Slam, November 2021

Press release: "After stops in New York, Munich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Vienna, the 9th international Speaker Slam came to the Scherer Studios in Mastershausen in Germany. Participants from 11 countries contested this top-class speaker competition under the eyes of a professional jury.
In a pre-round, 88 speakers from three continents qualified for the final, which took place on two stages and was streamed live worldwide. There, Bert Kondruss wowed the audience with a brilliant speech on the challenges of cybersecurity. His compelling performance was rewarded by the audience with a standing ovation. With this, he won the prestigious Excellence Award and, together with the other finalists, ensured that the night ended with a world record - because a Speaker Slam on two stages has never been seen before."

Bert Kondruss speaker competition 2021 Mastershausen
- Image: Dominik Pfau

Bert Kondruss Speaker Slam 2021 Mastershausen
- Image: Dominik Pfau

Guest on the Expert-Podcast

Here I was on the Expert-Podcast with Selina.

Podcast Bert Kondruss 2021

Interview (2021)

Seminar Competitive Intelligence (2007)

Competitive Intelligence, Verband für Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft Niedersachsen e.V.



Erfahrungen & Bewertungen zu Bert Kondruss

Reference customers

"Bert Kondruss has regularly and successfully advised and accompanied us in matters of digitalization and cyber security. His competent and authoritative manner was helpful to understand the issues well and helped us in our
our decisions very much. We are happy to recommend Bert Kondruss to others."
Management of the EHG Edelstahl Rohrherstellung GmbH


"With his very personal story, he made the complex topic of cybersecurity accessible to every audience member. Great compliments!" - Elke S.
"100% Authentic ! Thank you, you were an asset to our event." - Karsten S.
"From the first to the last second, Bert Kondruss' lecture captivated me. He knows how to bring his subject to the stage in an entertaining way. I look forward to more." - Claudia H.



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