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Dr. Barbara Mandl

Data security expert

Short Vita

Dr. Barbara Mandl (data security expert) provides guidelines and strategies for the development of cyber security organisations in various business areas. Her background ensures that she can view these challenges holistically from all perspectives such as organizational, regulatory, procedural or technical.

Previously she was Group CISO at Daimler until May 2017; she was also responsible for Global Identity, Access Management and Security Architecture at Daimler. Barbara Mandl’s career has taken her through various telecommunications and IT organizations. These included senior management positions as Chief Engineer at Nortel and at an ASP/Cloud company in Germany. Her career focuses on cyber security. Her background, knowledge and skills gained over decades of cyber security work make her a sought-after sparring partner for our clients in assessing business risk in data security issues. In addition, she regularly assumes the function of “External CISO/External Data Security Officer”.

  • Group Chief Information Officer at Daimler
  • Several Senior Management Positions at Daimler: Identity and Access Management, Telematics IT Development, Operations Application Service
  • Management Consultant Security
  • Technical Product and Business Development, Implementation Operations of one of the first Cloud Service companies in Germany for Business
  • Applications and Communications Networks
  • Chief Engineer at Nortel
Area of expertise
  • External CISO/External Data Security Officer
  • Interim CISO
  • Security Strategy, Innovation, Organization and Technology
  • Data security in the IOT area
  • Audit of company-wide cybersecurity and implementation of measures
  • IT Governance
  • Compliance, Security Governance and Framework
  • Keynote Speaker, Speaker and Moderator at Security Conferences
  • Masters in Theoretical Physics at University of Leiden, NL (doktoraalexamen, Drs.)
  • PhD in Theoretical Physics at University of Konstanz, DE (Dr. rer. nat.)
  • Language skills: Dutch, English, German
Banks & FinTech
IT service provider
Logistics & Transport
Digital Media
Industrial sector
Insurance industry