Dr. Gunnar Jacobson

Managing Director / Secardeo GmbH

Dr. Gunnar Jacobson has been CEO of Secardeo GmbH since he founded the Munich-based IT security company pioneering in certificate management solutions back in 2001. Prior to founding Secardeo, he was a Principal Consultant and headed up research teams in the areas of e-business and IT security at a major multinational. He started his career in the field of software development and IT security consulting for a German software company.

Dr. Jacobson’s main focus areas are Public Key Infrastructures, global end-to-end encryption and most noteworthy certificate distribution and management.

He received his diploma in electrical engineering at Technische Universität München (TUM) in 1989 and in 1999 was awarded a Ph.D. in the field of authentication protocols.

Dr. Jacobson is the author of a series of scientific and technical publications and holds several patents. He is a member of the program committee of the D-A-CH security conference.