Norbert Pohlmann studied Electrical Engineering, specialized in Computer Science in Aachen (Germany), and has written his doctoral thesis on “Possibilities and Limitations of Firewall Systems”. He was founder and Managing Director at the start-up company KryptoKom. After the merger with Utimaco Safeware AG he was a member of the Utimaco Safeware AG management board from 1999 to 2003. Since 2003 Norbert Pohlmann has been a Professor in the Computer Science Department information security and since 2005 he has been director of the Institute for Internet Security - if(is) at the Westphalia University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen, Germany. He is also chairman of the board of the IT Security Association TeleTrusT and member of the board of the Internet industry association eco.