Dr. Sven Herpig

Project Director "International Cyber Security Policy"

Dr. Sven Herpig is project director for international cyber security policy. This includes the transatlantic expert network Transatlantic Cyber Forum (TCF), the EU Cyber Direct (EUCD) project funded by the European Commission as well as an ongoing analysis of German cyber security policies.

Sven’s current focal areas include the attack surface of machine learning with regards to national security, geopolitical responses to cyber operations, government hacking and vulnerability management.

Sven served as expert on IT security for the Committee of the Interior and Homeland of the German parliament and for the European Union study on Legal Frameworks for Hacking by Law Enforcement. He presented his work inter alia at the US Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, the European Parliament, the German parliament and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. Sven regularly appears in German and international media.

Before Sven joined the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, he was working with Germany's federal government for several years. First, we worked with the IT security staff at the Federal Foreign Office. He then became deputy of the cyber security and society unit at the Federal Office for Information Security. His PhD analyzed the strategic implications of cyber security and cyber operations for the state.

Sven is a Visiting Research Fellow for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies at the University of Hull

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