Jan-Peter Kleinhans

Project Director "IT security in the Internet of Things"

Jan-Peter Kleinhans is director of the project IT Security in the Internet of Things (IoT). Currently his work focuses on the intersection of global semiconductor supply chains, IT security and geopolitics. He has a special interest in the security and resilience of our future mobile networks – 5G.

After joining SNV in 2014 Jan-Peter analyzed why the market failed to produce reasonably trustworthy consumer IoT devices. He explored if and how standardization, certification and market surveillance can create economic incentives for IoT manufacturers to produce secure and trustworthy IoT devices.

Jan-Peter presented his work on 5G security at the German parliament's committee on foreign affairs and the NATO parliamentary assembly. Articles by him have been published in Internationale Politik, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Handelsblatt and others. Jan-Peter regularly presents his findings at national and international conferences and is interviewed by German and international media.

Jan-Peter is Fellow of the Transatlantic Digital Debates 2016. He studied communication sciences in Uppsala, Sweden and business informatics in Darmstadt.

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Internet of Things Security, 5G, Mobile Communication, Industrial Espionage, IT Security Certification