Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the DACH CISO Community

Thomas Mann

CISO, Group BCM Officer


Thomas Mann is the CISO for K-Businesscom AG. He has more than 14 years of experience in information security and eight years in management functions. Before this, he worked for 10 years in the area of ISP´s as managing director and consultant. His part-time profession is working as ISO 27001 and EN50600 lead auditor for certifying customers.

Learn more about the DACH CISO community here.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Be open minded for new processes and technologies, and keep learning every day. Be a partner for enabling the business and try to find a risk balance which is acceptable.

With disruption being a key theme of recent years, where do you see the CISO role going in the next 1-2 years?

The fulfilment of the EU regulations in the area of Cybersecurity will take a lot of my time in the next 2 years - making sure that our business and the business of our customers ist compliant.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out as a CISO?

Build a network with CISO peers to manage the challenges in cybersecurity in the best way. Learn from each other. Get involved in the business of your company and understand the risks and opportunities. Align to standards as often as you can, and try to reduce complexity as much as you can.

Tell us a few fun facts about yourself.

I am a solar energy and electric car nerd. I like alpine skiing and the mountain nature - there are not many people who like to follow me in those areas, I don't know why :)

What is the value of joining an Evanta community? 

The Evanta community is a valuable network for me which supports me in my daily and strategic business decisions.

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