Dr. Sebastian Schmerl is responsible for the Cyber Defence and Industrial Security divisions at Computacenter. He supports customers in preventing, detecting and responding to security incidents in complex IT landscapes and within the shop floor IT. Sebastian Schmerl studied computer science at Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus with a focus on IT security. He then worked as a research assistant in the field of information security and received his doctorate with distinction in 2011 for his work on reactive IT security. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), the author of numerous conference papers and a program committee member for numerous conferences. Sebastian Schmerl is also deputy spokesman of the board of directors of the German Computer Science Society speacial interest group SIDAR, which advises on “Detection and Control of Information Security Incidents”.