Ammar Alkassar
Chief Executive Officer
Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity


Since 2015, Ammar Alkassar is CEO of Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity – Germany’s major supplier for Cybersecurity. Before, he was 10 years CEO of Sirrix AG security technologies. He has a M.Sc. from Saarland University and a B.Sc. in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Before joining Sirrix, Alkassar was senior researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, and before that he was researcher at Stevens Tech, NJ and HUT, Helsinki.

He is a member of the Federal Industry/Government Commission on IT-Security and a board member in Germany’s IT-Security association TeleTrusT. Alkassar is Director of the European Competence Center for IT-Security. Moreover, he is author of numerous publications on communications, cryptography and security and regularly invited speaker at military communications and security conference, e.g. IEEE MILCOM, RSA and others. Ammar Alkassar serves as a reserve officer within the German Armed Forces.


Will the Internet Survive? The Need for Paradigm Change in Cybersecurity


In today’s digital world, there is always a need to access the Internet for business, for information and for communication.

However, most people underestimate the dangers of criminal activities and espionage on our systems through the Internet. We need to enforce secure segregation of critical systems with reliable enforcement of security policies and yet allow collaboration and information flow within the organisation.

IT and Internet security will become much more important in the future.

Rohde & Schwarz will address this security challenge and present the need for paradigm shift in cybersecurity to cope with an increasingly smarter threat environment.