Ammar Alkassar has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a M.Sc. from Saarland University. Before joining Sirrix, Alkassar was senior researcher at the German Center for Artificial Intelligence and before that he was a researcher at Stevens Tech, NJ and HUT, Helsinki. Since 2005, he has been CEO of Sirrix AG security technologies, one of Germany’s leading security suppliers. He is a member of the Federal Industry/Government Commission on IT-Security and a board member in Germany’s IT-Security association TeleTrusT. He is also Director of the European Competence-Center for IT-Security.