Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke

Director of Cybercrime Research Institute

Marco Gercke is a global thinker and writer focussing on Global Security and Cybersecurity. For more than ten years he has advised governments, international organisations and the private sector. He is Director of the Cybercrime Research Institute, an independent global think tank dealing with legal aspects.

"Cybersecurity has become a major concern for nations and businesses worldwide" Marco Gercke

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  • Current developments in relation to Cybersecurity (Prism, Tempora,...)
  • Cybersecurity in the Context of Global Security Concerns
  • How Cybersecurity and Cybercrime affect Businesses and Nation States
  • Cybersecurity as CEO Domain
  • Role and Responsibility of Businesses in Cybersecurity
  • Cyber Incident Simulation


He presents in German and English.

How he presents

A distinguished, experienced speaker and highly respected moderator, Prof. Gercke provides excellent and useful inside knowledge on the topic of cybercrime. His deliveries are full of practical examples, clear and highly informative.

Books & Media

  • Understanding Cybercrime, 3rd Edition (the book was translated to French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Arabic)
  • Hard and Soft Law Options in the Response to Cybercrime
  • Internet Crime in Germany - Status and Trends
  • Praxishandbuch Internetstrafrecht

In Detail

Prof. Gercke is teaching International Criminal Law, European Criminal Law and Cybercrime at the University of Cologne and is lecturer at the University of Macau, Oldenburg University and Muenster University. He was and is member of various international committees - among them the United National Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force and Europol. As advisor he supported more than 80 countries in strengthening their capacities in relation to Cybersecurity and Cybercrime. He was appointed as member of the ITU High Level Expert Group and advised the ITU Secretary General within the development of the Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA).


Prof. Gercke is constantly analysing challenges and trends related to Cybersecurity and Cybercrime. His audience gain a full understanding of what actions they have to make to protect themselves and their companies. Additionally he conducts customised Cyber Incident Simulations. Decision makers will experience a confrontation of sophisticated attacks against their company. A great learning curve with an integrated audience.....



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