Director, Digital Society Institute, European School of Management and Technology
Sandro Gaycken


Dr Sandro Gaycken is director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin. He has published five scientific monographs, including three on cyberwarfare, along with more than 60 other publications.

Dr Gaycken is an Oxford Martin School Fellow, a program committee member of the Harvard-MIT workshop series on cyber norms, and a Senior Advisor for the AI Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, and an IEEE permanent reviewer.

As an advisor to the German government, he helped to create Germany’s foreign cyber policy strategy, the German MoD’s cyber defense process, the German chancellery’s German-Chinese No-Spy agreement, as well as serving as an expert witness in NATO cyber counterintelligence cases, and as director in NATO’s SPS program for national cyberdefense strategies.

He is an advisor to industry and has also founded his own cyber companies. He writes frequent op-eds in newspapers like Handelsblatt, FAZ, Süddeutsche and DIE ZEIT, and comments regularly on media outlets such as CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired,
Vanity Fair and Al Jazeera.