Olaf Siemens

Olaf Siemens new Vice President Secure Communications of Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity, leading manufacturer of IT security solutions for companies and authorities, has gained Olaf Siemens, an experienced cybersecurity specialist, as the new vice president of secure communications. Siemens took over the position at the beginning of 2018.

Olaf Siemens will be responsible for developing the product portfolio of Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity for “Secure Communications”. A particular focus will be on expanding leadership in line encryption and supporting international expansion. In addition, he plans the launch of a new encryption product generation with new and patented technological approaches.

"As part of Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity, I am very pleased to support the development and establishment of a leading European cybersecurity provider," said Olaf Siemens. "Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity stands for innovation, high quality and reliability – all indispensable prerequisites for effective security."

"With Olaf Siemens, we now have another IT security expert on board, with whom we will drive the establishment of new products in the field of secure communication," says Reik Hesselbarth, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity. "Especially in the segment of national and international security authorities, we see great potential here."

Siemens previously held senior IT security positions, including as Chief Operation Officer of the German Cybersecurity Organization in Berlin (specialized in Threat Intelligence and Threat Detection) and as Director of Product Development at encryption specialist Utimaco (now Sophos). As general manager, he also managed the IT security business of TÜV Rheinland and expanded it.

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