Managing Directory and “Chief Security Improvement Officer” of B-SEC better secure KG is Thomas Bleier. He is a court-appointed and certified expert for IT and data security, encryption and building automation.

Thomas Bleier holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna and a Masters Degree in Information Security Management from the Danube University Krems. The company was founded by him after having gained nearly 20 years of experience in various roles and topics in the security field in various companies, including:

  • Teamlead IT Security Professional Services at T-Systems Austria
  • Program Manager ICT Security in the Safety & Security Department of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
  • ISO 27001/27018/27701 auditor at CIS Cert GmbH
  • Trainer and lecturer at FH Campus Wien, FH Wiener Neustadt, FH Burgenland, Danube University Krems, OVE Academy, TÜV Austria Academy, etc.
  • Technical Consultant and Project Manager at Fabasoft AG
  • Managing Director and Technical Manager of Bioenergie Bleier GmbH & Co KG

Over time he has successfully completed a number of relevant industry certifications, such as:

  • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC²)
  • CISSP-ISSAP – Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC²)
  • CISSP-ISSMP – Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISC²)
  • CISSP-ISSEP – Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISC²)
  • CSSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (ISC²)
  • CISA – Certified Information Security Auditor (ISACA)
  • CISM – Certified Information Security Manager (ISACA)
  • GICSP – Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (SANS/GIAC)
  • GRID – Global Response Industrial Defense (SANS/GIAC)
  • GXPN – Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (SANS/GIAC)
  • GPEN – Penetration Tester (SANS/GIAC)
  • GWAPT – Web Application Penetration Tester (SANS/GIAC)
  • GAWN – Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (SANS/GIAC)
  • GMOB – Mobile Device Security Analyst (SANS/GIAC)
  • GCPN – GIAC Cloud Penetration Tester (SANS/GIAC)
  • ISA99/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist (International Society for Automation)
  • CMSE – Certified Machinery Safety Expert (TÜV NORD)
  • ISO 27001 Certified Information Security Manager (CIS Cert)
  • ISO 27001 Certified Information Security Auditor (CIS Cert)
  • TSA Trusted Security Auditor (TÜV Austria)
  • CDIT – Certified Data & IT Security Expert (Incite)
  • Geprüfter Datenschutzexperte (Incite)
  • Geprüfter Datenschutzbeauftragter (CIS Cert)
  • CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker (EC Coucil)
  • CSM – Certified SCRUM Master (Scrum Alliance)
  • ITIL V3 Foundation
  • zPM – PMA Zertifizierter Projektmanager (IPMA Level C)
  • and some more like MCSE, RHCE, etc.

Collaboration and sharing are essential to meet today’s information security needs. Because of that Thomas Bleier is a member of various organizations and committees, including:

  • Chairman of the Working Group AG MR65 Industrial Automation & Control System Security and Chairman of the Technical Committee Measurement & Control (MR65) in the OVE (Austrian Association for Electrical Engineering)
  • Head of the Cybersecurity Working Group and Member of the Board of the Information Technology Society (GIT) within OVE
  • Member of Committee ISA99 (Development of ISA/IEC 62443) of the International Society of Automation (ISA)
  • Member of the Working Groups AG 001.27 (Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection), AG 001.18 (Data Protection), AG 001.41 (Internet of Things) at Austrian Standards
  • Board member of the ISC² Austrian Chapter
  • Member of the Cyber Security Platform (CSP) of the Austrian Federal Government
  • Member of the IT Security Experts Group of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
  • Member of TeleTrusT, the Federal Association IT Security e.V. Germany
  • Member of the SANS / GIAC Advisory Board of the SANS Institute