Management

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 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
  • CISSP-ISSAP – Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
  • CISSP-ISSMP – Information Systems Security Management Professional
  • CISSP-ISSEP – Information Systems Security Engineering Professional
  • CSSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
  • CISA – Certified Information Security Auditor
  • CISM – Certified Information Security Manager
  • GICSP – Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (SANS/GIAC)
  • GPEN – Penetration Tester (SANS/GIAC)
  • GWAPT – Web Application Penetration Tester (SANS/GIAC)
  • ISA99/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist
  • ISO 27001 Certified Information Security Manager
  • ISO 27001 Certified Information Security Auditor
  • TSA TÜV Trusted Security Auditor
  • Certified Data & IT Security Expert (Incite)
  • CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker
  • CSM – Certified SCRUM Master
  • 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 Deputy 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