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Marco Gercke

Director of Cybercrime Research Institute

Marco Gercke is a global thinker, writer and expert focussing on Global Security Issues with a special focus on 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. 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).

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

Marco Gercke

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. As advisor he supported more than 80 countries in strengthening their capacities in relation to Cybersecurity and Cybercrime.

What he offers you

Prof. Gercke is constantly analysing challenges and trends related to Cybersecurity and Cybercrime. In the last ten years he gave more than 500 speeches at international conferences and published more than 100 articles and books.

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.


He presents in German and English.

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  • Current developments in relation to Cybersecurity (Prism, Tempora,...)
  • Risks related to Espionage and Economic Espionage
  • 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


  • 2012
    Understanding Cybercrime, 3rd Edition (the book was translated to French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Arabic)
  • 2012
    Hard and Soft Law Options in the Response to Cybercrime
  • 2011
    Internet Crime in Germany - Status and Trends
  • 2009
    Praxishandbuch Internetstrafrecht

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