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With Jens Rüster, the European organization Swiss IT Security Group (SITS Group) appoints an internationally experienced CEO for Germany.

After studying economics, Jens Rüster began his successful career in 1999 at the corporate headquarters of Debis Systemhaus. In 2001, as a member of the Post Merger Integration Team he moved to the new founded T-Systems and quickly gained his first international experience.

After working in various positions within T-Systems in Europe, the former competitive athlete with a great interest in digitalization, customer experience and AI, became a member of the executive board of the System Integration division in 2008. There he took over responsibility for the international business in 16 subsidiaries. After more than 20 successful years at T-Systems, Jens Rüster moved in 2021 to the French IT consulting company Devoteam S.A. Here, as a member of the executive board, he was responsible for the successful development of the global ServiceNow business until he followed the call of Swiss IT Security Group.

“With his proven expertise in the areas of cloud computing, IT service management, IT outsourcing and his international experience, Jens Rüster is the ideal person to join the team in the role of CEO Germany and will continue to drive our successful growth strategy as a problem solver in the area of cybersecurity”.

Dr. Christian Oversohl, CEO of SITS Group AG

Wettingen (CH), Søborg (DK) 12th, December 2022

Swiss IT Security Group (SITS Group) has acquired SecureDevice A/S, a Danish Security-as-a-service specialist. The acquisition further strengthens the portfolio of cyber security services of SITS Group and provides another important milestone in the group’s quest of becoming one of Europe’s leading cyber security service providers to enterprise customers, public institutions, and SMEs. Terms and conditions of the transaction are not disclosed.

SecureDevice’s MDR/SOC solutions (Managed Detection and Response/Security Operations Center), which are continuously monitoring all security-related events in the customers’ networks, are a key element of an effective cyber security posture. The intelligent and automated solutions provide customers the ability to detect threats early and to respond rapidly in an increasingly complex cyber security threat landscape.

Founded in 2004 in Søborg (Denmark), SecureDevice provides state-of-the-art security services to large companies in the private and public sector. SecureDevice’s service offering is based on a strong internal technological platform, partnerships with globally leading cybersecurity vendors, like IBM Security, Microsoft, Cisco and others, and a team of highly qualified cyber security specialists.

“We are very pleased to join Swiss IT Security Group and to have found an experienced and reliable partner for sustainable growth respecting our company culture and DNA. To develop and scale our solutions across Europe, SITS Group is the right partner to jointly offer a comprehensive cyber security portfolio to our customers.”

Michael Albek, founder and CEO

“SecureDevice with its powerful and scalable services in the MDR/SOC market and a strong delivery platform further strengthens our position as one of Europe’s leading IT security services companies. From now on we can offer our customers a nearly complete portfolio of IT security services. At the same time, SecureDevice customers can profit from access to an even increased service portfolio in the areas of protection, detection, and defense.”

Dr. Christian Oversohl, CEO of SITS Group

About SecureDevice

SecureDevice A/S is a Danish IT security business. Their core business is consultancy advice on, and delivery of, market-leading IT security solutions for Scandinavia’s top enterprises. SecureDevice considers it to be particularly important that their employees have deep technical insight and broad experience of implementing IT security solutions in different IT environments at some of Scandinavia’s most security conscious companies. Their consultants are familiar with all details of the delivered solutions and are highly experienced in matters of IT security.

About Swiss IT Security Group AG

The Swiss IT Security Group, headquartered in Wettingen (Switzerland), offers its customers comprehensive security services and solutions. With 600+ employees, the company combines the know-how, resources, and services of a top-class IT security provider into a comprehensive service provider and offers its customers overall IT security concepts based on the aspects of protection, detection, and defense with the help of innovative solutions and technologies.

September 8, 2022

Dr Carsten Voigt has been appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Swiss IT Security Group AG with effect from 07 September 2022.

Carsten Voigt, who holds a doctorate in physics, is a proven expert in information technology and has many years of experience in the field of digitalisation and information security. Thanks to his more than 20 years of practical experience in management positions at companies such as Sapient, Telekom and most recently as Senior Vice President at Giesecke & Devrient, Dr Carsten Voigt has extensive skills to successfully lead the Swiss IT Security Group operationally as CIO. With his proven expertise, he will drive the Group’s innovation management and identify and develop potential for improvement.
“We are convinced that in Dr Carsten Voigt we have found a highly qualified CIO for the diverse challenges in IT management. With his broad-based expertise, he will advance the further development of Swiss IT Security Group into one of the leading European cybersecurity companies,”.

Dr. Christian Oversohl, CEO of SITS Group

Wettingen (Switzerland), August 25, 2022

Mit sofortiger Wirkung wurde Frau Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert in den Verwaltungsrat der Swiss IT Security Group berufen.

Die promovierte und habilitierte Informatikerin ist Leiterin des Lehrstuhls für „Sicherheit in der Informatik“ an der Technischen Universität München sowie Leiterin des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Angewandte und Integrierte Sicherheit (AISEC) in Garching bei München. Daneben ist sie unter anderem Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats der Bundesdruckerei, der Trumpf GmbH und der BWI GmbH.

Als Mitglied wichtiger wissenschaftlicher und industrieller Gremien berät sie Unternehmen, Wirtschaftsverbände sowie Ministerien auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene bei der Entwicklung von Forschungsstrategien und der Umsetzung von Sicherheitskonzepten.

Ihre Leistungen wurden unter anderem mit den Auszeichnungen „Deutschlands Digitale Köpfe“ des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung sowie 2021 mit dem Bayerischen Verdienstorden gewürdigt.

“As an internationally renowned and excellently connected cyber security expert, Prof. Dr. Eckert will be able to play a key role in shaping the Group’s further development into one of Europe’s leading cyber security companies”.

Jürgen Rottler, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SITS Group

As of May 2022, the companies Pallas and Dunkel will be merged into Swiss IT Security-Deutschland GmbH. The thus strengthened Swiss IT Security Deutschland GmbH (SITS D) thus also bundles the know-how of its subsidiaries Pallas and Dunkel into holistic solutions and services for the benefit of the customers of all companies. From the merger, SITS D gains extensive additional service areas and the expertise of the two subsidiaries in addition to the previous business areas of Secure Digitisation, Private & Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Transformation, Managed Services & Out-Tasking and Managed Secure Workplace, and henceforth combines them under one roof.

With the integration of Pallas and Dunkel, SITS D now has the combined services of highly qualified employees and the following additional offerings: Cloud Storage, Managed Security Services, Outsourcing & Hosting, Virtual Data Centres, Secure Email and S3 Storage. In combination with the range of services offered by SITS D, a significantly more comprehensive range of services from a single source is now available to our customers. They benefit from a single point of contact that plans, implements and operates holistic solutions and services in the area of digital transformation, productivity, security, compliance and governance on-premises as well as in the cloud.

The management of SITS D, consisting of Ralf Wecke and Ralf Christ, was joined by Stephan Sachweh in January 2022. With the merger, SITS D secures the jobs of the three companies in the long term and provides its approximately 120 employees with additional perspectives as well as the opportunity for intensive cooperation and optimisation of existing products. Customers and partners will continue to benefit from the support of their usual contact persons. In doing so, Swiss IT Security Deutschland continues to successfully rely on long-standing and established partnerships with leading solution providers, which certify SITS D’s highest partner status as well as extensive certifications.

Wettingen (Switzerland) January 12, 2022

Christian Oversohl appointed as new CEO of Swiss IT Security Group AG

Effective January 15, 2022, Dr. Christian Oversohl will be appointed as the new CEO of Swiss IT Security Group AG (SITS Group). He assumes the role from Philipp Stebler as part of a planned succession. Stebler founded the company in 2017 and continues to support it as an investor and member of the Board of Directors.

Christian Oversohl brings more than 25 years of top management experience in leading global digital consulting and technology services companies, including 17 years as Managing Director and Senior Vice President at Publicis Sapient and several years as Member of the Board at Allgeier Connect AG. International acquisitive and organic growth, a deep understanding of digital transformation and fast changing markets as well as building strong teams and supportive organizational structures are among his major strengths.

„Christian Oversohl combines all the requirements and experiences we need to grow Swiss IT Security Group into one of Europe’s leading cyber security companies in the coming years,” says Jürgen Rottler, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SITS Group. “The combination of many years of extremely successful international top management experience and deep industry expertise makes him an ideal fit for the position of our CEO.“

Frankfurt (Germany) / Wettingen (Switzerland) October 21, 2021

Media Release

As of today, the partnership between Triton Fund V, advised by Triton, and Swiss IT Security Group (SITS Group) is official. Following the fulfilment of all closing conditions, the change of ownership from Ufenau V German Asset Light SLP, a fund exclusively advised by Ufenau Capital Partners, to the new investor Triton has thus been completed. Terms and conditions of the transaction are not disclosed.

Founded in 2017, the SITS Group is one of the leading European providers of IT security services. The portfolio includes strategic cybersecurity consulting and implementation support, managed security services and software solutions. The company is active across industrial sectors and supports corporations, SMEs as well as public institutions in protecting their IT infrastructure and combating cybercrime. The Swiss IT Security Group currently employs a permanent staff of over 500 experts in 19 offices in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Triton, the new owner of the SITS Group, primarily invests in medium-sized companies that have the potential to grow continuously over economic cycles and places great value on working in partnership with the management team as well as the employees. With the Swiss IT Security Group, they are adding a uniquely positioned company to their portfolio that is characterised by its focus on growth markets as well as leading expertise coupled with absolute customer orientation.

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In the first part of the interview with ICTkommunikation, Stephan Wettstein, CEO of the former Execure and now Swiss IT Security (SITS) AG, based in Wettingen, gave insights into a group of companies that is growing unusually quickly due to a large number of local and international acquisitions and has to bring together different cultures. In the second part of the interview, he talks about how SITS obtains good personnel and where Swiss companies are currently experiencing the greatest IT security problems, also in the wake of the pandemic.

Read part 1 of the interview here
and part 2 here

Source: ICTkommunikation

Dear customers, business partners and friends,

We are very pleased to inform you that ADDAG GmbH (formerly ADDAG GmbH & Co. KG) in Aachen is now part of the Swiss IT Security Group (SITS Group). In the context of further growth, the SITS Group and the managing partner will acquire 100 % of the shares of ADDAG.

This is already the 17th transaction since the group was founded in 2017. ADDAG is the eleventh member of the SITS Group in Germany.

ADDAG was founded in 1993 and offers excellent services in the areas of data protection and IT compliance. In the 28-year history of the company, ADDAG has become a renowned company throughout Germany since 1993, in which the 15 highly qualified and long-standing employees convince with excellent operational know-howADDAG’s services particularly include the position of the external liable data protection officer, the establishment of data protection management systems, contract work according to DSGVO, audits, data protection assessments of modern IT solutions, data protection training as well as IT compliance / IT security and the area of maintenance and monitoring of critical IT infrastructure.

The excellent know-how is reflected in the high quality and references of renowned companies. ADDAG has a diversified and loyal customer base of more than 300 companies from the healthcare, industry, research, trade and energy sectors.

Founder and managing partner Dr. Ralf Werner Schadowski will remain active as managing director of ADDAG and will also continue to develop the area of data protection within the group. 

“We can now count on numerous IT security experts in a large international network and have more opportunities to support clients in a holistic manner at the data protection / IT security interface,” is Dr. Schadowski, CEO of ADDAG, pleased to say. 

“With Ralf, we are gaining a strong entrepreneur whose personality and engagement are an excellent fit for our growing team in the group. Combined with the other companies of the SITS Group, we can now offer our clients even more comprehensive consulting services in the area of data protection and IT compliance,” is Philipp Stebler, CEO of the SITS Group, convinced. 

Swiss IT Security Group AG is in further talks with companies in Europe in order to actively promote the group’s expansion in the future. The current group employs over 600 highly qualified professionals. 

Dear customers, business partners and friends,

Swiss IT Security Group (SITS Group) and Traxion Netherlands and Traxion Belgium (Traxion): the largest independent security service provider of Identity Driven Security in the Benelux, are delighted to announce that we have reached and signed an agreement for a strategic partnership. With this partnership SITS Group makes the first step in the Benelux market and expand its managed security services with the Identity Centric Security Services of Traxion. We see this as an important step for both companies.

Traxion was founded in 2000 and has since than developed into the leading provider of Identity Centric Security Services in the Netherlands and Belgium. Over 130 highly qualified professionals have a high level of technical know-how as well as an eye for future developments, which is reflected in the high quality of the services, the relevant references from prestigious blue-chip customers and the successful development of the company.

“By combining our companies, our managed security services and highly qualified professionals within the SITS Group, we will be able to extent our services to our customers and realize our ambitions to help and make our customers more resilient”, says Evert van den Branden – CEO of Traxion.

„We are very pleased that Traxion is the first member outside the German, Swiss and Austria region to join the SITS Group. We are convinced that we can expand and complement the Group with Traxion strengths, especially on strategic and technical consulting. With the three founders Evert, John and Erik, we are gaining great entrepreneurs who will contribute strongly to the group and will drive and extend our buy-and-build strategy in the Benelux ” adds Philipp Stebler, CEO of Swiss IT Security Group AG.

SITS Group, including Traxion, is in further talks with companies in Europe in order to actively promote the group’s expansion to become the leading European IT Security Group in the future. The current group employs over 600 highly qualified professionals.