Kai Rannenberg


Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security (www.m-chair.de) at Goethe University Frankfurt since 2002. Visiting Professor National Institute for Informatics in Tokyo, Japan since 2012. Since 2021 Honorary Treasurer IFIP (www.ifip.org), before Vice President. Since 2007 Convenor ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 5 “Identity management & privacy technologies”. Chair CEPIS (www.cepis.org) Legal & Security Issues Special Interest Network since 2003. 2004-2013 academic expert in the Management Board of EU Network and Information Security Agency, ENISA; 2013 till 2020 member ENISA’s Advisory Group (till 2019 named Permanent Stakeholder Group). 1999-2002 with Microsoft Research Cambridge focusing on Personal Security Devices & Privacy Technologies“.

Kai has been coordinating several leading EU research projects, e.g. the Network of Excellence Future of Identity in the Information Society and the Integrated Project Attribute based Credentials for Trust. Currently he is coordinating CyberSec4Europe, a pilot for the European Cybersecurity Competence Network the EU is aiming for.

Kai's research interests include:

- Mobile and embedded systems and Multilateral Security in e.g. M-Business, LBS, transport systems, and industrial applications

- Privacy and identity management, especially attribute based authorization

- Communication infrastructures and devices, e.g. personal security assistants and services;

- Security and privacy standardization, evaluation, and certification.


Contributions by Kai Rannenberg