Martin Pils im Who´s Who Cybersecurity 2021

For more than 20 years, Martin has dedicated himself to the challenges of IT and IT security with great passion and a positive attitude.

To keep up with the daily growing number of cyber threats, continuous education is essential for him and his team.
Based in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, Martin is currently leading the expansion and transformation of information security for a global company facing today's challenges.

After basic military training with the Austrian Armed Forces, he also served several years abroad as an IT NCO. In this multinational environment, he developed to the level of InfoSec Senior Officer. After finishing his military career, Martin quickly gained a foothold in IT & IT security services before taking on the management of an international IT infrastructure & the role of #CISO in a manufacturing company.

In addition to his education at Johannes Kepler University in Linz and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Martin is a proven expert in several areas. He is particularly passionate about making high-quality security solutions affordable for small and medium-sized businesses.

Security incidents happen all the time: From untargeted, opportunistic attacks to highly professional, systematic attacks. Inadequate cybersecurity measures give attackers an easy game. To protect corporate assets as reliably as possible, there are a variety of different measures at the organizational and technical levels.

"The weakest link destabilizes the whole chain," and the weakest link in cybersecurity is still the individual. The current trend shows increased "social hacking" attacks, i.e. intrusion attempts via people rather than technical systems.

"Security is human." Under this motto, Martin places its focus and greatest value on the continuous development of its users and employees. Extensive awareness programs round out the ongoing efforts to improve security.

In 2021, Martin Pils received the special "Florian" award from Governor Stelzer for his volunteer IT efforts with the fire department during the Covid pandemic.