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Director of Cybersecurity Policy at Microsoft EMEA - Germany
Jan Neutze is Director of Cybersecurity Policy at Microsoft responsible for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). In this role Jan works with policy and technical stakeholders on a range of cybersecurity issues, including security strategy and policy, cloud security, risk management, information assurance and critical infrastructure protection. In 2015, Jan was appointed to the ENISA Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG) for the 2015-2017 term.
Before taking on Microsoft’s EMEA cybersecurity portfolio in 2013, Jan worked in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing (TwC) group at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, WA focusing on cybersecurity public policy, cloud security and cybersecurity norms, as well as engaging with partners from government, international organizations, and academia.
Jan came to Microsoft from the United Nations Headquarters where he served for three years in the policy planning staff of the UN Secretary-General and the Department of Political Affairs, leading a range of cybersecurity and counterterrorism projects. Prior to his work at the UN, Jan led a range of transatlantic security policy projects at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Atlantic Council of the United States.
Jan is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and holds a J.D. from the University of Muenster, Germany as well as an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.