Troels Oerting is the Head of the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity established by World Economic Forum in 2018. He has been working in cyber/security ‘first line’ for the last 38 years and has held a number of significant posts both nationally and international, and has an extensive network covering both public and private institutions.
Before joining World Economic Forum Troels Oerting worked as Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Group Chief Security Officer (CSO) with end to end responsibility of all security in Barclays Group, responsible for more than 3000 security experts World Wide protecting the banks 50 million customers and 140.000 employees.
Previously Troels also held the position as Director of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), an EU wide centre located in EUROPOL with the task to assist Law Enforcement Agencies in protecting 500 million citizens in the 28 EU Member States from cybercrime or loss of privacy.
As an expert in cyber security Troels has constantly been looking for new legislative, technical or cooperation opportunities to efficiently protect privacy and security for users of the Internet. He has been pioneering new methodologies to prevent crime in Cyberspace and protect innocent users from losing their digital identity, assets or privacy online. As Director of EC3 he also initiated the establishment of the International ‘Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force’ (J-CAT) including global leading law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and Interpol’s Global Centre of Innovation and the J-CAT has since been recognised as the leading international response to the increasing threat from Organized Cyber Criminal networks.
He has been Cyber advisor for the EU Commission and Parliament and been a permanent delegate in many governance organisations i.e. INTERPOL, ICANN, ITU and The Council of Europe and used by several governments and organisations as advisor in cyber related questions.
He also established a vast global Outreach programme including law enforcement, NGO’s, key tech companies and industry who together with Academic Research Institutes established a multifaceted global coalition against cybercriminal syndicates and networks, with the aim to enhance online security without harming privacy and to invent new ways of protecting users of the Internet.
Before joining Europol as Director for the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) Troels Oerting held the position as Assistant Director for Europol Organised Crime department as well as the Counter Terrorist Department and he also held positions as Director of Operation in the Danish Security Intelligence Service and Director for the Danish Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).
Troels is also an extern lecturer in cybercrime at a number of Universities and Business Schools and has been Internationally awarded several times by global law enforcement agencies for his international leadership in fighting cyber- and organised crime. He is author of a political thriller published in Danish: Operation Gamma.