CYRES Consulting establishes cybersecurity in development processes at the organizational and project level; as well as specifically in engineering and development. We do not see cybersecurity as an add-on to be taken care of, but as a major business driver when implemented correctly.
GET TO KNOW
CYRES Consulting today is one of the leading consultancies for the implementation of cybersecurity in engineering and development, especially in the automotive industry. Our interdisciplinary team of experts currently consists of more than 50 employees worldwide and a top-class network of cooperation partners and independent consultants, some of whom have been part of our staff for years.
We have our headquarters in the renowned Highlight Towers in Munich and are establishing new subsidiaries, offices, and spin-offs, from Riga in Latvia, to Graz in Austria, and Bangalore in India.
Clients from the consulting business side include global pioneers in the digitization of the automotive industry, high-profile technology providers, leading Tier-N suppliers, and OEMs. Meanwhile, the CYRES Academy has established itself as the world’s largest learning database in applied cybersecurity in the automotive industry. Experts from around the world highly value our available automotive cybersecurity training programs, on-demand video courses, and certification offerings.
We have strengthened our reputation as leading experts in the growing automotive cybersecurity market with the publication of the officially licensed ISO/SAE 21434 Pocket Guide and The Essential Guide to ISO/SAE 21434.
Since the end of 2022, CYRES Consulting has been part of the VAR group of SeSa S.p.A., a leading Italian listed group in the field of innovative digital technologies.
OUR OFFICES AROUND THE GLOBE
CYRES Consulting’s advancing internationalization is currently gaining momentum with new offices and local country units opening on a regular basis. As a network of local offices and numerous decentralized teams and remote colleagues, we strive to further establish the office as a meeting place for colleagues as well as cooperation partners, prospects, and clients. You will find an overview of our current locations here:
The global headquarter of CYRES Consulting is located in the south of Germany in the city of Munich. With several floors in the exclusive location of the Highlight Towers, there is space for staff as well as for events on the 27th floor.
With CYRES Consulting Baltics, founded already in 2018 in Riga, the economic center of Latvia (one of the digital pioneer countries in Europe), an independent branch has been established, which is strongly connected to the Munich office.
Founded in the center of Graz, Austria’s second largest city, CYRES Consulting Austria is a site for the internationally highly relevant automotive market Austria and its numerous well-known suppliers.
CYRES Consulting India, founded in 2022, is a fast developing location in one of the world’s most exciting growth markets around Functional Safety and Automotive Cybersecurity – located in the vibrant city of Bangalore.
The CYRES Consulting management not only is responsible for their respective departments and organizational units, but also for the transparent communication within the entire vibrant group of affiliated units and teams. Starting from the headquarters in Munich, we try to integrate our further local offices and country units as well as the many remote colleagues in the best possible way in order to jointly drive our further development with the highest possible synergies.
Philipp Veronesi is Founder and Managing Director at CYRES Consulting, one of the world’s leading automotive cybersecurity consultancies. He has many years of experience in the automotive industry, both in engineering and in management of challenging development projects, for BMW, Audi, Rolls Royce among others.
Manuel Sandler is Partner at CYRES Consulting and leads the international consulting teams driving the implementation of cybersecurity in development for OEMs and Tier-N suppliers. He has many years of experience in global project and process management in the automotive value chain, incl. OEMs and Tier-1.
Johannes Esterer is Associate Partner at CYRES Consulting and is responsible for the design of organizational development and capability management across all offices worldwide as the organization continues to grow. He has many years of experience in automotive consulting with a focus on systems engineering as well as process design and competence center.
Jan-Peter von Hunnius is Associate Partner and Head of CYRES Consulting Austria. Besides building up the office in Graz, he is responsible for the project business throughout Austria and beyond. In addition to many years of experience in technically sophisticated engineering and quality management responsibilities in the automotive industry, he is considered an expert in automotive cybersecurity.
JAN-PETER VON HUNNIUS
Associate Partner and Head of CYRES Consulting Austria
Dr. Rani Mukherjee is Engagement Manager and Head of CYRES Consulting India. She is responsible for building up the Bangalore office and developing and expanding the project business for India and beyond. With about 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, working with world-leading Tier-1 suppliers, today she is considered an internationally recognized expert in Functional Safety.
DR. RANI MUKHERJEE
Engagement Manager and Head of CYRES Consulting India
Dr. Werner Schimanofsky is the Associate Partner & Head of Business Development for CYRES Consulting Austria. He is responsible for expanding our client portfolio and building up strategic business development. With over 15 years of experience as a Managing Director and a proven track record on technical leadership, he is considered an expert in automotive cybersecurity standards and processes.
DR. WERNER SCHIMANOFSKY
Associate Partner & Head Business Development
Maurin Scheffler is Head of Human Resources at CYRES Consulting and oversees the management and development of core HR processes in the organization as well as in all offices worldwide from the Munich headquarters. She has cross-industry experience in national and international HR work as business partner and consultant for organizational development.
Head of HR
Robert Bach is Head of Finance at CYRES Consulting and is responsible for finance, controlling, and accounting topics across all units, offices and locations. He has many years of experience in leading positions across different finance departments, among others, in one of the leading European top management consultancies.
Head of Finance
Christian Behrendt is Head of Information Technology at CYRES Consulting and is responsible for the design and management of IT resources as well as various global infrastructure projects. In addition to versatile experience in various IT and development domains, he has many years of experience as a project engineer in configuration management.
Head of Information Technology
Arne-P. Berg is Head of Marketing at CYRES Consulting and is responsible for the positioning and enhancement of the brand, corresponding communication, and marketing activities; as well as for publications of the CYRES Academy’s advanced training programs. He has many years of experience in building and expanding marketing teams and organizations.
Head of Marketing
CYRES CONSULTING EVOLUTION
WHAT WE DO
on Project Level
on Organizational Level
Risk assessments TARA & PIA
Define Security Goals and Security Concepts
Security verification and validation incl. developing of pen testing plans
Cybersecurity interface agreement (CIA)
Software Update Management Systems (SUMS)
Definition of a cybersecurity strategy for the whole organization
Cybersecurity Management Systems (CSMS) incl. post SOP Management
Cybersecurity processes and competences implementation
On Site and Virtual
in cooperation with
The Automotive Cybersecurity for Executives and Managers learning session helps you start a conversation on cybersecurity with an expert on the topic, who will navigate through your current situation, help you understand your current needs, and set your path for becoming a cybersecure organization.
HOW WE DO IT
From over 14 nations, with a wide variety of professional backgrounds – the different teams at CYRES Consulting stand for openness, respect, and constructive collaboration.
Both in mutual exchange, especially in our virtual teams spread across several sites and with remote work as the pillar for our flexibility offer, and in the cooperation with our clients.
Passion for the technical tasks, a continuous ambition for quality, and excellence are the foundation of our teamwork.
Learn more about our benefits as an employer, career paths in consulting and current entry opportunities on our career page.
Since the end of 2022, CYRES Consulting is part of the VAR Group under SeSa S.p.A., a leading Italian listed group in the field of innovative digital technology (see official press release here). The purpose of this partnership is to strengthen the group’s activities in the automotive sector, creating valuable synergies with neighboring disciplines. The CYRES Consulting teams will continue to operate as independent market players in the operational consulting business.
MEET US AT CONFERENCES AND MORE
ARNE PETER BERG
Head of Marketing
Our subject matter experts as well as the leadership team are available for journalistic inquiries on questions related to the security status quo and the establishment of cybersecurity in the automotive industry. To initiate exchanges in this context, please contact our communications team, which will immediately get you in touch with the right contacts and answer your questions.
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SUCCESS STORIES WITH OUR CLIENTS
Meeting compliance with UN R155 and successfully auditing the CSMS
Process analysis, implementation of scalable cybersecurity processes into an existing QMS as well as technical and regulatory preparation and support of a UN Regulation No-155 audit for a luxury sports car manufacturer.
Cybersecurity engineering for an international platform project
Multi-year consulting project to guide development projects in the field of camera systems for autonomous driving along the application of ISO/SAE 21434 for the entire product lifecycle.
Establishment of functional safety, cybersecurity, and systems engineering in an existing process landscape
Deficits identification and support on resource allocation to achieve higher maturity levels in development work, including awareness measures for the executive management.
Organization-wide automotive cybersecurity education program for thousands of employees worldwide
Setup and rollout of company-specific advanced training program on ISO/SAE 21434 awareness and knowledge company-wide, incl. official certification along ISO/SAE 21434 and UN R155 evidence requirements.
Overall ISO/SAE 21434 compliance at the organizational level
Establishment of processes and templates to consider cybersecurity activities according to ISO/SAE 21434 in preparation for third party audits at a leading international automotive tier 1 supplier for light solutions.
Building Cybersecurity and Functional Safety as new domains
Consulting, project management, and engineering support in the preparation of relevant cybersecurity engineering and functional safety work products involving all stakeholders with a focus on manufacturing.