Dr. Patrick Duessel
VP & BISO, VIACOMCBS
Patrick is the Business Information Security Officer for the ViacomCBS Television Stations Group leading the division’s cyber security program.
Patrick has strong technical acumen combined with management skills gained from more than 16 years of relevant work experience including eight years in research and development at the German Fraunhofer Institute and Technical University Berlin as well as eight years in cyber risk consulting at Deloitte and McKinsey.
Prior to ViacomCBS, Patrick led numerous cybersecurity, risk & governance as well as transformation engagements with leading companies within the financial services and telecommunication, media & technology industries, advised CISOs in various industries on implementing and operating effective cyber programs and regularly presented cybersecurity topics to senior management and audit committees. His areas of expertise include cyber strategy, cyber risk management & governance and cyber program optimization using quantitative
Patrick started his career as researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute and Technical University of Berlin, where he worked on self-learning network intrusion detection systems capable to detect and prevent zero-day threats in computer networks. As co-founder of a start-up, he received several national and European technology and innovation awards.
Patrick has a PhD in Computer Science from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Germany as well as a MSc in Computer Science and BSc in Software Engineering from the University of Potsdam. Apart from his day-to-day responsibilities, he tries to maintain his security certifications collected over years while staying abreast of recent advances in security by actively contributing to the scientific community. He is co-author of numerous articles on machine learning and computer security published in internationals conferences and journals and participates in program committees of scientific, conferences and industry boards.