Partner & Director
Stefan A. Deutscher is a core member of Boston Consulting Group's Technology Advantage and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices. He is BCG's global topic leader for cybersecurity and IT risk management, as well as BCG's global topic leader for IT infrastructure and data center operations, and he often supports his clients at the crossroads of these two topics.
Stefan has worked on these topics across industries since joining BCG in 2001 and serves clients on all continents and in industries including insurance, banking, aerospace, media, industrial goods, mining, chemical industries, IT, telecommunications, and the public sector.
Since 2016, Stefan has also served as a project advisor to the World Economic Forum on the topic of "Advancing Cyber Resilience." Initially, this work focused on empowering boards and executive teams with tools and practices to identify and manage business risks emanating from cyberthreats. It has moved on to enable public-private collaboration around cyberresilience.
Before joining BCG, Stefan spent nearly ten years building, operating, and advising academic computing centers, while also teaching and conducting research in computational atomic and surface physics, quantum chemistry, and high-performance computing at several international research centers in the US, France, Spain, and Austria.
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The system that we have relied on for years to protect our online activities and communications is in danger of becoming obsolete.
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The best response: answer this question with questions. That way, you can make an informed decision about what’s right for your organization.
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Persistent misunderstandings over policy and technical issues have plagued collaboration between public and private sectors on cybersecurity. More and better cooperation is needed.
In the critical struggle to keep their digital data secure, businesses must address the tradeoff between end-user comfort and effective security patch deployment.
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