Dr. Ingmar Baumgart is a private lecturer at KIT and heads the Competence Center for IT Security at the FZI Research Center for Information Technology. His research interests include security engineering, network security, incident response and privacy enhancing technologies. Research in these fields is strongly application-oriented focusing on the areas of mobility, production and energy. A fundamental approach for improving resilience and data protection is the use of decentralized systems without a central trust authority.