Renowned IT security experts head new Bundesdruckerei subsidiary Xecuro

September 14, 2022

Two renowned IT security and administration experts are heading the latest subsidiary of Bundesdruckerei Group GmbH: Marcus Milas and Sven Kneutgen are continuing the development and expansion of Xecuro GmbH, which was founded in 2021. The company has been commissioned by the Federal Foreign Office as the lead department to operate the federal project of interdepartmental VS communication (R-VSK).

Xecuro GmbH with its locations in Berlin, Bonn and in future also in the Frankfurt a.M. area provides a secure infrastructure for classified information communication in public administration. The solution enables confidential and secret voice, video and data transfer between ministries and authorities. Responsibility for the operation of the entire system and for the rollout of the end devices will gradually be transferred to Xecuro in the coming months. With the transfer of operations to the company, previous project structures will be transferred to a permanent organisational structure that will also be able to handle future growth. Bundesdruckerei Gruppe GmbH is the IT security company of the Federal Government and a strategic partner of the Federal Foreign Office.

Milas, a computer scientist, was, among other things, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Federal Criminal Police Office and most recently headed the Department of Administrative Digitisation at the Hessian Digital Ministry. Kneutgen, an industrial engineer, headed the systems technologies division at engine manufacturer Deutz AG Cologne and was CIO at Rheinmetall Defence. “The management team with Marcus Milas and Sven Kneutgen combines proven and outstanding expertise in the areas of IT security and administration – a perfect mix for the responsible and socially relevant tasks of Xecuro,” says Dr. Stefan Hofschen, CEO of Bundesdruckerei Gruppe GmbH. “Xecuro GmbH is an important part of national IT security and thus makes an important contribution to ensuring Germany’s global communication capability and digital sovereignty.”

Selected federal and, in the future, state authorities and international organisations will receive special telephones and computers from Xecuro with which they will be able to communicate with each other and be protected by the latest cryptographic procedures. Xecuro will operate the infrastructure, look after the end devices and be responsible for the service. The new company is expected to grow to around 150 employees in the next two years.

Xecuro managing directors (Marcus Milas on the left, Sven Kneutgen on the right) ©Bundesdruckerei Group

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