Carsten Fischer is the Deputy Group Chief Security Officer for Deutsche Bank and leads its Chief Security Office (CSO). Additionally, he is the Germany regional lead for the bank’s Technology, Data and Innovation (TDI) division. He is based in Eschborn, Germany.
Previously, Carsten served as the Interim Chief Security Officer for Deutsche Bank for the majority of 2020. Carsten became Head of Information Security Operations for CSO in November 2017. He also served as Interim Head of Information Security Chief Technology Office in 2017.
Carsten joined Deutsche Bank in 1998 as an apprentice and worked in various IT roles, supporting the Corporate Center and Group Finance, until 2004. He later held several Chief Operating Officer (COO) related roles until to 2011. From 2011 through to 2013, Carsten was Head of Risk and Control for Global Technology, and as such was responsible for all aspects of IT Risk Management and Operational Risk Management for Global Technology, including information security risk.
Carsten became the COO and Head of Strategy & Governance in the newly formed Chief Information Security Office (CISO) in late 2013 and performed this function until February 2016. In this role, he was responsible for the Chief Administration Office
Function, Governance, Strategy and Central Services (including Security Training and Awareness).
Between 2016 and 2017 Carsten was Regional Head of Information & Resilience Risk Management (IRRM) for Continental Europe and Global Head of Information Security Risk (ISR) in the Chief Risk Office. Carsten holds a bachelor’s degree in economic mathematics from the Technical University in Kaiserslautern. He is a member of the board of directors for FS-ISAC Europe.