Jan-Peter Kleinhans is Director of the project IT Security in the Internet of Things (IoT) at the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV). His work focuses on the intersection of global semiconductor supply chains, IT security, and geopolitics. He has a special interest in the security and resilience of our future mobile networks. After joining SNV in 2014, Kleinhans analyzed why the market failed to produce reasonably trustworthy consumer IoT devices. He explored if and how standardization, certification, and market surveillance can create economic incentives for IoT manufacturers to produce secure and trustworthy IoT devices. Kleinhans presented his work on 5G security at the German parliament’s committee on foreign affairs, the NATO parliamentary assembly, and at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. He is a Transatlantic Digital Debates 2016 Fellow and studied communication sciences in Uppsala, Sweden and business informatics in Darmstadt, Germany.

Last Updated: October 18, 2019



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