Roland Costea


Angestellt, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), SAP

Bensheim, Germany


Penetration Testing
ISO 27001
Information Security
Network Security
Risk Management
Information Security Management System
Security Management
Chief Information Security Officer
Data Protection


Professional experience for Roland Costea

  • Current 1 year and 7 months, since Dec 2020

    Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)


  • Current 6 years, since Jul 2016

    Security & Privacy Director, Founder

    Defradar Technologies

    Developed an online cybersecurity and privacy (GDPR) school -

  • 1 year and 4 months, Aug 2019 - Nov 2020

    Security & Cloud Director DACH

    Cognizant Technology Solutions GmbH

    Part of Cognizant Cloud & Security team, leading Security & Cloud Projects from end to end with top Fortune 500 clients in DACH region. Develop Cloud Transformations, Cloud Security Programmes, Cloud Optimization Techniques, Zero Trust Frameworks & multi-cloud strategies for Fortune 500 around Azure & AWS public clouds (all verticals)

  • 2 years and 10 months, Mar 2017 - Dec 2019

    Chief Security Architect Central & Eastern Europe

    Microsoft Corp.

    Responsible for the Security, Compliance & Privacy Technical Leadership of Central & Eastern Europe (20 countries) through deep technical architecture and security design discussions with senior executives. Leading a team of 5 security professionals and the complete Azure & M365 security portfolio incl. Azure AD Identity Protection, Azure Sentinel, AIP, Azure ATP, WDATP, MCAS, ASC, O365ATP as well as integration with all other Azure services.

  • 9 months, Jul 2016 - Mar 2017

    Senior Manager Information Security & Compliance


    Responsible for planning and leading large enterprise audits (ISAE 3402, ISO 27001, PCI, Data Privacy, SOC2 etc), client specific audits (related to information security and especially data privacy), risk analysis and assessments, cloud transformations, Compliance around Public & Private Cloud. Driving and Leading Functional and Business teams across Europe (>20 people)

  • 11 months, Sep 2015 - Jul 2016

    IBM Security Technical Leader South & Eastern Europe


    Responsible for whole IBM Security portfolio with strategic decisions for Qradar, XGS, Guardium and Endpoint/Mobile Management in Central & Eastern Europe region (aprox 15 countries). Acting as a Top security advisor for CxO enterprise clients by driving a new cybersecurity experience and architecture of their existing environment. Lead a team of 3 security architects. Developing IBM Qradar SaaS offerings from private and public cloud.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Feb 2014 - Aug 2015

    Senior Security Architect SEE


    Part of IBM South & Eastern Europe Software Sales group and responsible for IBM Security sales productivity and deal flow by securing the “technical close”. Duties include deep understand in the Security and Cyber client needs and combines leadership skills and technical skills and requires close work with the management team to define scope and timeline and applicability meeting the business goals of the group

  • 3 years and 10 months, May 2010 - Feb 2014

    Security Technical Leader

    Star Storage

    Responsible for presales and architectural activities and also for development of Infrastructure & Cloud segment from security perspective. Developed MSSP model in Star Storage own datacenter from scratch.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Sep 2008 - May 2010

    Client Connectivity Expert


    Client Connectivity Expert as part of Networking, Security and Voice Global Teams. Responsible for design, implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of different solutions mapped on Accenture infrastructure as an outsourcing company or mapped on customer infrastructure. The proposed solutions were 100 % compliant with company policies

  • 2 years and 1 month, Oct 2006 - Oct 2008

    Cisco Trainer

    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Responsible for training CCNA and CCNP courses within Cisco Academy. Managing trainings activities and preparing courses development in order to achieve students satisfaction during classes. Managing events like retraining and retooling in order to achieve Cisco targets as a Cisco Academy Training Center

Educational background for Roland Costea

  • 1 year and 5 months, Oct 2009 - Feb 2011

    Applied IT-Security

    University of Polytechnics Bucharest

    IT Security, Complex Networks Security

  • 3 years and 10 months, Oct 2005 - Jul 2009

    Computer Science

    University of Polytechnics Bucharest

    Computer Science, IT Security


  • English


  • Romanian

    First language

  • French


  • German


  • Italian



Security Management
Information Security
IT Security Consulting


Former National (Romania) Chess Champion
Mountain biking

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