Peter Wilfahrt

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Peter Wilfahrt
Peter Wilfahrt, Author, Entrepreneur, Digital Native
Peter Wilfahrt, Author, Entrepreneur, Digital Native
BornPeter Wilfahrt
(1986-09-18) September 18, 1986 (age 33)
Neustadt, Bavaria, Germany.
Pen namePW
OccupationWriter, author, entrepreneur, public speaker
LanguageGerman, English.
Alma materUniversity of Bayreuth
GenreDigital security, Computer security, Computer science, Information technology, Digital nomad
Notable works

Peter Wilfahrt (born September 18, 1986, in Bavaria) is a German author, entrepreneur, self-proclaimed "digital native".[1] He is also notable in the IT security industry and has been active there for over 15 years in addition to being a co-founder of various start-up companies. He has been noted for his initiatives for the chamber of commerce for Upper Franconia in the field of digitization and IT security. Most notably, he spearheaded the topics of IT security and sensitized companies and represented the chamber of commerce for Upper Franconia in nationwide committees and working groups.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Early life[edit]

Wilfahrt grew up in Weiden, Bavaria and graduated from Kepler Gymnasium. He received a degree in Computer science from the University of Bayreuth. After graduation, Wilfahrt worked in data management of a big German bank and later for Europes biggest transmission system operator.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]


Wilfahrt founded his first businesses during his studies and worked in several positions in different industries (banking, infrastructure, federal). Through his dedicated work, he helped establish the chamber of commerce in digitization and IT security as a trendsetter and has also made a name for himself in founding and managing the innovative Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) Upper Franconia. At the same time, Mr. Wilfahrt had a keen sense of entrepreneurial issues, especially with regard to IT security. His strong communicative abilities helped him convincingly familiarize the companies with the topics, for example during specialist lectures and keynotes.[16][17][18][19][20][21]

Starting his for the nation near chamber of commerce Wilfahrt was nominated to the committee of experts of the CSU. He co-lead the department of the digitization and spoke for mid-sized enterprises.[22][23][24][25][26][27][28]

Peter Wilfahrt sold his latest innovative process engineering startup through a leveraged buyout in 2018.[29] After that he switched industries and joined Diono as Chief Digital Officer. [30] Peter currently oversees the digital department for Diono. He often seeks out the latest trends in the digital commerce and has a think outside of the box approach with big goals.

Wilfahrt is a charity advocate an active member of the regional Tafel Germany Initiative Transparent Civil Society.[31][32][33][34][35][36][37]


Cracking eCommerce for fun and profit[edit]

According to the book, in order to defend yourself against hackers, you have to think like one. In all other cases, the attacker is one step ahead of you. When it comes to eCommerce, it's very crucial to always be on step ahead of your attacker. This is first done by protecting yourself by attacking your own site. If you are successful, then you know how to protect yourself from these kind of attacks. In his book, Mr. Wilfahrt shows the view of attackers on ecommerce offers with all different attack techniques and pitfalls. Mr. Wilfahrt also discusses how to self-defend. This book is meant to be a compendium for people who do not read compendiums. It's a compilation of all the key attack scenarios, fundamentals and defenses that are needed on the internet today. The Internet and browsers have become the most important applications on the computer and on "smart" devices. Therefore, the need to understand the risks behind it are required to protect from breaches. Currently, the book is only available in paperback and the German language format. An English version to yet to be determined.[38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45]

Incident Logbook[edit]

Created as the "admin's best friend", Incident Logbook focuses on the fact that information security can only succeed in companies if it is learned from successful (cyber) attacks and if the organization of IT security adapts to it. The 3Be system (Reporting, Editing, and Fixing) enables comprehensive information security management (ISMS) and makes the IT infrastructure more resilient to attack. The idea of the Cyber Incident Report or Logbook was taken from the aviation and health care institutions. Critical events are reported anonymously in a CIRS to improve the situation. An administrator or IT officer can log and document information on incidents offline so that the connections and incidents yield an overall picture. Currently, the book is only available in paperback and the German language format. An English version to yet to be determined. [46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53]

Chasing Digital Excellence[edit]

Whether you're a small to medium business owner or a C level executive, Chasing Digital Excellence is a self-help guide on running a digital first business. The book teaches you digital strategies to grow your business and outperform the competition without big budgets or hiring third party agencies. The book also guides you by showing you the appropriate steps on starting, structuring and executing your digital first business. Chasing Digital Excellence is available for purchase on Amazon.


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