Andreas Könen is the Director General CI – Cyber- and Information security in the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI). Previously he was the Head of Directorate IT II – IT and cyber security; secure information technology and ÖS III – Cyber security in the field of law enforcement and domestic intelligence by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior. Before this, he was Vice President of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
Andreas Könen, a graduate mathematician, joined the BSI in 2006, taking the post as the head of the executive staff of the BSI Director General. In 2009 he became the head of the Security in Applications and Critical Infrastructures division and subsequently head of theSecurity Consulting and Coordination department . Prior to BSI, Mr Könen held various positions in the field of information technology within the German Federal Administration, including executive functions.