IT-Seal – Team and History
A passion for security awareness - our founding team
We help you and your employees with digital self-defence.
Certified Risk Manager
David Kelm is the idea generator and the main person in charge of the implementation of the projects. David received the Best-Student-Award of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for his bachelor thesis. After a period of study abroad in Lisbon, David graduated in 2015 with the M.Sc. in Computer Science and M.Sc. in IT-Security at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. In addition, as a passionate sportsman he likes to travels with a disc in his hand, in the mountains or on water. David likes mountains.
Marketing & Sales
Alex Wyllie is an initiator and founder with a background in natural sciences, whose organizational strengths include project coordination and innovation management. After his bachelor's degree, he was in Australia for research and study, and in 2015 he completed his studies as M.Sc. in molecular biotechnology at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. In the meantime he spent his weekends with a Scottish handball team and travelled through Europe. Alex likes Europe.
Technology & Product,
Certified IT Security Officer
Yannic Ambach does the technical development and implements the necessary processes together with David. Yannic studied in the field of quantum information processing at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and completed his M.Sc. in physics at the end of 2015. His enthusiasm for IT security goes back to his youth and resulted in the foundation of the IT Security Startup. When he's not spending his nights in front of the computer, he likes to rope down and pretend to do hobbies like windsurfing. Yannic likes windsurfing.
A summary of our history.
Start Launch of Germany's first local cyber security campaign 'Stay alert, Darmstadt!'
Darmstadt, August 2019
Best Cybersecurity Start up 2018 - Winner of the award UP18@itsa
Nuremberg, October 2018
Release of the Employee Security Index (ESI®) at CEBIT 2018 - the process is patent pending
Hannover, June 2018
2nd place as Awareness Security Initiative of the Year - Information Security Days 2018
Hannover, June 2018
Exhibition at Europe's largest IT security fair
Nuremberg, October 2017
Free phishing simulation
Darmstadt, July 2017
Exhibition stand at IT & MEDIA Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Februar 2017
Official market entry at the it-sa, Nuremberg
Nuremberg, October 2016
Top 10 Cyber Security Startup Europa
Vienna, October 2016
Start of the beta phase at CeBIT 2016
Hannover, March 2016
Winner of the Europe-wide Social Engineering Award
Brussels, February 2016
Exist Founder's Scholarship
Darmstadt, April 2016
1st place Startup Weekend - Local
Darmstadt, October 2015
Master's thesis at Technische Universität Darmstadt
Darmstadt, December 2014
Our mission is to make digital Germany more secure.
Every technology is designed to enrich people. If a person is able to use a technology, he can achieve great things.
There is often the feeling that IT security in general does the opposite: IT security systems prevent the user of being productive and users are the biggest threat to IT security.
We believe that it is time to reunite IT security with the user.
We believe that by empowering themselves, people can regain the freedom and confidence to do more with modern technology.
We believe that everyone can promote IT security - and vice versa.
The protection of the employee data and internal company information entrusted to us is very important. We treat the know-how of our customers with respect and appreciate their time which they spend on the job.
Competence & professionalism
IT-Seal is characterised by profound, up-to-date specialist knowledge and a scientific approach. We value clear communication.
We maintain open communication and address ideas, suggestions and problems early and clearly. In our cooperation we care for a comprehensive feedback culture. We provide our customers with a transparent risk analysis.
We see it as a strength of our start-up character to adapt our services flexibly to the needs of our customers and partners.
A personal and friendly cooperation with our customers and partners is essential for us. We see the interplay of individual skills and experience as the path to sustainable success.