About Us

Information security is teamwork

Who we are

Since our foundation in 2010, we have been advising and supporting companies from various industries in information security and IT compliance. In doing so, our customers benefit not only from our many years of experience and expertise, but also on a technological level. In addition to our headquarters in Hamburg, we operate offices in Paderborn and Berlin.

With VASGARD/IAN we have created a unique platform for integrated and automated governance, risk and compliance to implement all regulatory requirements. As a single point of truth, the VASGARD/IAN platform supports the Three Lines of Defense and bundles all information for meaningful reports on risk and the fulfillment of verification requirements.


Michael Pöhlsen

Michael Pöhlsen

CEO & Founder

Andreas Straub

Andreas Straub


The octopus is an analogy of VASGARD/IAN

Their blood runs blue, they love to play and they have three hearts which represent Vasgard’s romantic “from the heart” way of being in the world.

The Octopus is all terrain, it can literally walk on water, jet across oceans, or crawl on the sea bed and on land.

They can navigate mazes, are dedicated problem solvers, remember solutions, and take things apart for fun.

They are resourceful, strong and can squeeze through the tiniest of cracks, making them masterful escape artists.


As a growing company, we are always looking for qualified and motivated employees. Our focus is on information security and the related regulatory, organizational and technical areas.

Our current job openings