IT-Seal – about us

IT-Seal – about us


We are IT-Seal

from Security Valley Darmstadt

As part of the Hornetsecurity Group, IT-Seal specializes in IT-Security Awareness Training. Using innovative technologies, IT-Seal trains employees of medium-sized and large companies to effectively recognize and avert risks in the area of IT-Security.

We believe that every person makes an important contribution to everyone’s IT security. Therefore, we want to start with the human factor and thus jointly make our digital society and economy secure.

We use innovative technologies to train our clients’ employees on autopilot – in line with their needs and based on key figures. Our scientific security awareness indicator ESI® makes IT security awareness measurable and thus comparable.

IT-Seal bietet IT-Security made in Germany.

A passion for security awareness - our founding team

We help you and your employees to build a sustainable security culture.

Unser Social-Engineering-Experte und Geschäftsführer David Kelm.

David Kelm

Customer Success,
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.

Alex Wyllie, Initiator und einer von insgesamt drei IT-Seal-Geschäftsführern.

Alex Wyllie

Business Development,
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.

Yannic Ambach, Geschäftsführer und Experte für technische Entwicklung.

Yannic Ambach

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.

Corporate philosophy

Our mission is to enable IT security managers to train their employees individually and reliably with our easy-to-use workflow so that they can protect their company.


The protection of the employee data and company internals entrusted to us takes center stage. We treat the know-how of our customers with respect and value the time spent working with us.


IT-Seal is characterised by profound, up-to-date expertise and a scientific approach. We value clear communication.


We maintain open communication and clearly address ideas, suggestions and problems at an early stage. We cultivate a comprehensive feedback culture in our cooperation. We provide our clients with a transparent risk analysis.


We see it as a strength of our start-up character to flexibly adapt our services to the needs of our customers and partners.

Our mission: Together to a sustainable security culture!

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Sustainable security culture

Target-ESI® als a target agreement

Awareness technology

  • Awareness Engine
  • Target-ESI® & ESI®
  • Patented Spear-Phishing-Engine
  • Security Hub
  • Awareness Manager

Special focus on protection of employee- & data privacy

Every technology is designed to enrich human beings. 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 every person makes an important contribution to everyone’s IT security. Therefore, we want to start with the human factor and thus together make our digital society and economy secure.

For a safe society and against fake news

IT-Seal supports „Journalismus macht Schule“

As an IT security company, we are committed to a sustainable security culture. We are not only active on behalf of our customers, but also want to help society as a whole to develop a culture of security.

That’s why we support the “Journalismus macht Schule” (JMS) project, which raises young people’s awareness of fake news and other risks on the Internet: For every new customer acquired, we donate to the Verein zur Förderung von Informations- und Nachrichtenkompetenz e.V. (Association for the Promotion of Information and News Literacy), thus financing one awareness workshop for each school class.

You can find out more about “Journalismus macht Schule” at:

Our Milestones

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

Nürnberg, 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

Nürnberg, October 2017


Free phishing simulation

Darmstadt, July 2017


Exhibition stand at IT & MEDIA Frankfurt

Frankfurt, February 2017


Official market entry at the it-sa, Nuremberg

Nürnberg, October 2016


Top 10 Cyber Security Startup Europa

Wien, October 2016


Start of the beta phase at CeBIT 2016

Hannover, March 2016


Winner of the Europe-wide Social Engineering Award

Brüssel, 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

Why IT-Seal?

IT-Seal GmbH is regarded throughout Germany as one of the top addresses for sustainable security culture and innovative awareness technologies. But what sets us apart from other awareness campaign providers?

Target-ESI® and Awareness Engine

As much training as necessary, but as little as possible. Save working time and costs by avoiding unnecessary training of already sensitized employees.​

Full Service Communication

Including stakeholder communication for employees, works council, managers and data protection officers.

OSINT phishing at employee & company level

Proceeding like real attackers

Individual opt-out solutions

Allow employees to decide for themselves whether to participate in certain procedures.

Your added values through our unique selling points

IT-Seal is a technology leader and innovative driver in the field of security awareness. Our technology trains your employees to recognize and defend against cyber attacks.

Time and cost savings

Thanks to our award-winning Awareness Engine, you save compared to uniform training in a watering can - as much training as necessary and as little as possible

Full service and stakeholder communication

You do not need to deal with the management and implementation of the trainings. Thanks to our full service incl. stakeholder communication and quarterly reports, through your personal IT-Seal project manager

Effective protection against state-of-the-art cyber attacks

Thanks to our patented spear-phishing-engine including Level 3 spear phishing attacks, you are optimally protected against the most common and latest cyber attacks

Guaranteed achievement of the targeted security level

With the Target ESI® Security Guarantee from IT-Seal, we assure you that you will reach your desired target security level within 12 months. If this is not the case, we will continue to train your employees "free of charge" until the Target ESI® and therefore the desired level of security is reached!

Register for the free demo now!

Test your Security Awareness and get to know the following modules of the IT-Seal Awareness Academy without obligation:

Step 1: Sign up with your business email address.

Step 2: You will receive a confirmation e-mail confirming your registration.

Step 3: After confirming your registration, you will immediately receive your test access.

At the same time, the phishing simulation starts and you will receive a total of 4 simulated phishing emails within two weeks.

At the end, you will receive your personal evaluation: Which phishing emails did you recognize, and which ones did you fall for?

Sounds good? Then take the free trial!

Register without obligation for our demo application:

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