The authors of »SAP Security and Risk Management«
Mario Linkies is an entrepreneur and heads up the international advisory firm LINKIES. Management Consulting. As a business consultant for risk management and SAP access control, he has published several books in English, German, and Japanese. He also works as a poet, photographer, painter, and musician and is a member of the Supervisory Board of Public Performance GmbH and the Society for Contemporary Poetry Association in Leipzig. He has written hundreds of poems, short stories, and fables inspired by his travels in over 60 countries.
Mario was born in 1963 in Leipzig and studied finance, banking, and foreign trade at Humboldt University in Berlin. In the summer of 1989, he left with thousands of other young people via Hungary and in 1994 emigrated to the Canadian province of Ontario. Today, he lives in Oakville, Canada and Leipzig, Germany.
Dr. Horst Karin has over 12 years of consulting experience in information security, risk management, controls, and sustainable compliance. He also advises on security strategy and the technical integration of security solutions for SAP NetWeaver, SAP BusinessObjects BI, access and identity management, and Public Key Infrastructure. His exceptional experience is based on SAP and IT security projects with over 50 international clients, such as The Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, Eli Lilly and Company, and The Royal Bank of Canada. Dr. Horst Karin is certified in SAP, CISA, CISSP, and ITIL.