About us

Secude, a Microsoft and SAP Partner, is a global leader for Zero Trust data protection and data governance. 

Secude has been protecting the data of Fortune 500 and DAX-listed companies for over 25 years. Our Microsoft Purview Information Protection (MPIP) extension embeds Zero Trust protection and data governance into our customers sensitive files from creation, preventing data leakage, reputational damage and non-compliance. With branches in Europe, North America and Asia, Secude supports customers with the implementation of IT security strategies through a global network.

Mario Galatovic


Mario joined Secude in July 2023, bringing almost two decades of cybersecurity expertise to the organization. He leads Secude’s global strategy and ensures Secude’s data-centric solutions meet the needs of the market. Mario holds an IT diploma from the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg and a degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining Secude, Mario worked as the Vice-President of Products and Alliances at Utimaco and gathered experience with payment systems, smartcards, and authentication systems at Gemalto and Thales.

SV Kannan


SV has led Secude’s day-to-day operating activities for over 17 years. He brings a wealth of IT experience from a 30+ year career specializing in software engineering, start-up strategy, product development and managing large teams. He holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Madras. 

Marc T. Hanne


Marc has over 25 years experience working with multinational organizations and advising enterprise businesses. A renowned cybersecurity thought leader, Marc’s profound knowledge and proven leadership skills supports Secude’s ambitious growth strategy and expansion. Marc holds a Master’s degree from Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, and NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Pete Forno


With almost 20 years technology sales experience under his belt, including 15 years focusing on cybersecurity and network visibility, Pete joined Secude in 2023. Pete is responsible for implementing Secude’s go-to-market strategies and sales activities in the Americas. Prior to Secude, Pete ran sales for Trinity Cyber, drove sales growth at Gigamon, and led sales teams at Ericsson, Brocade and Alcatel-Lucent. Pete has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Frostburg State University and an MBA from Shenandoah University.