Apart from his work as a senior cybersecurity advisor, Bernold currently works as director of the Centre of the Law and Economics of Cyber Security at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2018, he obtained his doctorate in the law and economics of cyber security at the European Doctorate of Law & Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Hamburg and University of Bologna). In 2013, he obtained degrees in law at Utrecht University (Cum Laude) and systems engineering, policy analysis and management at Delft University of Technology. In 2011, he was participant at the the Dutch National Think Tank.
Besides, Bernold is advisor and shareholder in CrossOver B.V. and its predecessors since 2013. CrossOver B.V. has been recognised for being one of the fasted growing companies in the Netherlands in 2017, 2019 and 2020 by the Dutch Financial Times. In 2011, he founded the InvestMens foundation, that aims to promote intersectoral job-job mobility in the Netherlands.