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SME: Managed security services and training
Managed security services and training for SMEs

Cyber ​​attacks are not only directed against large companies; SMEs are also often affected. There is often a lack of resources and skills for IT security there. The solution is managed security services. IT security stands as the sword of Damocles over IT managers. Why is obvious. The strong networking through IT in all areas of the company offers numerous new areas of attack. Ransomware and malware are fueling the challenge. Everyone knows someone who is affected. And it's no longer just the big companies. The danger is omnipresent and it is not a question of if you will be attacked, but when….

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IT security: NIS-2 makes it a top priority
IT security: NIS-2 makes it a top priority

Only in a quarter of German companies do management take responsibility for IT security. This is especially the case in smaller companies. The larger the company, the less often the bosses feel responsible. Whether small and medium-sized companies or corporations: In only 25 percent of German companies does the management take responsibility for IT security. This is proven by the representative study “Cybersecurity in Numbers” by G DATA CyberDefense AG, Statista and brand eins. Cyber ​​attacks on companies and institutions cause high costs and illustrate the importance of extensive IT security measures. With…

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Study: Are IT security managers too confident?
Study: Are IT security managers too confident? Image by Pete Linforth on Pixabay

While traditional IT teams in companies clearly support external experts, the majority of internal IT security managers reject outside help. But can security teams afford this or are they overconfident? An enlightening study from Trend Micro. The role of cybersecurity in the business context has undergone a significant shift: once seen as a deterrent, it is increasingly recognized as a catalyst for digitalization and business development. This emerges from a study that Trend Micro carried out together with the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS). Although companies therefore understand the importance...

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Digitalization: Unsafe i-vehicle portals will be blocked
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For Federal Minister Wissing it is the big hit: internet-based vehicle registration, i-Kfz for short. However, it seems that many municipalities currently do not meet the IT security standards for operating a portal - because although it is centralized in terms of data, otherwise vehicle registration is a state matter. It's not just companies that will have to meet many IT security requirements from 2024. The states and municipalities also have a lot of catching up to do. Internet-based vehicle registration, i-Kfz for short, should actually take off everywhere and thus make annoying waiting times at offices unnecessary. In many places, however, reality has prevented this wish: according to many media reports, 25...

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Generative AI: Entrepreneurs concerned about IT security
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Generative AI offers enormous benefits for companies. But it also represents a possible threat to IT security. The possible outflow of data from the company towards AI providers is particularly a problem. According to Bitkom, 57 percent of companies in Germany are of the opinion that the spread of generative AI will endanger IT security because it can be exploited by cybercriminals. A recent survey by Kaspersky confirms that these concerns are well-founded. Because the topic of generative AI still receives too little attention in board meetings in Germany: only a quarter (24,8 percent)...

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SME study: Cybersecurity in German medium-sized companies
SME study: Cybersecurity in German medium-sized companies

A new edition of the study “IT Security in SMEs” currently provides information about the state of cybersecurity in German SMEs. It also becomes clear that the topic is much more important than before. But there is still a lot of room for improvement. The answers from the companies surveyed show that the importance of cybersecurity in companies has become more important and is therefore perceived as important. However, implementing effective IT protection is still difficult in some cases for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). Here, missing resources such as budgets and skilled workers…

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Proactive: Investing in IT security as a business strategy
Proactive: Investing in IT security as a business strategy

IT security is not just an investment that ensures the protection of company assets. It also creates significant added value for customers and enables new business models. This is one of the key findings of a study by Trend Micro. Trend Micro, in collaboration with the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS), surveyed 300 IT and IT security executives about, among other things, their investment behavior. Not just a protective shield, but also a catalyst for flourishing business models and customer satisfaction - this is a reality for those companies that are increasingly investing in IT security and proceeding strategically. They report…

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BSI concerns about the situation of IT security in Germany
BSI concerns about the situation of IT security in Germany

With its report on the situation of IT security in Germany, the BSI - Federal Office for Information Security provides an annual comprehensive overview of the threats in cyberspace. Current: The threat in cyberspace is higher than ever before. The cybersecurity situation in Germany remains tense. This emerges from the current report on the situation of IT security in Germany, which Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser and Claudia Plattner, President of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), presented today. The BSI management report makes it clear that ransomware attacks are currently the biggest threat...

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SMEs: Concerned about cybersecurity
SMEs: Concerned about cybersecurity

In a survey of German SMEs, only a third said they trust their company's cybersecurity measures. Companies cited dwindling customer trust as their biggest concern after an attack. Global crises, tense economic conditions, shortage of skilled workers – the list of challenges, especially for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) in Germany, is long. Above all, the topic of cyber threats and their potential impact on company processes, reputation and sales are a headache for SMEs. This is the result of a current study by Sharp among more than 500 IT decision-makers and procurement managers from SMEs in various industries...

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IT security: Inadequate employee training
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Companies do not pay enough attention to improving the skills and understanding of IT security among their workforce, as shown by the new representative study “Cybersecurity in Numbers” by G DATA CyberDefense, brand eins and Statista. With the right behavior, employees can prevent cyberattacks – that’s the theory. However, practice looks different, as the current employee survey “Cybersecurity in Numbers” by G DATA CyberDefense, brand eins and Statista shows. Only three out of five respondents check emails for phishing and only two thirds lock their computers when they leave work. Employees assume…

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