The #LiT – Ladies in Tech initiative aims to gain more visibility in media, politics and society for female role models from the tech industry, and to highlight current pressing issues and topics related to women in the IT and digital industries
Summa one of 24 new Gaia-X AISBL Board Members DE-CIX as a blueprint for other Internet Exchange operators Frankfurt am Main, 15 June 2021 - Harald A. Summa, CEO of DE-CIX, the operator of the world’s leading Internet Exchange in Frankfurt am Main, was one of 24 people elected to the Gaia-X AISBL Board during the...
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The gambling market in Germany is in a state of upheaval. Online gambling offers in particular are becoming increasingly popular. Current surveys come to the conclusion that three quarters of the German population have already participated in commercial gambling offers (online and offline).
The eco Association calls for transparency, clarification and control in dealing with state Trojans: "Recent developments show that one question is becoming increasingly urgent: Who monitors those doing the monitoring?" comments Klaus Landefeld, Vice-Chair of the eco Board.
During this event, we will discuss the DNS ecosystem: its vulnerabilities as highlighted by big events, some mitigations to thwart attacks, and the future of DNS security in a world filled with miniature connected devices. This course will cover the best practices in securing the overall ecosystem of DNS, from the threats...
In general, it has to be said that not even that many new concepts are needed. For our planet and for us, using proven technologies is already a huge step in the right direction. An interview with Sascha Oehl, Director Presales Cloud & AI, at Huawei Technologies
There is a high level of dissatisfaction amongst German citizens when it comes to the federal government’s digital policy: 73 percent of those surveyed in the current “Digital Policy Election Barometer” state that they are not satisfied with the political framework conditions and solutions in any field of digitalisation.
There is no alternative to digitalisation. Our opportunity is to initiate and shape it in such a way that it sustainably solves problems that we created for ourselves in the time before digitalisation. An interview with Jens Leuchters, Managing Director of NewTelco GmbH.
Secure digital identities are a key factor for further digitalisation in Europe, a stronger convergence of the Digital Single Market, and more efficient public administration. In this regard, Prof. Norbert Pohlmann, eco Board Member for IT Security, comments on the update of the eIDAS Regulation by the EU Commission.
Whether it’s vaccination certificates, ID cards, driving licences or school reports: Our everyday life is still too heavily reliant on physical documents, thus inhibiting digitalisation. This is the view expressed in interview by eco Board Member Prof. Norbert Pohlmann. But with Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), processes in public administration, business and society can be massively simplified and many processes can now be digitalised in a trustworthy manner.
The project partners, coordinated by the eco Association, have completed the specification of the first four Gaia-X Federation Services. These form the technical basis for the development of a European data infrastructure for the secure digitalisation and networking of different participants.
The CSA Digital Email Summit 2021 will once again gather the best minds in the industry online. Year after year, the CSA welcomes advertisers and email and Internet service providers to the CSA Email Summit. For the second year in a row, the internationally renowned, English-language event will take place as an online-only event.
We are in the middle of the transformation process of industry and SMEs. If we succeed in this, Germany’s future will also look bright. An interview with Sven Ursunis, Director of Government Affairs at Huawei Germany.
The eco Association expresses sharp criticism of the upcoming German copyright law reform, stating that the expectations regarding a press publishers’ ancillary copyright are illusory, and that the consistent implementation of the value-gap rules will only function by means of upload filters.
At the invitation of three German ministries, the inaugural meeting of the German AI Standardisation and Conformity Coordination Group took place last week. With immediate effect, Alexander Rabe, Managing Director of eco – Association of the Internet Industry, brought the voice of the Internet industry to this 21-member committee.
An interview with Michel Arres, Vice President Secure Power DACH, from Schneider Electric about market developments and the sustainability potential of data centres. The new environment will be hybrid: There will be cloud data centres, regional data centres, but also edge data centres.
The Bundestag Committee on the Interior and Home Affairs will deal with the draft law on the amendment to the Act on Protection of the Constitution in a public hearing on Monday, 17 May from 12 noon. eco explicitly warns against the consequences of lawful interception at the source and the use of spying software.
The keys to the digitalisation of German SMEs clearly lie at the application and data level, the integration of numerous interfaces and the use of the trending technologies. An interview with Christian Lanz, Managing Director at Gecko mbH and a member of EuroCloud Native.
With the revision of the NIS Directive, the regulatory framework for IT security in Europe is being redefined. In future, more companies are to be included in the scope of the IT security regulation. Governments are to be given greater possibilities to act incisively against breaches of IT security. The draft directive...
“IT security tests must be implemented as early as possible in software development,” says Sebastian Schäffer, Head of Sales Marketing at Alice&Bob.Company. In this interview, we talk to him about security tests, automation of IT security and the Shift Left in the development process.
With today’s approval of the Telecommunications Modernisation Act, the German Federal Council (Bundesrat) has once again adopted data retention - and the German legislator is once again breaking EU law.
The eco Association is highly critical of the fact that the German coalition is apparently ignoring all warnings about the consequences of source telecommunication surveillance and the use of so-called “State Trojans”, and calls for a hearing with digital experts in the Bundestag.
The eco Association welcomes a recognition from public administration digital experts of the importance of a Ministry for Digitalisation. Alongside a new level of organisation at government level, eco also calls for the establishment of a digital steering committee in the German Bundestag.
pme Familienservice GmbH is an innovative SME that has been fully committed to employee satisfaction and work-life balance for 30 years. In a short interview, Rebecca Fluhr and Frederic van Triel reveal more about the company, how it is dealing with current challenges, and – as a member company of the eco Association – highlight their expectations of eco.
When it comes to digital policy, German voters give the federal government a poor rating, and are calling for digital issues to be accorded greater political priority in the coming legislative term. eco formulates an Internet Policy Agenda for the Bundestag elections with 20 core demands from the Internet industry for a modern digital policy.
ICANN’s Office of the CTO offers the course, “DNS for ISPs”, a fast-paced, intense two-hour webinar covering myriad topics of DNS configuration and DNS security and monitoring intended for network engineers who are operating a service provider network.