The SmartHome Initiative Germany and eco Association are joining forces in promoting Smart Home innovations and markets. For the SmartHome Initiative, with its regional networks and more than 100 member companies, the Internet is an essential building block for smart building, living and working.
Regardless of which coalition will govern Germany in the next four years, it must make a holistic, well thought-out and consistent digital policy strategy the guiding principle of its policies. eco Chair Oliver Süme is convinced that digital policy must be the common thread of the coalition agreement because digitalization is the key to tackling the biggest challenges of the coming years.
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eco – Association of the Internet Industry & i2Coalition – Internet Infrastructure Coalition invite you to an update on the transfer of personal data and data protection on both sides of the Atlantic. Anyone wishing to transfer personal data from the EU to the US or other third countries must rely on Standard Contractual...
Two parallel thematic tracks full of presentations, discussions and networking on the topic of cyber security: From 16 to 17 September 2021, over 150 security experts and more than 60 speakers met at the second digital ISD in the event tool talque.
When the Internet and mobility grow together, new synergies and business concepts emerge. In the Mobility Competence Group (CG) in the eco Association, industry experts will shed light on opportunities and challenges in the future, says the new CG Head, Martin Kumstel from Uber, in an interview.
Internet-based mobility ecosystems will significantly reduce the burden on city centres in the next five years. On average, the Smart City segment “Mobility, Transport & Logistics” is growing 19.6 per cent per year, according to the study “The Smart City Market in Germany, 2021-2026” by eco and Arthur D. Little.
The European Commission has defined ambitious goals for a digital Europe and, in recent months, has presented initial strategies for achieving these goals, including the Digital Markets Act, the Digital Services Act and the European Green Deal. It is now time to have these strategies and goals converted into concrete political measures.
The safety test standard ETSI EN 303 645, which was already published in mid-2021, is intended to ensure more uniformity of safety standards for IoT devices, especially on the European market. The test standard is a recommendation to manufacturers and addresses all networked consumer IoT devices, especially in the Smart Home sector.
With the support of the eco Association, SpaceNet AG wants to finally put an end to blanket data retention. With this in mind, in 2016 the company had already filed a lawsuit against the act at the Administrative Court in Cologne.
Digital technologies and services enable high CO2 savings in cities and metropolitan areas. In this way, they make a significant contribution to climate protection and are indispensable on the way to a carbon-neutral city, show the Smart City study by eco and Arthur D. Little.
The current eco Election Barometer sees FDP in the lead on digitalisation, The Greens and CDU/CSU on a par, ahead of SPD, and the Left Party lagging behind. The barometer shows that digital infrastructure, digital public administration and cybersecurity are viewed as the top issues for the next legislative term. eco calls for a Ministry of Digitalisation and focus on broadband roll-out and digital public administration.
The number of phishing attacks risescontinuously every year: Employees are particularly exposed to this security risk when working from home. We talk to Marcus Beyer, Security Awareness Officer at Swisscom Switzerland AG.
In the ’new normal’, employees in the home office are more threatened than ever by phishing attacks, says Dr. Niklas Hellemann of SoSafe. As an expert, he will be presenting a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity awareness at ISD 2021. Here are a few tips for companies.
How secure are IT services and technical devices? The IT Security Label is intended to provide consumers with guidance in the future. The BSI gave an overview at a meeting of the eco Competence Group Abuse.
BMFSFJ and eco Association enter into cooperation to promote work-life balance within the framework of the corporate programme “Success Factor Family”.
What are the legal implications of IT security incidents and what sensible countermeasures can companies take in advance? In an interview we talk about this with Stefan Hessel , Attorney-at-law at LL.M, who is working as Senior Associate and Co-Head of the Digital Business Unit at reuschlaw Legal Consultants in Saarbrücken.
The future belongs to Smart Cities, as evidenced by the new joint study by eco Association and the management consultancy ADL. The study forecasts an average annual growth in Germany of over 17 percent, corresponding to an increase in revenues of over 46 billion Euro within five years.
Following on from the regional state elections at the beginning of June, Saxony-Anhalt is on the verge of forming a new government. eco welcomes the fact that the planned tripartite alliance of CDU, SPD and FDP is focusing on digitalisation in the current draft of a coalition agreement, and that it is seeking to advance digitalisation with a ministry set up specifically for this purpose.
In the eco IT Security Study 2021, 20 percent of the 175 IT security experts stated that their company or their customers had been the target of a ransomware attack at least once in the past year. How will the security situation change in the future due to artificial intelligence, machine learning and mobile working? We talk about this in an interview with Walter Haas, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Huawei Germany.
This year, for the first time, we are awarding the eco://awards in the category of Sustainability. The year 2021 has shown: Never before have we needed climate-friendly or climate-positive digital solutions as much as we do now.
On the ICT summer tour, Prof. Dr Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs in North Rhine-Westphalia, visited the eco Association on 11 August. The key developments in digitalisation and the digital economy in NRW were discussed: innovative digital business models, IT security, mobile working and digital education.
How can companies deal with ransomware attacks? What is the response to ransomware attacks? We talk about this in an interview with Helmut Brechtken, who is a partner at the Deloitte GmbH and advises companies on digital forensic incident response.
The threat situation for SMEs in Germany is getting worse, say 74 percent of the security experts surveyed in the eco Security Study 2021. Cyber criminals know the common and current security vulnerabilities, for example on email servers, and specifically look for systems that have not yet closed them.
How can illegal content on the Internet be effectively combated? We interviewed Dr. Alexander Kleist, Public Policy Lead of Instagram in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, about child safety on Internet platforms like Instagram. He is a keynote speaker of the first pre-summit session of the eco Trust&Safety Summit on 17 August 2021.