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.
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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.
eco plans to present the prestigious award for the Internet industry on 8 December as part of Cloud Expo Europe at the “Messe Frankfurt” trade fair. It's now possible to submit applications in six categories until 30 August. In advance: eco://congress on eco stage with panel discussions and presentations.
This webinar will cover the fundamentals of what DNSSEC is, why it is important, and will give an overview of all its technical components. You will learn about the DNS resource record types that DNSSEC uses, as well as information about how DNSSEC uses cryptographic signing keys to keep our DNS data accurate.
Anyone wishing to transfer personal data from the EU to the US or other third countries must rely on standard contractual clauses (SCCs), especially since the end of the EU/US Privacy Shield, in order not to risk a violation of data protection law. The eco Association and the international law firm Fieldfisher provide assistance...
Because they have not transposed the EU Copyright Directive into national law quickly enough or have done so only inadequately, the European Commission has now initiated infringement procedures against 23 member states. While Germany is not affected by this, numerous companies in Germany also have to struggle with considerable...
The smartphone is our all-time companion, even on holiday at the beach or a lake, and is therefore at risk in many situations. The eco Association gives the mobile users 7 tips to keep in mind in order to prevent unauthorised data access.
With its decision on the state police law in Baden-Württemberg, announced yesterday, the Bundesverfassungsgericht, the German federal constitutional court, has set new limits to the use of so-called state Trojans and emphasised the state’s duty to protect citizens and businesses. This justification must be taken into...
Under the motto “Digital First Responders”, INHOPE (International Association of Internet Hotlines) is organising a digital summit on 21 and 22 September 2021. Speakers from various areas of society, like politics, business and the Internet industry, have been invited in order to exchange ideas and experience regarding...
Gaia-X is driving the data economy – and putting the economy to the test. “Digital value creation relies on cooperation, collaboration and coopetition,” says Michael Jochem, Member of the Board of Directors Gaia-X Association for Data and Cloud (AISBL) in this interview. He explains what data and agriculture have in common, and why the value of data must be measurable for Gaia-X to take off.
The Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, founded under the umbrella of the eco Association, welcomes the fact that the EU Commission wants to implement the planned CO2 reduction of 55 percent by the year 2030 on the basis of the planned “Fit for 55” package.
The Important Project of Common European Interest for Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure and Services (IPCEI-CIS) aims to promote cloud and edge computing strongly in Europe. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has now published the “Announcement of the Expression of Interest Procedure for Planned Funding in the Area of Cloud and Edge Infrastructure and Services”.
The Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, founded under the umbrella of eco – Association of the Internet Industry, urges the new Frankfurt city government to tackle the climate and energy policy regulatory projects mentioned in the current coalition agreement which focus on data centres, and to do this in close cooperation with the digital infrastructure operators based in Frankfurt.