eco at it-sa 2022: Shaping IT Security Together

  • eco Association invites you to attend it-sa in Nuremberg from 25 to 27 October at the joint stand in exhibition hall 7, stand 7 – 116.
  • Ransomware Initiative under the umbrella of the eco Association will be presented.
  • eco members and guests will discuss Secure Software (Development) at it-sa  on 26 October at the trade fair in the Singapore room.

Shaping your Security – at it-sa 2022 in Nuremberg, the eco Association and its partners Leaseweb, GlobalDots, OGITIX, Data Center Group and HORIZON3.ai will appear under this banner. At the joint stand in Hall 7, Stand 7-116, these companies will jointly present innovations for more IT security. The organisers are expecting hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of trade visitors at Europe’s leading trade fair for IT security who will discuss the challenges of IT security under the motto “HIT HACKERS HARD!”

eco initiative aims to prevent cyber extortion

Here, eco will present its Ransomware Initiative to the trade audience, which the association recently launched with other partners. On 26 October from 3:45 p.m., the initiative founders will hold a discussion in Knowledge Forum A at the trade fair under the title of “The eco Initiative Ransomware – Someone will pay!” Joining them will be Clemens Schulz of Rohde & Schwarz, Michael Veit of Sophos Technology GmbH, and Ralf Wigand, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH – and the discussion will be moderated by Markus Schaffrin from the eco Association.

“As the war in Ukraine continues, the cyber threat situation has also worsened in Germany. In particular, companies and public authorities are suffering from so-called ransomware attacks, in which cyber criminals extort companies,” says Markus Schaffrin, eco Security Expert and Head of Member Services at the eco Association.

The digital hostage-takers penetrate company systems via phishing attacks and then threaten to steal or publish valuable data or to paralyse the systems. According to the BSI (German Federal Office for Information Security), such cybersecurity extortions are becoming the biggest IT security threat. This is confirmed by a study by the IT security company Sophos: around 67 per cent of the companies surveyed in Germany (globally 66 per cent) were affected by ransomware in 2021, compared to only 46 per cent in 2020.

Panel discussion at it-sa on secure software

On 26 October from 14:30 – 17:30, the eco Security Competence Group and all other interested trade fair guests will meet at it-sa. Leading experts from the eco membership will meet together in the “Singapore” room. Bernhard Hirschmann from adesso, for example, will talk about the basics of secure software development, and there will be a panel discussion with Sebastian Schwegler from the “Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V.”. The meeting will highlight the requirements for secure software and the resulting challenges during software development.

The current status will be presented with the aid of expert presentations and underpinned with examples and empirical reports. The subsequent discussion will cover the challenges that arise – not only during development, but also in daily applications.

Register now for the discussion round on Secure Software (Development) at it-sa – which will take place on 26 October at the trade fair in the Singapore room. (German-language link)

eco members save the admission fee of 85 Euro for it-sa 2022 and attend the trade fair free of charge! Request your registration code by email to events@eco.de for a free admission ticket.


eco at it-sa 2022: Shaping IT Security Together