How secure are our devices when they connect to the Internet? This is difficult for consumers to discern. The IT security label of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) now provides a solution. The eco Association welcomes this initiative and at the same time appeals to manufacturers and consumers to take responsibility for IT security.
With the start of the war in Ukraine, critical infrastructure, businesses, and government agencies there became targets of cyberattacks. According to estimates by the BSI and eco Association, Germany has not – yet – become a greater target of cyberattacks. “This situation assessment could change at very short notice, and targeted as well as massive cyberattacks could severely compromise cybersecurity at any time,” says Prof. Norbert Pohlmann.
In Germany, a large proportion of the population is very dissatisfied with the slow progress of digitalisation in many fields. As much as a quarter of those surveyed said that the topic of digital policy would have a major influence on their voting decision in the next federal state elections.
On 29 and 30 September 2022, the Internet Security Days (ISD) will take place once again in Phantasialand near Cologne, Germany. eco and heise Events invite IT security experts, security managers and user companies to exchange views on current threats and security strategies at the 12th ISD.
Brühl29.09.2022 - 30.09.2022
Competence Group Security
Cybersecurity Project Manager