It’s the eleventh hour | Corporate security in times of pandemic and war

Within just 3 years, the world has changed rapidly. A pandemic that not only drove digitization with incredible force, but also made it a requirement from one day to the next. Employees in home offices, uncertainty in securing data, an overburdened corporate IT, limited capacities and a lack of know-how are just some of the reasons for the digitization challenges that gripped companies.

New solutions were introduced, but often somewhat strategically and mindlessly, and without the necessary protection against cyberattacks. As a result, cyberattacks on businesses increased at a rate of 125% (2021 compared to 2020) and often crippled everything. Cybersecurity has been included in the top 5 risks to our global community by the World Economic Forum in 2021. Also, recent high-profile cyberattacks have put cybersecurity at the top of the agenda for key decision makers in organizations and countries.

War follows pandemic

At the beginning of the year, some saw some light at the end of the digitization effort until the next big crisis hits. The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine, a human and economic catastrophe that once again exposes the Achilles heel of European companies. Russia is threatening to use cyber-attacks as a weapon, and critical infrastructure companies in particular (electricity, water, gas, etc.) are under severe threat.

It’s really the eleventh hour. e2 Security is the partner at your side when it comes to protection against cyber-attacks, technology trends (Big Data, IoT, Robotics (automation of processes), Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, etc.) as well as new business concepts in the area of digitalization such as automation & design of business processes, Future of Work, multisupplier strategies or Omnichannel Logisitcs, to name a few examples.

Effectively and quickly we create transparency, identify vulnerabilities and threats, prioritize and secure your company immediately and cost-efficiently against security gaps. We support your employees in in individual, personalized training courses on topics such as user awareness, phishing and data protection. SMEs in particular often have a hard time recruiting employees with the right know-how. On the website of the German Federal Office for Information Security, you will find initial tips that will help and that we will be happy to implement with you. Further IT projects, such as the creation of IT security strategies and roadmaps, security transformation and consulting, or company-specific IT network analysis taking into account IT network segmentation, round off our portfolio for your security. Get in contact with us!

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In Germany, special regulations apply to operators of critical infrastructures under the Federal Office for Information Security / Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) Act. But who counts as an operator and when are infrastructures classified as critical?