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Kaseya, an IT solutions developer for MSPs and enterprise customers, announced on 2 July that it was the victim of a cyberattack. Cybercriminals exploited a vulnerability in the US IT service provider's VSA management software and targeted hundreds of companies through the supply chain effect. Consequences were felt as far away as Sweden, where the supermarket chain Coop had to close almost all its shops.

It is still unclear which color combination from the party landscape will govern after the federal election. Still, one thing seems certain: Disinformation campaigns and cyberattacks will accompany the online election campaign. At least, that is the conviction of Arne Schönbohm, President of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). But what is the truth behind the fears of manipulation of the Bundestag election, and how secure is the 2021 Bundestag election?

Part of the EU General Data Protection Regulation introduced in 2018 is the obligation to report data security breaches to the competent authority. There is still a lack of clarity for many companies regarding which cyberattacks and IT security incidents are actually reportable. This article provides 18 examples of data breaches that occur in practice and are reportable.

Artificial Intelligence - one of the buzzwords in IT in recent years. In which direction is artificial intelligence actually developing? Do AI investments make sense at this point in time or have companies that do not yet use AI applications already missed the boat? Does AI possibly even pose risks for IT security or is artificial intelligence - on the contrary - even an enrichment for security?

The Bizarro banking Trojan is a malware that uses sophisticated social engineering to steal online banking access data. Bizarro is not the only banking Trojan whose spread is increasing sharply in the first half of 2021. The malware is flanked by Flubot - another malware that targets smartphones and tablets. We will show you the ways in which the current banking Trojans want to access your data and give you tips on how to protect yourself from the cyberthreats.

The IT industry is part of a fast-moving professional sector - thousands of jobs have therefore opened up for IT graduates in recent years. Employers continue to search desperately for qualified IT staff. However, according to a study by staffing firm Robert Half, 90 percent of recruiters find it difficult to find suitable employees. Who are employers looking for most urgently? Which field or specialization offers the best job opportunities? In this article, we look at eight of the most sought-after IT jobs.

A new "service" is currently enjoying criminal success on the Darknet and posing a new challenge to the IT security of companies worldwide. Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) is the name of the new trend - and can turn any petty criminal into a cyber extortionist in no time. This article explains what exactly Ransomware-as-a-Service is and what this form of cyber attack means for IT security.

A large number of different software platforms are used within companies. Especially for certain functions outside the central systems, companies like to use open source software (OSS). However, the use of such software does not only have advantages. Open source software can also become an IT security risk. When there is a risk of cyber attacks due to the use of open source software is only one aspect that is highlighted in this blog post.

Blackmailing ransomware, highly professional Advanced Persistent Threats or data espionage through social engineering: the more and the more elaborate an IT security challenge, the greater the media interest. Yet neither ransomware nor APTs are among the most frequently used attack strategies of hackers. Rather, the criminals exploit a widespread characteristic of us humans for the most popular form of cyber attack.

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is also playing an increasingly important role in cyber security. Artificial intelligence shows its strengths above all in the early detection of cyber threats or in the real-time monitoring of IT infrastructures. However, uncontrolled use of AI is definitely dangerous! In this article, you will learn what artificial intelligence can do in the area of cyber security and how AI can support cyber threat hunting and threat intelligence.