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Parcel notifications are a practical thing. Companies like DHL or UPS inform customers by email or text message about shipments that are about to arrive. Consumer trust in these messages is high. Therefore, many consumers open fake messages and fall for this trick of cyber criminals. The damage caused by such a small carelessness is sometimes devastating.

According to a study by Thales, an overwhelming proportion, namely 80%, of German companies do not use basic encryption for sensitive data stored in the cloud. At the same time, cybercriminal activities are increasing significantly, as drastically expressed in the current BSI situation report, among others. The question that arises: Why do so many companies do without cloud security? We set out to find the answers.

DNS servers, VPNs, and Internet nodes form the backbone of the Internet. Without these elements, all communication between two or more points breaks down. The Threat Intelligence Report of the US network specialist NETSCOUT now reveals a threatening new trend: Cybercriminals' activities are increasingly focused on the entire connectivity chain.

With the BSI Situation Report 2021, the Federal Office for Information Security makes it clear that the cyber threat situation remains tense. The situation report, which was presented by Arne Schönbohm, President of the BSI, on 21 October 2021, clearly shows that digitisation in Germany is increasingly at risk due to the growing professionalisation of cyber criminals. You can find out exactly what the current threats to Germany as a business location are in this article.

The defence against cyber attacks is one of the major challenges for companies and IT security. An essential aspect that is neglected in many organisations today is early attack detection. In many situations, too much time passes before IT security detects unauthorised activities of intruders in one's own network. Time that the hackers use to get their extortion Trojans in place and launch a devastating data encryption operation.

The good news is that digitisation has now become widespread in hospitals. It is playing an increasing role in all workflows and processes, for cross-sector communication and also for telemedical applications. The bad news: At the same time, cyberattacks on healthcare facilities are becoming more frequent. IT security in hospitals is therefore playing an increasingly important role. But there is still a lack of targeted and effective implementation.

More than half of the companies surveyed in the Ivanti study suffer from a lack of staff - especially in the area of IT specialists. A representative survey by Bitkom is even more dramatic: here, seven out of ten companies state a shortage of IT specialists. For the available IT experts in the companies, this means: more work with less time. Successfully carried out cyber attacks are thus detected more slowly, insufficiently combated and at the same time phishing attacks occur more frequently. A real vicious circle is brewing on the horizon of digitalisation. What solutions are there?

Security culture is considered extremely important by experts - but 94% of respondents to the study "The Rise of Security Culture" did not agree on what the term should mean. Reason enough for us to take a closer look at the topics of "security culture in companies" and "security awareness"!