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In the current world situation, where cyber threats are growing exponentially at a rapid pace, the European Union has taken a decisive step towards increased security with the introduction of the NIS2 Directive. The expanded set of rules not only serves as a guide for the protection of network and information systems, but also puts the focus on critical infrastructures (CRITIS) - the heart of our modern society. But why exactly is this revised directive so important for IT security managers? What innovations does it bring with it, and what challenges might we face? This article provides an in-depth look at the NIS2 directive, its key points and its relevance in today's digital era. Learn here how the NIS2 Directive serves as an enabler for a more robust and secure digital future.

Between 2021 and 2022, the number of companies that suffered at least five or more IT security breaches increased by a staggering 53 per cent. Approximately half of all companies experienced a security breach in the last 12 months that cost more than $1 million to resolve. These are just some of the worrying findings of Fortinet's latest Global Security Skills Gap Report 2023.

The study "2023 Cyber Workforce Resilience Trend Report" was published in mid-May. The study results support a clear trend: more and more companies are focusing on building sustainable cyber resilience, but many cyber resilience programmes fall short. Although 86 per cent of respondents have a cyber resilience programme, more than half said they lack a holistic approach to assessing cyber resilience.
The reason: The implemented mechanisms are not sufficient to prove the practical cyber capabilities of the teams.

IT Security and the metaverse


A "revolutionary approach" or the "new Internet": There is no stinginess with superlatives when it comes to the topic of metaversum. Today's two-dimensional text and image landscapes on the monitors of our end devices are to become three-dimensional worlds of experience and shopping in the future. Today's metaverse platforms are still mainly in the gaming sector. But development is progressing steadily, and the way we work, socialise and live will change as a result. This will also open up new sales and growth opportunities for companies. But what does the metaverse mean for companies and organisations in terms of their IT security?

Phishing, ransomware, data espionage - the list of cyber threats is long. At the same time, cyber criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated and professional. Consequently, the risk of becoming a victim of a cyberattack continues to increase in Germany and around the world. Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular usually do not have the necessary resources to detect cyberattacks themselves in time and thus be able to defend themselves. The demand for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) and their diverse range of services is therefore unabatedly high. We reveal what you should look for when choosing an external service provider.