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Cyber threats are omnipresent and can threaten the existence of companies - this is now widely known. At the same time, there are still glaring gaps in the area of IT security measures in many companies. IT security management aims to comprehensively prepare companies for potential cyber threats. The current and future IT security situation requires a broad and specialised set-up of IT security management. A guide with 5 important measures that should not be missing in any case!

At the beginning of July 2021, a cyber attack occurred on the IT service provider Kaseya. This attack had a global impact, as it was an attack on the company's supply chain. In Sweden, for example, up to 800 branches of the supermarket chain Coop had to close for days because the cash register systems were not available. About a month after the incident, Kaseya is still struggling with the consequences of the attack. Our update on the consequences of the spectacular cyber attack!

With the proposed changes, the EU Commission wants to close gaps in existing laws and improve citizens' IT security. Current legislation no longer fits the digital reality. Anonymous accounts on crypto exchanges not only facilitate money laundering, they also provide hackers with an ideal environment for processing extortion payments as part of cyber attacks.

The growing number of cyberthreats and cyberattacks is placing ever greater demands on IT security. This now affects all companies - from individual companies to global corporations - primarily due to the high degree of digitalisation. As a result, new professions in IT security are constantly emerging. One of these is the cyber security analyst. A profession with a lot of responsibility, good earning opportunities and, above all, a high degree of future security.

At the beginning of June 2021, the German government extended the "Digital. Secure. Sovereign." by five years. At the same time, funding was increased from 180 to 350 million euros. These funds will flow into IT security research, among other things. Over the next few years, the federal government intends to drive forward IT security research and the digitization of SMEs with targeted funding programs. What funding programs has the federal government decided on and what is their scope?

While manufacturing companies invest extensively in the necessary digital infrastructure for the IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things), IT security usually falls by the wayside. IT security measures against cyber threats and various cyber attacks are too often still based on outdated security concepts. This article explains why multi-layered cyber defence systems are now indispensable and how threat hunting and active cyber defence can significantly increase IT security in a production company.

The entire world is becoming more digital - and this development does not stop at the health sector. The increasingly targeted cyber attacks, which affect the CRITIS sector in particular, make it essential to upgrade IT security in hospitals and similar healthcare facilities. Minimum standards for IT security, CRITIS requirements, certifications and guidelines can significantly increase IT security in a hospital. The central goal is to prevent cyber threats from interfering with daily operations.

I have decided to pursue a career as a pentester. Anyone who wants to work in this professional field must have a natural curiosity as well as in-depth knowledge of IT security and network administration. Creativity and a never-ending drive to achieve one's set goal are also important. In this article, I explain what my everyday life is like, what a pentester earns and what qualifications are necessary.

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.