The German Federal Office of Criminal Investigations (BKA) registers 45,000 cases involving cyber crime each year – only one third are solved. According to the Federal Progress Report, damages resulting from cyber crime rose by 2.8 percent to over 40 million euros in 2015. The estimated number of unreported cases is much higher according to the BKA.
These IT attacks are marked by a greater use of resources and are becoming increasingly more professional. Individuals, government agencies, research and university institutes, businesses, and operators of critical infrastructure are all targets. 64 percent of all German companies with over 1,000 employees are victims of at least one cyber attack per month.
To defend against cyber attacks major companies like Airbus not only protect themselves, they have also started to provide their expertise to other companies. One European example, Airbus Defence and Space – one of three Airbus divisions – is showcasing its CyberSecurity department at CeBIT 2017.
Over 600 experts at Airbus work to secure the government, agencies, operators of critical infrastructure, and industry. In three Cyber Defence Centers in Germany, France, and Great Britain they access "a broad range of expertise and the latest technology", says Airbus CyberSecurity.
At CeBIT 2017 the company will showcase "products, solutions, and services for the digital transformation and Industrie 4.0 " in Hall 6. The heart of the presentation is the Secure Operation Center (SOC). Visitors can follow live how cyber attacks caused by a contaminated USB flash drive or unapproved remote access can be recognized, analyzed and blocked.
Other showcases and live presentations by Airbus’ CyberSecurity experts demonstrate secure information exchanges between domains with different vulnerabilities and levels of security.