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Safety first: Security trends at CEBIT

The daily headlines are abuzz with news about Petya, WannaCry and hacker attacks on Germany's government networks. Cybersecurity is one of the major topics of our age, affecting both large concerns and mid-sized companies engaged in R&D or public administration. How should IT decision-makers react to the growing threats? A roster of renowned experts and security solution providers will be providing answers at the upcoming CEBIT in Hannover, Germany (11–15 June).

24 May. 2018
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"Companies interested in safeguarding their operations need security solutions that can block even complex, previously unknown types of attacks," explains Daniel Heck, Vice President of Marketing at Rohde & Schwarz. What matters is that all potential gaps are closed - from mobile devices using cloud or web applications to the transmission channels used across various corporate locations. "Companies are encouraged to pursue comprehensive security strategies based on innovative digital business processes," emphasizes Heck. Rohde & Schwarz will be using CEBIT to present new products to secure cloud applications, data transfer and tablets. The company is exhibiting at a group pavilion in Hall 12 staged by Deutsche Messe and Heise Events, where visitors from every conceivable sector can discover the latest security solutions. Among the other big-name firms taking part in the pavilion are: Fortinet, AirITSystems, TÜViT, DATARECOVERY, WiR Solutions, Aconitas, Rempartec, Uniscon, Securedata, Hiddn Solutions ASA, Keeper Security and Symantec.

Datarecovery Bei AirITSystems, for example, will be presenting its broad range of network technologies and offering consulting on IT infrastructure, storage, data center setup and server technologies. Fortinent has developed a security fabric solution specially tailored to the needs of dynamic networks. Its integrated, automated Security Framework includes an integrated threat detection mechanism for automated reaction and constant reassessment of trustworthiness.

Many cyberattacks actually originate from a company’s own employees, current or past.

A recent Bitkom survey found that 62 percent of companies have experienced an incident of espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past year that involved a perpetrator from that circle of persons.

In some ways this is no surprise, as a growing number of companies manage their data in the cloud, allowing employees to access it at any time and from any location. A security approach focused solely on infrastructure protections is clearly no longer enough. But rogue employees are not the only worry. 41 percent of affected companies blame competitors, customers, vendors or service providers for the attacks.

This topic will also be a focus by the German state of Lower Saxony’s Office of Criminal Investigation, which is inviting visitors to its stand to look at ways of sensitizing employees to these risks. It will also be presenting its ZAC office, which offers a hotline for cyber-related crimes.

Three in four companies lack a top-level defensive strategy.

Despite the acute threats, many companies lack the will to develop an efficient contingency strategy, as a global study by IBM Security revealed. It found that 77 percent of companies have no formal Cyber Security Incident Response Plan for corporate-wide use. And just 31 percent of the surveyed decision-makers believe that their IT security budget is sufficient. Almost 8 in 10 companies admit that their have trouble finding and retaining employees with the necessary technical expertise.

CEBIT is offering an ideal chance for potential employers and candidates to get together: the job and career forum in Hall 27. There, job seekers can engage with promising employers and expand their professional networks.

CEBIT offers extensive range of security solutions

CEBIT has established itself as the leading event in the DACH region for security products and solutions for every need, covering everything from anti-virus software and data recovery solutions to complex enterprise security management systems. In the age of Big Data and Business Analytics, flash and hybrid storage systems also play a significant role. A process for recovering lost flash data will be presented by DATARECOVERY in its new Flash Reverse Engineering concept. "Many of Germany's mid-sized firms are far from being up to speed," notes CEO Jan Bindig. "There’s a big gap between state-of-the-art technology available and the degree of organization – or rather disorganization – evidenced by many SMEs.That's why we are particularly set on helping mid-sized companies to protect themselves."

Another company pursuing this approach is Secusmart, maker of "Secure Apps on the Go." The company will be at CEBIT demonstrating how applications for use by German government smartphones and tablets can be made more secure. itWatch is coming to Hannover to present security solutions for industrial equipment, with a focus on data loss prevention and mobile security. SecuLution has announced a convenient new interface and additional features for its application whitelisting solution to protect computers and networks against malware.

Solutions to help with GDRP compliance.

The EU's new data protection laws (GDRP) came into effect on 25 May for all companies and organizations, thus making it another important CEBIT topic. OneTrust, for example, will show visitors how successful firms can work with the new privacy regulations. Bayoonet is marketing its Fileserver Management Suite (FMS), a software solution for transparent, easy-to-understand rights management. Among other benefits, FMS makes it possible to record and manage AD users and manage rights for unstructured data, all incompliance with IT security laws and the EU's GDPR.

Prominent speakers at the Cyber Security Summit

Decision-makers in this field should be sure not to miss the CEBIT Cyber Security Summit on 12 March at Center Stage in Hall 12. Prominent security experts will be exploring current threat scenarios and explaining how companies can protect themselves. The keynote address on "Trends in Cybersecurity" will come from Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer at F-Secure and one of the world's most in-demand expert speakers. Hypponen, a native of Finland, plans on highlighting where the greatest dangers lie in the Internet of Smart Things.

Another top topic at the Security Summit: the future of international anti-cybercrime cooperations. Speakers on this toppic include Dr. Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), Arne Schönbohm, President of the German Agency for Security in Information Technology (BSI), and BDI President Dr. Dieter Kempf. The closing keynote will come from Candace Worley (McAfee).

Those looking to inform themselves about the latest trends in Enterprise Security should attend the presentation by Dr. Michael Waidner of the Fraunhofer Institute for Security Information Technology (SIT). Surprising insights into the daily life of a pen tester will come from Sebastian Schreiber.

Beyond this, security pros will take to the Expert Stage on all four days to address security-related issues. The highlights include a speech by Marc Wilczek, Managing Chief Operating Officer at Link11 ("Why offline isn't an option") and Jörg Peine-Paulsen, a business protection expert at the Lower Saxony Agency for Constitution Protections. Paulsen will provide real-world examples of how companies can successfully survive online attacks.

Those who wish to talk over what they've seen with other CEBIT visitors are welcome to visit the new d!campus offering a space to chat and relax well into the evening. The d!campus will be open and offering street food and live music acts until 11 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday (12–14 June).

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At CEBIT 2018, everything is geared to generating business, leads and bright ideas. With its exhibitor displays, expert conferences and prime networking opportunities, CEBIT is a triple-punch event covering everything essential to the digitization of business, government and society. The innovations on display in the d!conomy section of the show give IT professionals and decision-makers from the realms of business, trade and the public sector the tools they need to streamline and futureproof their operations by leveraging digitization to the fullest. The event’s d!tec showcase puts the spotlight on developers and startups and their disruptive business models, as well as on research institutes giving us a glimpse of tomorrow’s game-changing technologies. The d!talk conference program features visionaries, lateral thinkers, creatives and experts from around the globe. The d!campus is the beating heart of CEBIT – the place where everyone gets together for relaxed networking, street food and live music. CEBIT presents the digital transformation in a totally new way, while retaining its core focus on business, leads and more leads. The first day of CEBIT 2018 – Monday, 11 June – is reserved for conference attendees and journalists, with the exhibition opening on Tuesday, 12 June. The exhibition halls will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the d!campus staying open till 11 p.m. on those days. Opening hours on Friday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CEBIT Events Worldwide give Deutsche Messe’s customers even more ways of reaching their international clientele, e.g. in dynamic markets such as China, Australia, Thailand and Spain.

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At CEBIT 2018, everything is geared to generating business, leads and bright ideas. CEBIT is a triple-punch event covering everything essential to the digitization of business, government and society. The innovations on display in the d!conomy section of the show give IT professionals and decision-makers, trade and the public sector the tools they need to streamline and futureproof their operations. The event’s d!tec showcase puts the spotlight on developers and startups. The d!talk conference program features visionaries, lateral thinkers, creatives and experts . The d!campus is heart of CEBIT –relaxed networking, street food and live music. The first day of CEBIT 2018 – Monday, 11 June – is reserved for conference attendees and journalists, with the exhibition opening on Tuesday, 12 June. The exhibition halls will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the d!campus staying open till 11 p.m. Opening hours on Friday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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