Over 500 national and international customers, including the German Foreign Office, Federal Ministry of Defense, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Federal Office for Information Security, Regional Tax Authority of Bavaria, Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH, mobile.de, BMW, Audi, National-Bank, Commerzbank, Gelsenwasser, Stadtwerke Bremen, Stadtwerke München
Public sector, defense, healthcare, security organizations, energy suppliers, financial service providers and insurance firms, telecommunication, industry, automotive industry, transport and logistics
BITKOM, TeleTrusT Deutschland e.V.
Board of Management:
Dr. Rainer Baumgart (Chairman, responsible for the business unit Public Sector, corporate development and corporate communications) Willem Bulthuis (responsible for the business unit Business Sector) Thomas Pleines (responsible for finance & controlling, legal department, human resources, DP)
IT Security – the highest requirements
IT security has long been one of the top-priority issues and one of the greatest challenges for any organization in today's information society. The sector is characterized by fast technological development as well as a very complex range of diverse issues. Additionally, national and international legislation, regulations and directives often dictate very special requirements concerning the security of data and infrastructures. At the same time, organizations are becoming more vulnerable as a result of their growing dependency on well-functioning and networked information processing as well as an increased need among employees for mobile and flexible access to corporate data. More frequent use of different devices and applications also increases risks due to incorrect usage and negligence. The urgent need for a comprehensive, continuously updated security solution for companies and authorities also results from increasingly more sophisticated forms of industrial espionage and cyber war attacks. Today, attacks are not only carried out by individuals, but by well-organized and well-funded groups. This was made clear to the general public at the end of 2010, for example, with the professionally developed and highly complex Stuxnet virus. But it is not only internal networks that are becoming more vulnerable as a result of increased introduction of electronic components and their connection with the Internet; national infrastructures are also at risk. Attacks on electricity and telephone networks can be launched from anywhere in the world. Even vehicles will soon be