The crypto currency Bitcoin – or trust as the key concept of IT security

Suppose someone tells you that there is a brand new way of secure paying via the internet. The new technology is hyped and after slow adoption has now seen quite a media buzz and is being used by a growing number of companies and private people. Suppose that your conversational partner further tells you that … More The crypto currency Bitcoin – or trust as the key concept of IT security

Security Anonymous – the twelve step program :-)

I have long been nagged by colleagues to start a Security Anonymous group. So here is an introduction including twelve step program: Need help with a security problem? If you are concerned with a security problem and wish to learn more about Security Anonymous, read on further. Security Anonymous is a self-help group for people … More Security Anonymous – the twelve step program 🙂

Internet pillory – what we need to learn from the Ashley Madison hack

We seem to hear about a major data breach at a company on a daily basis. Either the media is reporting more or the number of publicly known attacks rises or both. What can we learn from these reports? It is always data and application that adversaries are after. Although this is a no-brainer, we … More Internet pillory – what we need to learn from the Ashley Madison hack

Secure Digital Business Transformation – What every Chief Security Officer (CSO) needs to know

Digital Business Transformation is “the” economic change process that every company is experiencing at the moment. It is constituted by 5 major technology trends: Internet of Things, aka 4thindustrial revolution Multi-connectivity Big Data Cybersecurity Cloud Computing The 4th industrial revolution describes the technology trend to connect sensors from industrial processes with regular IT, which goes together … More Secure Digital Business Transformation – What every Chief Security Officer (CSO) needs to know

Every sensor its unique ID! – Really?

The fourth revolution aka Internet 4.0 will drive what was a big “no-no” up until now. Operational and infrastructure processes will be connected with regular IT. This brings a whole new challenge of up until now unresolved security problems. One of the ideas currently debated is to mandate unique IDs for sensors. Here is my take … More Every sensor its unique ID! – Really?

What’s wrong with this security requirement? – Or passwords are the weakest link for attacks

You all heard that passwords are the weakest link to attack. For end-users passwords are a nuisance to remember especially when password rules require a certain combination of letters, numbers and special signs to be used and password changes are mandated on a regular basis. You can get the “No longer fall on your end-uses … More What’s wrong with this security requirement? – Or passwords are the weakest link for attacks

IT Security 101 – or how can you secure your IT landscapes?

I believe that every customer has the possibility to configure their entire landscape securely with the best available technology. It disturbs me when customers tell me that they did not know about specific security products or features. I have received this feedback a lot lately. I want to change this and I will use the … More IT Security 101 – or how can you secure your IT landscapes?