Future-oriented data policy: data protection and cybersecurity are a perfect pair …

Stress in the workplace due to insufficient resources and negligence are the greatest risk factor. «… .88% of the participants recognize that digitization is associated with additional cyber risks and that in addition to the visible opportunities, the invisible dangers are also growing. According to bsi.bund.de, only 29% of the institutions surveyed see cyber security and data protection as a competitive advantage … »

An example: after a local control room of the company went down, it became clear that the computers were infected with ransomware. The trigger was the “smart” coffee machine, connected to the Internet, which independently ordered reorders. The coffee maker was not only connected to an isolated Wi-Fi network, but also to the local control room network. The endpoint security, network segmentation and application network communication control were missing.

“Best practice” for the systematic identification of risks is the neutral risk assessment that ensures systematics and objectivity. The result is an overview of the hazard potential and a risk assessment for preventive measures:

  • So that failures in digital supply chains are no longer a cause of business interruptions;
  • So that the advantages of new technologies – artificial intelligence, IoT etc. – and digitization can be used to increase efficiency.
  • So that fires, explosions and natural disasters no longer threaten IT systems, data centers and cloud services, but instead protect redundancies, fail-safety and recoverability.
  • And cybersecurity largely serves as protection for digital transformation and data protection.

A future-oriented data policy of trust for progress and innovation is a quality feature. It has a positive influence on the success of the company and leads to higher employee satisfaction.