Significance of secure data transfer for German energy suppliers increases

German energy suppliers have been declared as operators of critical infrastructures since the summer of 2015. According to the IT-Security Law they must send data via a secure connection.

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Security issues leave cloud infrastructure vulnerable

A newly discovered weak spot in the technology used to deliver cloud services enables criminals and governments to access information stored and processed in the cloud.

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Lessons to be learnt from Panama Papers

In times of digital communication and the internet many things have changed in our private and corporate life. Among them is the possibility to gather information and organise and share them internationally in a very short amount of time.

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Digital transformation in public authorities

Writing about cyber espionage these days seems almost needless. Not a single day passes without another report of stolen, lost, or unsecured data somewhere around the world. We live in a digital society and much of our private, public, and corporate communication and data storage happens online.

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Why there is too little e-mail encryption

Everyone is talking about it: politicians and law enforcement would like to limit if not abandon it; privacy groups and companies see it as more and more important: the encryption of e-mails.

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Risk of unsecured login at „E-Mail made in Germany“

The German initiative “E-mail made in Germany” promises encrypted e-mail communication for everyone. Yet when users are not aware of it there is a risk of their communication not being completely secured.

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AT&T gave NSA access to billions of emails

In the United States many tech-companies declare themselves against the mass surveillance attempts of various agencies. Sometimes, however, the help of just one company is all that’s needed.

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What happened to the German project DE-Mail?

A group of delegates was wondering the same and asked the German federal government about the state of it. The answers they got support the impression that the officials could be equally unsure of the future success.

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Why We Encrypt – Bruce Schneier‘s Manifest

With governments from various countries and parts of the world trying to push back against encryption it’s important to be reminded of why private citizens, companies, journalists and organisations would want to encrypt their data and communication. Security expert Bruce Schneier summarises the different reasons in a recent post on his blog.

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Too little e-mail encryption in businesses

A German federal association for IT-security (TeleTrusT) has released a comprehensive information brochure on e-mail encryption. It is addressed equally to IT-experts and interested parties.

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