Economic damages due to industrial espionage can be avoided

Not only private persons are victims of espionage by foreign agencies. Especially successful industries are coveted targets for thieves from all around the world as well as from their own country. According to a recent study concerning the German and Austrian economy especially SME, aviation, shipbuilding and engineering companies in general are the primary targets. An often-underestimated security loophole is the electronic communication via email. Around 41% of the interviewed companies registered or suspected attacks on their electronic communication. This so far neglected security gap however can easily be closed.

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S/MIME vs PGP - The right way to secure e-mail communication?

Despite increasing awareness of the issue in the media, the rate of encrypted e-mails being sent is dropping. S/MIME vs PGP - What is the right approach to protect electronic communication?

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Juncker‘s plans for digital politics: Europe has understood

Aachen 04. July 2014 – The Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand e.V. (BITMi) welcomes the designated EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s announcement to focus his presidency on digital economy.

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The German DsiN study shows that digitization increases – while security consciousness decreases.

Three out of four e-mails with highly sensitive contracts and agreements are transmitted unsecured.

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Cyber crime costs global economy $445 billion a year

According to a report from the CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies) sponsored by McAfee, cybercrime costs businesses more than $400 billion worldwide.

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Day of action "Reset the Net" - Cryptshare becomes NSA proof

Cryptshare is planning to implement Perfect Forward Secrecy to defeat NSA's espionage methods.

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Do you trust big American tech companies?

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who helped Edward Snowden with the publication of his secret documents, does not. On his tour through Germany, he does not mince words.

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Once again, customer records and passwords have been stolen from an Internet company. Is this a worst case scenario?

Hackers steal personal user account data from a large number of eBay customers. Also, passwords are stolen in the attack. Users are prompted to change their passwords now. Would it still be worse?

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Be careful who you share with.

Expect your users to make mistakes. Using file sharing systems, a few wrong mouse clicks may place your data out in the wild.

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German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière (CDU) is calling on companies to guard against espionage.

Are businesses naive in dealing with the risk of economic espionage?

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