Companies are exposed to a growing risk of cyber-attacks. Data theft or encryption, ransomware attacks and the paralysis of entire production processes not only affect large companies – cyber-criminals are also increasingly targeting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Digital attacks can have a serious impact on a company, including loss of reputation, legal violations and considerable financial loss. Cyber-security is therefore becoming increasingly important as companies try to create resilient environments to protect themselves against cyber-attacks.
In this presentation, Prof. Angela Sasse from the Ruhr University Bochum and Matteo Große-Kampmann will introduce the key pillars of cyber-resilient IT infrastructure. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Carsten Bieker (zubIT) and Markus Hertlein (XignSys), where Sasse and Große-Kampmann will explain why the focus should not only be on the technical components, but above all on the human factor.
Markus Hertlein is the founder and managing director of XignSys GmbH. He holds degrees in media informatics (B.Sc.) and cyber-security (M.Sc.) and has over 15 years of experience in the field of IT security. He is a cyber-security expert with a focus on user-friendly solutions. As the founder and managing partner of XignSys GmbH, he supports companies, German municipalities and federal states in solving user-related IT processes in a secure and user-friendly way. He is now focusing on securing digital processes with innovative access management and authentication solutions.