Cyber Insurance and Incident Response – Essential Part of every Business Continuity Strategy

A study by UK Government (HM Goverment, 2015) estimated that 81% of large corporations and around 60% of small corporations suffered from cyber breaches in 2014 across various business sector in London and South-East England. For Germany and Central Europe, (Andreas Schmitz , 2016) shows that security incidents rose by a staggering 38% in 2015. The typical loss from the cyber breaches are data loss, outage, physical damage, privacy issues etc. In any kind, the organization suffers financially and/or a brand is damaged. It is therefore essential to be prepared to avoid such a breach but also to be backed up in case breaches actually happen. Cyber insurance (also known as Cyber risk insurance) is the answer to exactly this kind of concern. The cyber insurance providers and their insurance policies are able to cover or reduce the losses that an organization may incur because of cyber breaches.

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Open Data in der Verwaltung pragmatisch auf den Weg bringen

Autor: Dominic Petrak

Die Bereitstellung und Nutzung von Open Data durch die öffentliche Verwaltung kommen gerade in Deutschland bislang noch recht zögerlich in Gang. Dies ist in vielen Fällen vor allem dadurch begründet, dass Entscheider und potenzielle Treiber den Aufwand und die Komplexität derartiger Vorhaben recht hoch einschätzen und vor einer Umsetzung zurückschrecken. Diese Einschätzung ist jedoch nicht korrekt: eine Veröffentlichung von Verwaltungsdaten muss ganz und gar nicht komplex und aufwändig sein.

Alle Wege beginnen mit ersten Schritten. Wie diese ersten Schritte auf dem Weg zur Erschließung des Potenzials von Open Government Data genommen werden können, skizzieren wir im Folgenden. Read More

Why Real Estate Organizations Should Care About Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation

Artificial intelligence (AI), particularly in combination with process automation, is a powerful technology which will, and has already begun to change industries. When hearing the term AI, most people probably think of recommendation algorithms, about search results, about chatbots, etc. In short, we think about consumer-focused products. But AI is also starting to rapidly spread into business-focused solutions. Going forward, AI solutions will move far beyond commercial, nice to have solutions, and focus more on adding true value, also for large corporations and businesses. Real estate organizations are not an exception.

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Save heaven for Mac OS users? Unmasking the Security Myth

“I do not need antivirus software because I am using an Apple Mac!” This unsuspecting view has been far spread till very short time ago. Contrasting to this, we hear in everyday news how many threats are looming to windows OS to steal, modify or simply destroy our data (for example here, in German). Is it really that easy that you can simply avoid any malware by switching to Mac OS and live an easy life? Now, IBM plans to switch from Windows to Apple Mac (in German) on devices for own employees to reduce support and other costs. In addition to this, IBM begins to offer the integration of MAC OS in business environment of its customers as part of its product portfolio. This development triggers Apple to offer OS solutions that fulfill the needs of business environments. But once Apple Mac OS is increasingly used in enterprise environment, it will become much more interesting and attractive as a target for cyber criminals.

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Is the Economy Ill-prepared for the Digital Workplace of the Future?

Most employees of companies based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland give their bosses bad marks as far as the preparation for the digital workplace of the future. This is one result of a recent research report entitled “Workplace of the Future”.

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Asked for the biggest technology pitfalls in the workplace currently, approximately 60 percent of employees express concerns about insufficient remote access to data and 62 percent criticize the response times of information technology (IT) incident management services. Additionally, 58 percent deem their company’s IT platforms too inflexible to integrate new requirements, such as those of the digital business world. Read More

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