Driving the Digital Vehicle

It’s not just central locking systems, power mirrors or the 18 electromechanical actuators one German luxury car had built into the driver’s seat as early as 1985 – the majority of vehicle processes have been managed electrically/electronically for decades. While today E/E components make up 20% to 40% of manufacturing costs of a car, this proportion is expected to rise to at least 50% in the years to come. This is not just due to the fact that the vehicles’ internal control mechanisms are becoming…

Big Data Blues Ahead? Dynamic & Individual Online Pricing

As you might recall from last year’s post on Cybersecurity issues of innovations in stationary and online retail, dynamic and individualized pricing supported by Big Data analytics is already being experimented with by many firms. It could happen that retailers have to prepare for legislator’s reactions in the near future.

Digitale Agenda – Quo vadis?

Die Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie (IKT) ist zum Nervensystem unserer “smarten” Gesellschaft geworden. Und trotzdem haben wir noch keine flächendeckende digitale Agenda in der öffentlichen Verwaltung, wie unsere letzte Studie ergeben hat. 

ISMS-Alternativen zum BSI Grundschutztool

Das Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) hat mit dem IT Grundschutz eine Methode für ein effektives Management der Informationssicherheit entwickelt. Sie lässt sich flexibel an die Gegebenheiten einer Organisation anpassen. Ebenso lassen sich Gefährdungen und Risiken ermitteln und Maßnahmen für den betroffenen Geltungsbereich (IT-Verbund) ableiten.

Yes we are Open – Cybersecurity and the Future of Retail

Authors: Alexander Schellong, Jens Michael Marohn, Wolfgang Kiener According to a recent survey conducted by Forrester, an independent research firm, 97% of respondents prioritize digital innovation and Cybersecurity in 2015. In a way this comes at no surprise to the readership of this blog as the spike of cyber incidents at major retailers in 2014 and 2015 showed that they are open for customers and cybercriminals at the same time. Stationary and online retailers are a sweet spot for the latter as billions of customer transactions…

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