The dramatic increase in cyber attacks last year puts the unpopular topic of “security” in the immediate focus. The identified attack surfaces are multi-layered and show: Hackers find every loophole and combine technology and social engineering in equal measure.

“A hacker is someone who uses a combination of high-tech cyber tools and social engineering to gain illicit access to someone else’s data.”   (John David McAfee)

Today, the question is no longer “Will we be hacked?” but “When will we be hacked?” And what risks are we exposed to? The German Federal Office for Information Security’s 2021 report* notes that supply chain attacks via software are particularly common and difficult to control. The SolarWinds incident last year is just one example. The question arises: How can we in the company protect our core – namely our business suite with its digital, sensitive data – from attacks?

Maintaining control in hectic times, even with scarce time resources

Control over data security is urgent. In addition to the current hectic daily business with its many unpredictable events and consequences, there is also the current staff shortage. Nevertheless, there is still homework to be done in 2022: How can you solve these in the company so that they require as few time resources as possible, which processes can we automate? How do we implement up-to-date reporting?

The magic word here is “internal control system”. It covers these questions and thus guarantees an all-round view that makes life more difficult for hackers and protects sensitive data if the worst comes to the worst.

We experience daily how time and personnel resources are scarce, especially in IT departments, and will continue to be so. That is why we recommend the step-by-step development and regular review of the internal control system.  This is the only way to keep control over your core and be armed, even if the attacker has already crossed the first line in the company.

3 sub-steps for cyber security in the business suite:

  • Create transparency of system usage
  • Control and analyse specifications and indirect/direct processes
  • Implement and document

Resources remain scarce: we accompany you through all these steps with our more than 20 years of expertise. As a basis, we recommend a stocktaking, which we call SNAP Shot Analysis. This will lay the secure foundation – talk to us about it today, we know hackers!