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Last year we managed to avert around 1 million cyber attacks on our network.
433,000 tweets are posted per minute around the globe. We also chat, e-mail, post and blog about things all the time. Digital media give us a tremendous amount of freedom when it comes to communicating with each other.
Source: Pennystocks (Internet in real time)
64,426 cases of cyber crime such as phishing and identity theft were recorded by the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in 2013. Cyber criminals are keeping up with the speed of the digital revolution and are constantly coming up with new ways to attack personal information online.
The German domestic intelligence service has 9,600 right-wing extremists that are prone to violence on record. Analyzing their data can help identify potential threats. That includes metadata that show who is in touch with whom at what time.
According to estimates of Washington Post, nine out of ten people in the NSA database are not suspected of any crime. Their data – e.g., medical records or baby pictures – remain in the system even if they are classified as irrelevant.
Computing power doubles every 18 months. Modern technology makes today's working processes faster and more productive. Economic progress would not be possible to the same degree without it.
Source: Moore's Law
After a 2014 hacker attack, which shut down the entire IT infrastructure, Sony Pictures employees had to get by without their computer network for two weeks. Paper, pen and fax became important again – just like 20 years ago.
Our real-time early warning system with more than 180 honeypots records 1 million attacks on our network a day. That shows how high the threat is. The system helps us analyze attack patterns and initiate countermeasures in order to make sure that our customers can go online without having to worry about their security.
In 2014 we became one of the first providers to market a globally deployable mobile encryption solution for smartphones. It works in all phone networks and even without SIM card via Wifi and satellite connections.
The Cyber Defense Center, which we established in 2014, allows us to identify, defend and track attacks at an even earlier stage. We use this knowledge not only to protect our own infrastructure but also to develop IT security solutions for our customers.
At the 2014 Cyber Security Summit, around 180 experts and decision-makers, including leaders from the German federal government, the EU, NATO and the U.S. government, discussed the risks that come with an increasingly connected world. The main topic: security strategies for a connected digital defense approach.