It was – once again – a worrying conclusion that the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) reached in its latest situation report: the threat in cyberspace in 2023 is higher than ever before. This comes as no great surprise to the security experts at SECUINFRA, as a quarter of a million new malware variants are added every day. The analysts at the Berlin-based IT security service provider are certain that this trend will continue. Like the BSI, they also rate ransomware as the biggest threat to companies. Increasing professionalization can also be observed here, so that the BSI even speaks of a truly differentiated cybercriminal value chain.
Ramon Weil, Founder and CEO of SECUINFRA, emphasizes that the threat does not only affect large corporations, but also small and medium-sized companies as well as administrations and public institutions: “It really can affect anyone now – as we can see from the numerous inquiries we receive via our reporting system for IT security incidents achieve.
It is therefore important for all companies to detect attacks at an early stage in order to minimize potential damage.” The security expert can therefore only support the BSI’s call to strengthen cyber resilience. However, each individual company is responsible for this itself, warns Weil: “There is no such thing as one hundred percent protection, but companies should constantly work on their cyber security. After all, attackers are becoming more and more professional and – like commercial enterprises – are calculating costs and benefits. They prefer to strike where the effort is lowest.”
To help companies strengthen their cyber resilience, SECUINFRA offers three different approaches for detecting, analyzing and defending against cyber attacks. The security service provider is ISO27001-certified and works with proven, German-speaking cyber defense experts who are on duty around the clock.