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Information Security: Good Reasons
Information is one of the crucial factors for success not only since the digital age. Not for nothing are investing countries and also competitors unimaginable sums in economic espionage. If these threats are not managed professional, one must be sure that data and information is leaking the company without control and knowledge. The most cases of data theft will go unnoticed. Today sophisticated hacking tools available for anyone over the Internet and partially available for free, enable even laymen to break into IT systems and steal data. With proper solutions, a lot of the risk can be avoided or at least reduced.

There are threats not only by professional hackers from the outside. According to the eCrime study from KPMG in 48% of intentionally caused privacy and security incidents are result from insiders. Adding incidents happened unintentionally or due to missing security awareness the insider rate increases up to 80% (source is the Bundesamt for Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik). This includes not only losses of confidentiality, but also manipulated or altered data and IT failures. With the aid of sophisticated security processes, vulnerabilities can be identified and minimized. Appropriate measures help to protect your investment in product and corporate image.

Although statutory duty of care also requires adequate protection of information, the pressure is not uncommon coming from business partners who expect a sound information security management by the contractor in addition to recognized safeguards. Service providers are increasingly being intensively audited by questionnaire or on site. In particular, large companies, but also companies heavily regulated industries such as financial services or pharmaceuticals, carry out comprehensive audits of potential or existing contractors. Companies who want to gain customers out of this circle and keep them are dependent on a well working information security management system (ISMS).

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Martin Holzhofer,
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