The "insiders" eagerly await the late afternoon of 12th March 2014. On this day, techconsult is due to announce the results of a study into "The State of Security in Germany" at the CeBIT tradeshow. Those "insiders" are specially invited journalists and those companies involved in the preparation and execution of the study. Alongside techconsult and MESH are, among others, the Federal Ministry for IT Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik [BSI]), teletrust, security experts and heise Security. From the beginning of 2014, over 500 SME were surveyed for the study.
The study is - similar to the Business Performance Index from techconsult - seen as a long-term project, and should regularly provide a detailed understanding of the dangers facing SME and their level of security. Inform, recognise, improve. In keeping with these three values, each company is offered an individual security check during which both their problem areas and best level of security are determined, as well as taking sensible steps to introduce suitable protection measures where necessary.
MESH is involved as a cloud provider from Germany and will accompany the project in the coming months as an active member of the advisory board - and will continue to report on the subject in newsletters and blog posts. To read more please follow State of Security