secIT 2019: The security meeting spot in Hannover

secIT 2019: The security meeting spot in Hannover

 

IT security – a topic that is gaining in significance and importance every year – is increasingly becoming the focus of interest for many companies. With the rise of cybercrime, executives are looking for platforms and opportunities to share the latest trends in cyber security and to stay up to date with the latest threats.

 

With its successful premiere in 2018, the secIT by Heise has established itself as an important security event in northern Germany. At this year’s event, Heise already reported an increase in visitors of almost 50%. Around 1,750 visitors and 58 exhibitors met at the Hannover Congress Centrum on 13 and 14 March to discuss topics such as threat intelligence, storage, cloud and endpoint security and current cyberattacks. Expert talks, workshops and lectures by leading IT experts were very popular. Especially the session about “How Emotet decomposes a company” by Hornetsecuritys Head of Product Management Dr. Yvonne Bernard received a lot of interest.

For all who are interested you can download the presentation below.

 

On the first evening of the secIT 2019, Heise organized a networking party, which was a great success– Hornetsecurity served freshly tapped free beer to the guests. The second and last day of the Security Event was once again filled with qualitative conversations and lectures about the current situation of IT security.

 

The next secIT is scheduled already: On March 25 and 26, 2020, IT security operators and providers will meet again in the capital city of Lower Saxony and we are already curious to see which topics will await us in the coming year.

Impressions of the secIT 2019:

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RSA 2019 – One step ahead of cybercrime

RSA 2019 – One step ahead of cybercrime

 

The significance that cyber security has achieved worldwide became obvious once again at the 28th IT Security Conference “RSA Conference” in San Francisco. The world’s leading annual information security conference and exhibition welcomed nearly 42,500 visitors and 700 exhibitors to this year’s event, which took place from March 4 to 8, to discuss current and future security issues and concerns in times of growing global cyber threats. As an expert for email security in the cloud, Hornetsecurity took part in the RSA again this year and reports about the highlights of the ultimate marketplace for the latest technologies and comprehensive know-how in cyber security in the following article.

 

Particularly discussed at this year’s conference were the effects of legislation, such as the GDPR, on the cyber security industry and its impact on companies worldwide. Some speakers also focused on the topic of Security Awareness: For example, in her presentation “Folk Theories of Security & Privacy”, Professor Emilee Rader of Michigan State University explored how employees make decisions that affect corporate security and how to help them make a potentially better decision.

 

Many of the attending companies were particularly interested in how security will evolve in the near future in our digitalized world. In an interactive session, the audience had to choose best case and worst-case scenarios in a future of security and privacy in 2025 – the challenge was to allow companies to tailor their strategy to the most likely scenario.

 

Some sessions about the Top and Emerging Threats showed already known issues like Ransomware as a Service as well as new attacks, especially on the vector DNS: The service, often considered the unchangeable “telephone book” of the Internet, provides an attack channel for redirecting or modifying data streams in the event of insufficient security. Due to the International Women’s Day on March 8th, the RSA Conference focused on the topic “Women in IT” by offering special programs and a platform for multiple campaigns.

A major highlight for Hornetsecurity was the handover of the “InfoSec Award 2019” in the category Most Innovative SaaS/Cloud Security at the RSA by the Cyber Defense Magazine on March 4th. “Cybercrime is one of the greatest dangers in our technically and online driven world and is an issue that affects all of us – the threat of cyberspionage, blackmailing, and cybercrime is undeniable.
RSA 2019 - One step ahead of cybercrime

This award signifies that we are on the right track to protect businesses from the increasing and evolving cyber threats. Every day we see the amount of new and sophisticated cyberattacks which shows that we always have to be one step ahead of the criminals.” Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity, says.

 

Large and established events such as the RSA prove that we can achieve a significant change by sharing experiences. We were able to get an idea of what the future holds for us and are very happy to make a major contribution to improving security in the IT industry with our innovative technologies.” concludes CEO Oliver Dehning.

A few impressions of the RSA 2019
Ghidra – Reverse Engineering Tool of the NSA

Ghidra – Reverse Engineering Tool of the NSA

On March 5, 2019 the long-awaited Reverse Engineering Tool of the US Secret Service NSA was presented at the RSA Conference. Our Head of Product Management Dr. Yvonne Bernard was there live at the event and shares her impressions in the following.
Ghidra! – Even our Security Lab is curious to see what the tool, which the NSA will publish as “Open Source Software”, has to offer. Reverse engineering tools are rare and expensive – but essential for security researchers and malware analysts to get to the bottom of suspicious files. The rush to the lecture by Rob Joyce, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity (NSA), was therefore enormous, so that the lecture room had to be enlarged. Rob Joyce started his lecture with a touch of humor, because he realized that half of the audience was only present because “NSA” appeared in the title. Straightaway, he clarified that the tool has no backdoor; if there is a community where you can’t permit it, it’s this community. If applicable, different from open operating systems – “Each of your Android phones has a little bit of NSA in it”. However, some rumors in the web disprove the statement about missing backdoors at Ghidra – the Java debug port is currently under discussion.
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Ghidra offers a wide range of useful features for security researchers and has been designed for collaborative use: Analysts can collaborate on a project basis and share information easily and globally. This is one of the purposes which the secret service set itself with the release. Due to the simple extensibility, researchers can add their own tools and integrate their own small applications, e.g. in Java or Python. A generic processor model (Sleigh) in the background makes it possible to observe the effects of changes of single parts in the binary in all levels directly and thus to understand foreign software better. In addition to the interactive user interface, Batch processing is also possible to perform large quantities of analyses simultaneously.
Another important feature is the Undo/Redo function, which can be applied to undo certain actions without understanding the complete analysis results. It can also be used to transfer actions to other samples. The first impression of the tool is very promising, but Hornetsecurity only tests the software in isolated secure environments for data examples that are suitable for this purpose – because some skepticism remains.

Some impressions of the Ghidra-Presentation

Hornetsecurity in Malaysia – Email security has international significance

Hornetsecurity in Malaysia – Email security has international significance

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2019 lists the world’s biggest threats, led by weather extremes, trade wars, and particularly rising cybercrime. Cyberattacks such as viruses, trojans and ransomware are not limited by national borders. The need and demand for security against attacks continues to grow internationally from year to year.
In particular, over the past four years, the threat situation in Malaysia has intensified extremely. According to the Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT), Southeast Asian companies are increasingly affected by cyberattacks, mainly mails containing malware. Since 1999, the Malaysian distributor InternetNow! based in Kuala Lumpur provides secure email communication among other IT security services. InternetNow! distributes Hornetsecurity’s quality email security services in Malaysia for 6 years now.
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Just prior to the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations, on February 5, InternetNow! was pleased to announce another highlight: On January 23, the Southeast Asian partner celebrated its 20th anniversary and organized an exclusive event with the topic “Reseller Appreciation Dinner 2019”. Our colleague Alexis Tenzler (Head of Customer Success) was part of this special event and had the pleasure to hand over a prize to the most successful InternetNow! partners.
Ilyas Sapiyan, CEO of InternetNow!, started the celebrations with some anecdotes about the history of the Internet specialist and led the attending partners and employees through the most important milestones of the company. Thereby he emphasized the significant growth of InternetNow!. Hornetsecurity’s Email Security Services generated the largest revenue volume in 2018 and thus established itself as the distributor’s strongest growth driver. Shinjiru International Inc., leading offshore web hosting provider, has been recognized by Tenzler as the most successful Hornetsecurity reseller in Malaysia.
Later, the present partners of InternetNow! introduced one of their products. Regarding the increasing threat from malware attacks, Alexis Tenzler presented Hornetsecurity’s „Advanced Threat Protection“ (ATP): He explained exactly what and who is behind “Advanced Persistent Threats” and that ATP is able to detect even the most sophisticated attacks through innovative analysis and filtering mechanisms.
At the end of the event, Sapiyan once again pointed out the growing threat of cybercrime and that it can only be dealt with through global cooperation. In 2019, InternetNow! will focus primarily on security awareness training for its customers’ end users, synchronized security with Next Gen endpoints and email security.

A few impressions:

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Hornetsecurity rocked the it-sa 2018

Hornetsecurity rocked the it-sa 2018

With an eye-catching light show, extraordinary stand design and exciting stage programme, Hornetsecurity’s 90 sqm booth was one of the highlights at the it-sa 2018 in Nuremberg. The 7 meter long LED wall was the heart of the stand, where a live demo of the latest product “365 Total Protection” and the outstanding benefits of the Hornetsecurity Services were shown alternately.
After the days of this year’s fair, Europe’s largest IT security exhibition announced new records: About 696 exhibitors from the cloud, mobile and cyber security industry from 27 countries were attending and around 14,290 trade visitors from over 50 nations walked through the exhibition halls.
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The informative and creatively designed program on the six meter long stage of Hornetsecurity did not let any visitor pass by: At every full hour, during the “Hornetsecurity Promi Check”, a voice imitator with provided entertainment by vocally taking on the roles of interesting personalities and explaining the services and products of Hornetsecurity in a simple way.
The focus was especially on the introduction of the new product “365 Total Protection”, presented hourly by Hornetsecurity’s Head of Product Management Dr. Yvonne Bernard.
The fully comprehensive Security & Compliance Suite for Office 365 users was presented to the public for the first time. After the presentation, together with the distributors acmeo and ADN, the Hornetsecurity team answered profound questions from interested parties.
At the end of the first fair day, a fantastic live concert on the Hornetsecurity stage created an enthusiastic atmosphere. The Hornet-Crew served freshly tapped free beer and tasty fried sausages to the party guests at the beer wagon outside.
Together with many visitors and DJ, the party was celebrated in a very cheerful way. Also on Wednesday evening, the it-sa fair party became an attraction due to the support of Hornetsecurity. In a beautiful ambience with a large chillout area, beer wagon and great DJ, the party continued all night long.
Hornetsecurity is certain that it provided an unforgettable exhibition experience. All in all, the team looks back on three eventful and successful days at the fair. The Hornets plan to rock the it-sa again next year in even bigger style.

Impressions from the it-sa exhibition:

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Hornetsecurity Partner Dialogue 2018: Caribbean flair in Düsseldorf

Hornetsecurity Partner Dialogue 2018: Caribbean flair in Düsseldorf

The partner dialogue is the highlight of the Hornetsecurity event calendar. This year , the Cloud Security Expert from Hanover invited partners and guests to two days of networking, informative lectures and a very special evening program. This year’s two-day event was held in Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.
On Thursday, September 6th, the partners and employees of Hornetsecurity gathered for the kick-off in the “Sonnendeck” beach bar with Caribbean flair.The evening started with the traditional team activity. This year there were two evening activities for the participants to choose from. Thus, they could prove their abilities in cigar rolling or have an adventurous rafting tour on the Rhine.
While the first group, under the expert guidance of two real Cubans, produced cigars to be proud of, the second group, plunged into the waters of the Rhine in the style of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. The water cannons on the three boats provided particularly turbulent fun, which really no one escaped. The result of the tour: completely wet, but well amused partners and hornets. After the rafting group was dry again, we continued together with an exotic Caribbean BBQ. The participants wrapped up the evening with freshly mixed cocktails, relaxed conversations or rhythmic Latino songs on the dance floor.
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The following day, several interesting presentations on innovations and developments were already waiting for the participants. After the introduction by Managing Director Daniel Blank, Partner Account Manager Tassilo Totzeck informed the attendees about the latest developments concerning our partner management. There was also news in Product Management area that Yvonne Bernard, Head of Product Management, present to the audience.
Also, there were two workshops on the agenda. These were additionally offered in English for the first time in order to meet the needs of the international attendees. In the “MEDDIC”“ workshop, Mr. Heinrich from TEDIC GmbH presented an approved guiding concept for direct sales, while the second workshop focused on a long-awaited topic: the presentation of a new Hornetsecurity product, which will be officially launched at the it-sa taking place in October.
Finally, the highlight of the second day was approaching: the Partner Awards. This year Hornetsecurity presented the coveted trophies to a total of 31 partners – we congratulate everyone, thank you for the excellent cooperation and look forward to the next Hornetsecurity Partner Dialogue!
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Hornetsecurity Partner Dialogue 2018: Caribbean flair in Düsseldorf
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