Knowledge base

Explanations of terms and information from the world of IT security

Information on IT Security Topics

Our knowledge database provides you with valuable information on various topics in the field of IT security. Find out which dangers exist and how you can specifically counter the threat situations to ward off CEO fraud, ransomware, phishing and the like. In addition, you receive an overview of relevant terms in the field of information security.

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Brute-Force attacks

A brute-force attack is a trial-and-error method used to obtain information such as passwords or other access codes. Here, the attacker tries a variety of …

Cyber Kill Chain

To identify and combat attacks along the Cyber Kill Chain in time, you need to understand the strategies of the criminals …

Email encryption basics

Hornetsecurity explains the basics of email encryption for businesses. From PGP to TLS and S/MIME to certificates and signatures …

GoBD

GoBD are the Principles for properly maintaining, keeping and storing books, records and documents in electronic form and for data access, as provided …

Ransomware Kill Chain (1)

Why ransomware is not a typical cyberattack? Normally, the data theft remains undetected. This is especially true when the systems are insufficiently protected. But it is quite a different case with ransomware …

Cryptolocker Ransomware

The cryptolocker ransomware was a polymorphic virus, which was used to encrypted computer systems. The only option affected …

Ransomware Kill Chain (2)

How to use the Ransomware Kill Chain model to devise countermeasures? The Ransomware Kill Chain using Wanna Cry as an example …

Cybercrime – a global risk?

Cyberattacks are among the top five global threats. That was the finding of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report. But how exactly can cyber attacks affect the physical world? Can hackers really do visible and tangible damage to our world?

It Can Wait Till Next Year…

How many times have you said that or heard that in the office environment? Probably more often than you care to admit. When that statement is made it usually applies to the costs associated with initiatives that sit on the budget bubble. These items or initiatives...