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:

The images were provided by Tobias Giessen and Hornetsecurity