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Threat Landscape | 2 May 2022
Trending Topics cybersecurity – April 2022
In April, cybercriminals attacked several German companies in the manufacturing industry. A Hamburg-based wind turbine manufacturer and a Frankenthal-based pump manufacturer were among those targeted. Many attacks took place over the Easter holiday weekend.
Threat Landscape | 5 April 2022
Hackers use Spring4Shell exploit for remote code execution
Hackers are using the Spring4Shell vulnerability to inject malicious code onto vulnerable servers, posing the threat of major damage. Learn here how Myra protects against the new threat.
Security Insights | 21 March 2022
Risks in BaFin’s Focus 2022: Supervisory Authority Wants to Intensify Dedicated IT Audits
Cyber incidents pose a growing threat to the financial industry. BaFin is responding to this development with tighter IT controls and enforcement measures.
Security Insights | 28 February 2022
Supervisory authorities step up data protection controls in the public sector
EU supervisory authorities have launched a comprehensive investigation into cloud use in the public sector. The objective is to uncover and remedy any breaches of data protection.
Security Insights | 21 January 2022
Cyber incidents are the greatest risk to companies
Allianz rates cyber incidents caused by attacks or technical failures as the most significant risk for companies in 2022.
Threat Landscape | 14 January 2022
Log4J vulnerability: internet on red alert
The critical “Log4Shell” vulnerability in the Java Log4J library enables attackers to inject malicious code on web servers and inflict massive damage. Find out everything you need to know about the vulnerability and how you can protect yourself.
Myra News | 23 December 2021
Myra Security Awards Creative Budget to Jung von Matt
Myra Security is working with Jung von Matt on a disruptive campaign that will go live in the first quarter of 2022. The goal is to create more awareness for the important topic of IT security.
Myra News | 14 December 2021
Myra app: New design enhances usability and functionality
The redesigned Myra user interface improves usability and unifies the look-and-feel. It also facilitates our ability to add additional features to the app in the future.
Security Insights | 1 December 2021
Operational resilience: BaFin puts even greater focus on cybersecurity
BaFin has set itself the goal of strengthening the operational resilience of the financial industry. An important part of this is the digital safeguarding of banks, insurance companies, and affiliated service providers.
Events | 24 November 2021
Five key takeaways from the 2021 SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel
Whether Europe will still be at the forefront of the digital world in 2030 is up to us to decide. But to do so, we need to break new ground faster and more courageously with a can-do mentality.
Security Insights | 28 October 2021
Regulators take action against unauthorized use of U.S. cloud service providers
In an interview, KPMG legal expert Sebastian Hoegl reveals how Europeancompanies can best respond when they get a letter from the data protection authority or have concerns about whether they are violating data protection provisions by using U.S. cloud service providers.
Myra News | 21 October 2021
ISO 27001 based on IT-Grundschutz (IT baseline protection): Myra Security renews strict BSI certification
BSI-approved: With re-certification according to ISO 27001 based on IT-Grundschutz (IT baseline protection), Myra has once again demonstrated its successful implementation of demanding measures for the protection of corporate IT.
Threat Landscape | 20 October 2021
A scalpel, not a shotgun: DDoS extortion with increasing precision
Extortionists are increasingly targeting cash-rich companies in critical sectors such as finance and healthcare. Having preventive protection for operational business is therefore crucial.
Security Insights | 20 September 2021
Politics in the digital crosshairs: How can we protect the German federal elections?
Digital attacks on political portals and actors have increased dramatically and are harming our democracy. They aim to illegitimately wield influence and undermine public trust.
Security Insights | 27 August 2021
223 billion euros in damage caused by cyber attacks – why the number of unreported cases is much higher
When critical infrastructure is attacked, the actual damage is far greater. That is why the protection of critical infrastructure is fundamental to the well-being of us all.
Security Insights | 26 August 2021
BaFin revises MaRisk and BAIT: Higher compliance requirements for banks
In light of advancing digitization, cybersecurity is becoming an even greater focus of supervisory attention. Institutions must prepare for new or more specific regulations related to outsourcing, contingency management, and effectiveness controls, for example.
Security Insights | 18 August 2021
The lessons from the cyber disaster in Anhalt-Bitterfeld
For maximum security, existing protective measures should be continuously reviewed and adapted. Specialized service providers can help with this.
Security Insights | 11 August 2021
You can have both convenience and data security when it comes to e-health
Combining convenience with certified data security will increase the acceptance of e-health products and services. Experienced specialist service providers can help by lending their expertise.
Myra News | 28 July 2021
Qualified DDoS protection: Myra fulfills all 37 BSI requirements
Myra fulfills all 37 of 37 performance criteria set by the German Federal Office for Information Security for qualified DDoS mitigation providers - and has done so for years.
Security Insights | 1 July 2021
Cloud Monitor 2021: Companies demand performance, security, and compliance
The performance and security of systems as well as compliance with existing data protection regulations are the decisive criteria when choosing a cloud service provider.
Events | 15 June 2021
#WTI21: Cybersecurity is the new Made in Germany
At the German Economic Council’s Day of Innovations, the head of the BSI, Arne Schönbohm, spoke with Myra CEO Paul Kaffsack about cybersecurity as a driver of innovation for Germany. Where do we stand and what do we need for global success?
Security Insights | 7 June 2021
Digital bank heists: Bonnie and Clyde would be hackers today
These days, bank robbers are no longer armed with a handgun nor wear a hood – a laptop and just a bit of criminal energy are often all that’s needed.
Security Insights | 25 May 2021
IT security creates a foundation of trust for e-health solutions
In the healthcare sector, digital solutions are increasingly being used in administration, diagnostics, and treatment. Security and data protection are given top priority in order to promote social acceptance of e-health.
Security Insights | 17 May 2021
Financial regulator steps up controls on IT and cybersecurity
In light of advancing digitalization, cyber risks are becoming an even greater focus for BaFin. The supervisory authority is paying particular attention to the outsourcing of IT services.
Security Insights | 14 May 2021
European data platform: 5 reasons why GAIA-X is so important
GAIA-X is intended to promote cloud computing on a European level as a hybrid data platform. More than 350 companies and organizations are involved in setting up the lighthouse project – and for good reasons.
Events | 22 February 2021
secIT Digital: Myra Expert Talk: How to Put a Stop to Bad Bots
At secIT by Heise, experts from Myra Security will be showing both the dangers posed by bad bots and how companies can make profitable use of automatic access to their web resources.
Threat Landscape | 3 February 2021
DRDoS & RDoS: Blackmail Using Reflection Attacks
Cybercriminals are increasingly employing reflection attacks using massive volumes of bandwidth to bring the Internet services of companies to their knees. These powerful DDoS attacks are designed to exact high ransoms – and those who fail to pay up come under fire.
Events | 1 February 2021
30 years of BSI: Myra to provide insights for the congress
The BSI is celebrating its 30th anniversary at the 17th German IT Security Congress. Myra Security will be contributing its industry expertise and business insights.
Myra News | 19 January 2021
Digital protection of vaccination campaigns creates trust
Corona vaccination campaigns have begun in many places. Protecting the digital processes created for this is crucial for success.
Security Insights | 22 December 2020
Cybersecurity: What awaits IT decision-makers in 2021
Myra Security looks back at the year’s most defining IT security trends and dares to look ahead to the challenges and digital threats IT decision-makers will be facing in the coming year.
Myra News | 30 November 2020
Simply Saving the World: Myra Is Looking for the Super Talents
Reinforce the Myra team and actively protect our company’s digital infrastructure. We always have a place in our ranks for talented digital heroes. Join us now!
Threat Landscape | 26 November 2020
Doxing: minimizing data exposure is the best protection
Criminals seek to harm their victims by publishing their private data. Those who do not take adequate steps to protect their digital identity will quickly become victims themselves.
Security Insights | 20 November 2020
Cyber insurance: DDoS and blackmail cause the most expensive damage
While external attacks account for the majority of the damage, internal incidents are the most common cause of cyber damage—but with a lower financial impact.
Threat Landscape | 2 November 2020
Cyber warfare: US military succeeds in strike against the TrickBot botnet
The U.S. Cyber Command has temporarily disrupted the botnet allegedly controlled by Russian cyber criminals to prevent it from impacting the U.S. presidential election.
Threat Landscape | 26 October 2020
BSI report: “Threat situation in the KRITIS sector remains at a high level”
CRITIS operators across sectors face DDoS and ransomware attacks in particular. Complex DDoS attacks on banks caused disruptions in payment transactions.
Threat Landscape | 9 October 2020
Lives depend on cybersecurity in critical infrastructures
A ransomware attack brought down key systems at the University Hospital of Düsseldorf. Due to limited operations, there were major restrictions in patient care – with tragic consequences.
Myra News | 17 September 2020
An Overview of the Myra Platform
The Myra Security-as-a-Service platform is conceived as a comprehensive protection concept for securing digital business processes. The individual solutions interact seamlessly to ensure robust IT security, performance, and certified compliance.
Security Insights | 3 September 2020
BaFin demands higher hurdles for IT outsourcing
Raimund Röseler, BaFin Executive Director for Banking Supervision, is in favor of IT outsourcing to qualified service providers. However, he is calling for the right of direct control over the service providers. Banks must choose their IT partners with care.
Myra News | 21 August 2020
An overview of the Myra platform: Web Intelligence
The Myra Security-as-a-Service platform is designed as a comprehensive protection concept for securing digital business processes. The individual solutions blend seamlessly together to ensure consistent IT security, performance, and certified compliance. Thanks to Myra Web Intelligence, companies always have a clear view of all incoming traffic and, therefore, can carry out data analysis as required.
Myra News | 17 August 2020
An overview of the Myra platform: Web Application Security
The Myra Security-as-a-Service platform is designed as a comprehensive protection concept for securing digital business processes. The individual solutions blend seamlessly together to ensure consistent IT security, performance, and certified compliance. Web Application Security provides reliable protection for online services against malicious manipulation and harmful traffic.
Myra News | 27 July 2020
An overview of the Myra platform: Multi Site Load Balancer
The Myra Security-as-a-Service platform is designed as a comprehensive protection concept for securing digital business processes. The individual solutions blend seamlessly together to ensure consistent IT security, performance, and certified compliance. The Myra Multi Site Load Balancer ensures optimum load balancing and reliability.
Myra News | 20 July 2020
An overview of the Myra platform: Content Delivery Network
The Myra Security-as-a-Service platform is designed as a comprehensive protection concept for securing digital business processes. The individual solutions blend seamlessly together to ensure consistent IT security, performance, and certified compliance. The Myra CDN ensures consistent performance on the web.
Threat Landscape | 16 July 2020
Social engineering: What the Twitter hack shows us
Attackers have successfully hijacked countless celebrity and corporate accounts on Twitter and used them for fraudulent spam messages. The blame for this was not a security hole in the Twitter systems, but a successful attack via social engineering on an employee of the service. You can find out what the attack was about here:
Security Insights | 15 July 2020
Digitization in healthcare in demand as never before
International studies show that patients are increasingly demanding digital treatment methods such as telemedicine, health apps or AI-supported diagnosis programs. However, IT security, data protection and compliance are the basis for successful digitization in the healthcare sector.
Myra News | 13 July 2020
An overview of the Myra platform: DDoS Protection
The Myra Security-as-a-Service platform is designed as a comprehensive protection concept for securing digital business processes. The individual solutions blend seamlessly together to ensure consistent IT security, performance, and certified compliance. A central component of the platform is Myra DDoS Protection. Learn more here:
Security Insights | 22 June 2020
Finance & insurance: Web applications are an Achilles’ heel
The finance and insurance industry remains one of the most popular targets of cybercriminals. Attackers access sensitive data primarily via gaps in web applications.
Myra News | 5 May 2020
Trusted Cloud label: Myra sets the bar for certified quality even higher
New seal of approval for Myra Security: Trusted Cloud distinguishes trustworthy cloud services and thus gives users guidance in selecting secure and legally compliant technologies.