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01 December 2023

Trending Topics Cybersecurity – November 2023

According to the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the cyber threat situation in Germany remains tense to worrying. This was reflected in numerous extortion and DDoS attacks in November.

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01 November 2023

Trending Topics Cybersecurity – October 2023

The new Rapid Request attack method threatens countless web servers worldwide via a gap in the HTTP/2 network protocol. Meanwhile, cities and local authorities are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals. DDoS attacks and encryption Trojans are paralyzing central specialist procedures and cutting off communication channels to citizens.

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02 October 2023

Trending Topics Cybersecurity – September 2023

According to Germany's digital association Bitkom, data theft, espionage and sabotage cause annual damage of 206 billion euros to the German economy. In September, in addition to extortion attacks, there were again numerous politically motivated DDoS attacks.

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01 September 2023

Trending Topics Cybersecurity - August 2023

Artificial intelligence and criminal energy: cybercriminals are increasingly abusing the power of intelligent systems for their attacks. Research teams are therefore focusing their attention on the question of which attack scenarios the new technologies make possible.

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30 August 2023

Cyber Resilience Act makes security by design a must

The CRA defines specific cybersecurity requirements and support specifications for digital products in Europe for the first time. In this way, the EU Commission aims to strengthen the protection of consumers and companies alike.

Web Application Security Report H1 2023

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01 August 2023

Web Application Security Report H1 2023

Defcon DDoS: Authorities on alert – In the first half of 2023, Myra's Security Operations Center (SOC) saw a 186 percent year-over-year increase in malicious requests. Most attacks targeted public sector organizations. Read this and more in our H1 2023 semi-annual report.

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01 August 2023

Trending Topics Cybersecurity – July 2023

The BSI has new leadership and is to be given new powers to oversee the regulation of NIS-2-regulated companies. Meanwhile, a new data protection agreement between the EU and the U.S. enters into force, which has been sharply criticized from the start.

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03 July 2023

Trending Topics Cybersicherheit – June 2023

Cyberattacks are an issue for all organizations - large and small. This fact was evidenced in June by a series of cyberattacks that caused systems at both international hyperscalers and municipal IT providers to fail.

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23 June 2023

How to avoid downtime: identify and fix the 9 most common causes

Optimal availability and performance are the basic prerequisites for successful websites. In contrast, online service outages cause massive damage. In the Myra Fact Sheet on Downtime Minimization, IT managers find out how to protect their company from such damage.

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01 June 2023

Trending Topics Cybersicherheit – May 2023

In May, there were again numerous cyberattacks on companies and public authorities. At the same time, however, law enforcement agencies also successfully took action against criminal activities on the Net.

NIS-2: What companies need to know now

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01 June 2023

NIS-2: What companies need to know now

NIS-2 finally makes IT security a matter for the boss. For companies in Germany, the new EU directive means: stricter requirements, wider scope and more critical consequences.

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08 May 2023

Threat Assessment: Assess attack risk now and identify appropriate protection solutions

Assess your individual threat situation and your current level of protection to specifically optimize your application and network security - quickly and easily with the Myra Threat Assessment Card.

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05 May 2023

SSL/TLS termination: focus on compliance and trust Cover

Protection and CDN service providers need to decode encrypted traffic to detect attacks and accelerate website content. Therefore, choosing a trusted service provider is crucial.

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02 May 2023

Trending Topics Cybersecurity - April 2023

Attacks on German government websites are still booming. The BSI even classifies attacks on local authorities as more critical than those on the federal government.

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27 April 2023

New DDoS attack vector: SLP vulnerability enables amplification attacks with factor 2,200

It should not be long before cybercriminals abuse one of the more than 50,000 vulnerable SLP instances visible on the Internet for volumetric attacks. Myra customers can rest easy, however.

Critical DDoS threat situation persists

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26 April 2023

Critical DDoS threat situation persists: government organizations increasingly under attack

No relief at the start of the year: the number of attacks on websites, Internet portals and APIs in the first quarter of 2023 is at the high level of the previous year.

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01 March 2023

Trending Topics Cybersecurity - February 2023

The BSI has new leadership and even NATO or the FBI are not immune to cyberattacks.

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01 February 2023

Trending Topics Cybersecurity - January 2023

Despite the acute threat situation, many companies still underestimate the massive consequences of cyberattacks - with serious consequences.

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17 October 2022

Success story: Myra secures NFON's cloud communication services

Elementary & highly complex: How NFON protects IP telephony from cybercriminals with certified Myra services.

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16 August 2022

Success story: Collaboration platform Stackfield relies on managed security services from Myra

The search for a DSGVO-compliant, preventive DDoS protection for all collaboration platform applications led Stackfield to Myra.

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01 July 2022

Trending Topics cybersecurity – June 2022

BSI President Arne Schönbohm sees a significantly heightened threat level due to cyberattacks in Germany. In June, municipal institutions, energy suppliers as well as political parties and federal authorities were among the targets of cybercriminals.

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03 June 2022

Attackers exploit zero-day vulnerability in Atlassian Confluence for remote code execution

Attackers are using a zero-day vulnerability in Confluence Server and Data Center to deliver malicious code to vulnerable systems - threatening massive damage. Learn how Myra protects against the new threat here.

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16 May 2022

Success Story: IT Security for BaFin-Compliant Crypto Custody

BaFin-compliant IT security: Find out in our success story why Finoa relies on Myra Security to outsource digital protection solutions.

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01 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.

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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.

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18 March 2022

Fend off DDoS extortion: Success Story with mailbox.org

The mailbox.org email service was targeted by DDoS extortionists last fall. With the help of Myra Security, the operator Heinlein Hosting was able to secure the availability of the service without paying protection money.

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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.

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24 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.

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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.

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01 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.

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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.

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14 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.

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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.

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26 August 2021

BaFin revises MaRisk and BAIT: Higher compliance requirements for banks

In light of advancing digitalization, 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.

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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.

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02 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.

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19 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.

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12 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.

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20 November 2021

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.

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02 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.

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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.

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05 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.

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03 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.

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15 July 2020

Digitalization 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 digitalization in the healthcare sector.

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25 June 2020

Cloud computing in the passing lane

The topic of cloud computing is more important for German companies than ever before. Over three-quarters of all companies relied on computing power from the cloud last year - and the trend is still rising.