Entries by Dr. Alpar Fendo

Cyber attacks among SMEs

Cyber-risks pose a major challenge to SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises). The impact is increasing. For management, this fact must be considered a top priority risk.  Ransomware-attacks, where businesses are ‘crippled’ by their computer systems, have increased dramatically, almost doubling in the first half of 2021, while the average ransom to escape the dilemma has increased […]

ISO / IEC 62443: Cybersecurity in industrial automation

The IEC 62443 series was developed to secure industrial communication networks and Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) through a systematic approach. It currently comprises nine standards, Technical Reports (TR) and Technical Specifications (TS), with four parts still under development. IACS can be found in an increasing number of sectors and industries, many of which, […]

REMOTE WORK – Cybersecure from threats

The pandemic has made home the new workplace for many of your colleagues. A familiar environment, but is it safe? Most work is done via home internet service providers (ISPs), i.e. unsecured routers. Neighbours can listen in on your phone calls and pick up sensitive information. Maybe your life partner also uses the same work […]

Ensure the integrity of technologies through effective controls

On-premise or cloud-based solutions such as software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms offer advantages, of course, but also risks that are reflected, for example, in the areas of data management, data security, data privacy, transaction integrity and others. Especially when information flows in and out of these newly coupled IT landscapes. As part of this transformation, it is […]

About the need for an internal IT audit checklist

When you create an IT audit checklist, you create a system for assessing the sustainability of your organisation’s information technology infrastructure. You are reviewing your IT policies, procedures and operational processes. It is important to understand where you are right now, what your strengths are and what your weaknesses are, as this will help identify […]