More technology does not equal more cybersecurity

Here’s why, and what works instead.

Here’s why, and what works instead.

MORE TECHNOLOGY DOESN’T EQUAL MORE CYBERSECURITY. HERE’S WHY, AND WHAT WORKS INSTEAD.

"If not even the best IT security software can deliver 100% protection against cyberattacks, it is all the more vital to establish the right processes and, above all, involve people properly. In other words, human firewalls are at least as important as system firewalls."

Prof. Dr.-Ing Axel Stepken

Chairman of the Board of Management, TÜV SÜD

 ‎Thursday, 30 January 2020


Besides climate change, one of today’s most pressing challenges is certainly how society will manage digital transformation. The topic of cybersecurity is at the very core of this challenge. 


At the 2020 DLD Conference held recently in Munich, I was part of a panel discussion that examined the topic from various perspectives. Juhan Lepassaar, Executive Director of ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, represented the regulatory side, while Marten Mickos, CEO of HackerOne, took the view of potential attackers and as CEO of TÜV SÜD, I represented the position of testing and certification organisations as impartial third parties. A recording of the panel discussion is available here:

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