Lecture about Cyber Security

Increasing networking endangers IT Security

Norderstedt, November 26, 2018 – The multifaceted, global connection of companies, customers and suppliers is increasing the need for IT security solutions. Frequent attacks on IT systems and cybercrime, which can result in huge losses, are contributing to this necessity. Using the supply chain of the energy market as an example, Christian Garske, Associate Director Security & Privacy Consulting at Lufthansa Industry Solutions, will give a lecture on cyber security at an event organized by the international consultancy Achilles.

According to a recent Bitkom study from 2018, the number of cyber attacks has increased sharply for eight out of ten industrial companies (84 percent). Sabotage, data theft or espionage caused a total loss of 43.4 billion euros in the past two years. In particular, the automotive, industrial, energy, transport and logistics sectors, which are already strongly networked, are affected by attacks and security incidents. This risk extends to the entire system of suppliers and sub-suppliers.

"Digital transformation is a central challenge for all companies worldwide. Digitalization and IT security must go hand in hand, especially in the energy market," emphasizes Christian Garske. The business informatics graduate advocates a holistic approach to the protection of power generation plants. He starts with the selection of the components of the plants, continues with the transport in the transmission network to the energy supplier and finally to the customer. "The security level of these digital structures must be permanently maintained at a very high level in order to make unauthorized access by third parties as difficult as possible," says Garske.

The event "Risk management in complex supply chains" will take place on Thursday 29th of 2018 in Hamburg. Experts from the energy industry, cybercrime and IT security will report on their experiences in lectures and discussions.

About Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Lufthansa Industry Solutions is a service provider for IT consulting and system integration. This Lufthansa subsidiary helps its clients with the digital transformation of their companies. Its customer base includes companies both within and outside the Lufthansa Group, as well as more than 200 companies in various lines of business. The company is based in Norderstedt and employs more than 1,500 members of staff at several branch offices in Germany, Switzerland and the USA.