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T-Systems' Andreas Pecka on Modern Cybersecurity Challenges and Solutions

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T-Systems' Andreas Pecka on Modern Cybersecurity Challenges and Solutions

In an era dominated by digitalization, Andreas Pecka, Head of International Sales Cybersecurity at T-Systems International, sheds light on the paradigm shift in cybersecurity approaches required to combat the evolving threat landscape. In an exploration of the complexities introduced by digitalization, Pecka underlines the allure of proprietary personal data for cybercriminals and the rising need to balance data sharing with evolving privacy concerns.

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Risks and Challenges in Regulated Industries

Pecka draws attention to the heightened vulnerabilities and profound implications of data breaches in regulated industries such as finance and healthcare. These sectors, repositories of vast amounts of sensitive data, are particularly enticing for cyber attackers. The advent of cloud-based security solutions, such as the Endpoint-Protection-Platform implemented at Schmid Industrieholding, offers round-the-clock surveillance, fortifying defenses against threats like ransomware.

Traditional Security vs Modern Threats

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Highlighting a troubling statistic, Pecka notes that 89% of IT security managers feel ill-equipped to tackle modern threats with traditional security approaches. This sentiment underscores the urgency for technological innovations in security mechanisms to safeguard against sophisticated cybercriminals. T-Systems, in response to this need, provides an array of solutions including dynamic infrastructure management through cloud-based services, simplified network administration via Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and identity-based access control through Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA).

Introducing Security Agility

Pecka introduces the concept of Security Agility, a novel approach intertwining agile development principles with state-of-the-art security practices. This method facilitates proactive risk detection and supports compliance with regulatory standards. The article concludes by detailing various T-Systems' security solutions including Managed Detection and Response & Cyber Defense, Security Service Edge (SSE), Container Security, Microsegmentation, and Attack Surface Reduction.

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