Blog posts by Marius Goeddert


Preventing Supply Chain Attacks

  What are your top 3 cybersecurity priorities? And have they changed much in recent years? So, my top three cybersecurity priorities haven't actually really changed over the years. They actually changed in content and severity but not over all. So, a major concern, of course, are we seeing enough, do we know whether we are somehow compromised or not? The second question, of course, are we protected enough to actually avoid this happening in the first place, and as a regulated entity our third thought is already around regulatory compliance because security and...


The Importance of SME’s Cybersecurity

Complete the following sentence: “Cybersecurity is... / is not...” Cybersecurity is... Cybersecurity is really hard. One of the things that I think we should never forget, we exist in an imperfect world. Security controls are varied and complex, and we face every day a dynamic and relentless adversary. So I always tell people cybersecurity is really, really hard and it needs us all to work together to make it a little bit easier for some of us. What prompted you to work in cybersecurity? I think I was first prompted to work in cybersecurity many, many years...


Countering State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks

  What makes Nation State Actors so special compared to other threat actors? I think it's important to understand the differences between the different threat actor groups, I think is super important for a CISO. Those are usually seen as the following. We have the insiders, on the one hand, the attack comes from the inside. So it's an employee which intentionally, accidentally or abused from the outside helps on an attack. We've seen this in the Ukraine situation. So latest since then, this is a concern. The second group that CISOs are concerned about is the...


GDP R U Compliant?

Almost one and a half years after the introduction of GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation), some companies still struggle with implementing appropriate measures to deal with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in a compliant fashion. Last week the Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of the city state Berlin Maja Smoltczyk imposed a 195,000 euro fine on the German food delivery service provider Delivery Hero after it had committed a series of data protection law violations with its subsidiaries Foodora, Lieferheld and It is Germany’s...

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