Red Bull and K-Businesscom take action against cyberattacks
The danger posed by cyberattacks is intensifying: The Austrian Federal Criminal Police Office sees cybercrime as one of the greatest challenges to the country's security. Within one year, the number of Internet crimes has risen by a good 30 percent.
SOC Vienna detects 1.2 trillion potential threats
"Cyber risks have reached a new dimension," says Jochen Borenich, Member of the Board at CANCOM SE/CSO (Member of the Board at K-Businesscom until August 2023). "Our Security Operation Center in Vienna alone detected and managed an incredible 1.2 trillion potential risks for our customers in 2022. We were able to successfully fend off critical attacks."
Today, virtually all companies are confronted with attacks from the Internet, from small and medium-sized businesses to large corporations. The attacks are directed against IT infrastructures, but increasingly also against production, which is often still inadequately protected. If the criminals succeed in paralyzing the operation, it takes an average of 30 days until the danger is averted and production is running normally again. The downtime costs and reputational damage in such cases are enormous.
IT professionals take over cyber defense
In view of the potential damage and the increasingly complex threat scenarios, companies are professionalizing their cyber defense. K-Businesscom's external specialists take on the task of identifying potential risks as early as possible and eliminating dangers as far in advance as possible. Unlike traditional in-house IT in companies, the specialized IT professionals succeed in confronting the fraudsters "at eye level" - for example, with the use of artificial intelligence.
Red Bull relies on cyber defense from K-Businesscom
The consumer goods group Red Bull, for example, relies on the expertise of K-Businesscom. The world market leader for energy drinks operates a holistic security strategy and at the same time focuses on particularly vulnerable areas. This building block is provided by the Vulnerability Management module from K-Businesscom's Cyber Defense Center. This is a leading security operation center in Europe.
In the specially protected high-security environment, the experts operate a central scanning and management infrastructure: Red Bull's global network environment is automatically scanned for unknown IT assets and tested for known software IT vulnerabilities. When unknown devices are detected in the network, Red Bull is immediately informed and receives recommendations for action. The ultimate goal is to identify potential threats as early as possible and track them until they are rendered harmless.
Digital crisis fire department is ready for action at any time
"Like a digital crisis fire department, our employees are on standby around the clock, seven days a week," says Borenich. "Our job is to prevent cyberattacks and, in an emergency, keep the damage to a minimum."
Security concept modularly expandable
If the worst comes to the worst, speed and transparency are top priorities to reveal the fraudsters' movement patterns. "We get the transparency we need through continuous checks and can thus take important precautionary measures," says Jimmy Heschl, Global Head of Digital Security, Red Bull. Since threat scenarios are constantly evolving, it is also important for the group to have an adaptable and expandable security concept. This is ensured by the individual modules in the Cyber Defense Center. "KBC's services form an important building block in our security toolbox and offer us the opportunity to maintain and continuously improve our security level," says Heschl.
In the future, K-Businesscom will offer customers the combined expertise of two leading ICT providers in the area of cyber security. This is because K-Businesscom will become part of the CANCOM Group." K-Businesscom operates Security Operation Centers (SOC) in Vienna, Klagenfurt and in St. Gallen in Switzerland. Cancom has security operation centers in Germany.
The risk of companies in Europe falling victim to cyber attacks is increasing. At the same time, threat scenarios are becoming increasingly complex. In this situation, it is important to confront the criminals "at eye level" and to professionalize cyber defense. Small and medium-sized enterprises as well as corporations like Red Bull rely on the expertise of K-Businesscom for this purpose. The modular building blocks in the ICT provider's Cyber Defense Center enable an adaptable and expandable security concept to counter potential threats as far in advance as possible.
About K-Businesscom: K-Businesscom AG (formerly Kapsch Businesscom) is Austria's leading ICT solutions and services provider and digitization partner. As a member of CANCOM Group since June 2023, the company is a key part of an international Leading Digital Transformation Partner with over 5,600 employees at around 80 locations and a key player in the DACH region. With many years of expertise in technology and certified know-how in collaboration, networking and IT technology, KBC acts as a consultant, implementation partner, managed service partner and digital business engineer. Combined with technologies and services from numerous international manufacturers such as Cisco, Microsoft, HPE or AWS. The company also develops its own software solutions and platforms for new business models with its customers. As digital makers, KBC employees always think end-to-end. Through its Kapsch roots, K-Businesscom combines 130 years of innovative strength with experience as a market leader for network, data, IT, security, collaboration and managed services. The Cyber Defense Center provides 24/7 protection against cyber attacks and KBC designs cloud transformation, smart spaces and hybrid offices. The employees of K-Businesscom are convinced that digital technologies can create value, protect the environment and improve our standard of living. With its digitization expertise, KBC therefore intends to make a significant contribution to promoting the European data economy in the coming years.
K-Businesscom AG FY 22/23: approx. 520 million euros, 1,622 MA
CANCOM Group FY 2022: 1.3 billion euros, 4,000 MA
About CANCOM: As a hybrid IT service provider, CANCOM accompanies companies into the digital future. The IT solutions offered by the CANCOM Group include consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from CANCOM's extensive expertise and a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers all the IT requirements companies need for a successful digital transformation.