The KBC Cyber Defense Center stands up to hackers
Since 2017, K-Businesscom has had its own Cyber Defense Center (CDC) for the identification, analysis and containment of cyber attacks. The IT security concept of K-Businesscom, Austria's only company with TÜV Trusted IT Security Auditors, provides around-the-clock protection against rising cybercrime.
Vienna, January 25, 2018 - "If you want to put a stop to hackers, you have to be smarter, more responsive and more efficient than they are," says Timo Jobst, Head of KBC Cyber Defense Center. Day after day, the highly qualified specialists in the new special department identify and analyze attacks and anomalies. And build up unique know-how in the process. Coupled with the appropriate technology, it is used to identify attacks and respond quickly and correctly to incidents. "And this is done throughout K-Businesscom, as well as at customer sites," Jobst adds.
Worldwide, cybercrime causes economic damage of around 500 billion euros per year. With a Cyber Defense Center, K-Businesscom, as a leading expert in data security and management, is expanding its portfolio in the ICT sector. "No matter how much you protect or prepare, a motivated attacker always manages to penetrate a network," explains Christian Üblbacher, Head of Security Solutions at K-Businesscom. Adding, "As soon as we accept this fact, we find solutions to this problem." In addition to prevention, the CDC focuses on detection and isolation of cyber attacks. This guarantees customers fast response times in the event of an emergency, as well as the establishment of a tightly meshed security network.
The center's 2-in-1 concept offers optimal security against hacker attacks. The first pillar, the Managed Defense Service (MDS), collects security-relevant information from the network, devices, applications and log files. Here, K-Businesscom relies on the combination of man and machine: The combination of analytical thinking and expertise of the employees with the technical support of various tools, defined procedures and effective processes makes it possible to detect attacks at an early stage and to contain or even prevent damage.
The second pillar of CDC is K-Businesscom Emergency Response (ER). If an attacker has penetrated corporate systems, assessment, scoping and analysis of the security incident take place. Together with the company, the CDC immediately develops a strategy to restore secure normal operations as quickly as possible.
Early successes have been quick to emerge. Numerous attacks, anomalies and malware are identified and contained daily in the monitored networks for subsequent removal.
In the new Cyber Defense Center, K-Businesscom bundles its experience in data security, infrastructure construction and network analysis in a competence center that is unique in Austria.
As a leading digitization partner,K-Businesscom supports companies in increasing business performance and developing new business models. K-Businesscom acts as a consultant, system supplier and service provider. With its comprehensive expertise in dealing with large volumes of data and security, as well as a large number of successful use cases in numerous industries, K-Businesscom is the ideal companion for digital transformation. The extensive portfolio in Austria, Romania and the DACH region includes technlogy solutions for intelligent and, above all, secure ICT infrastructure, smart building, media and security technology, as well as outsourcing services. K-Businesscom relies on vendor independence and partnerships with leading providers such as HPE, Cisco or Microsoft as well as a broad network of partners from research and industry-specific solution providers - from start-ups to large corporations.
K-Businesscom has over 17,000 customers - e.g. Allianz, Erste Bank, ÖBB, OMV, ORF or Vodafone - and serves them locally and globally. Approximately 1,200 employees of K-Businesscom generated revenues of around EUR 320 million in fiscal year 2016/17.