A holistic approach to cyber security
In his presentation at it-sa, Dr. Christian Polster, Managing Director of Materna Radar Cyber Security, explained why cyber security needs to be considered holistically and from a European perspective. In particular, he addressed the turning point we are currently facing in the cyber security sector and described related changes. In addition to the measures taken in the area of cyber security, it is particularly important to work on cyber resilience. This means keeping an eye on long-term resilience and planning the necessary steps in advance in the event of an attack. Under the motto “safe failure”, Polster referred to the MRCS offer to support companies in quickly regaining their ability to act after a successful attack and minimizing economic damage.
The Security Operations Center (SOC) is at the heart of a company’s cyber resilience. When setting up a SOC, it is important to consider the 3Ps: Product, People, Processes; i.e. technology, processes and experts. A mix of automated attack detection and support from SOC specialists working in Europe is the formula for success here.
Future projects and collaborations with institutions at EU level were also on our agenda. The meetings with German authority representatives and the Secretary General of the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO) Luigi Rebuffi were opportunities to talk about the threat situation and tailored detection techniques.