Study of the mikado ag: every second Mittelstand business feels as a potential target for digital economic espionage that the intelligence services have Snowden publications to the extensive San Diego from activities at the security officer in the medium-sized enterprises while not hectic actionism triggered. But many see themselves forced to devote a larger encryption of data communication. According to a survey, the mikado are ag provided them with additional budget or project priorities adapted to the newly identified challenges. The survey according to each second medium-sized company as a potential target for the digital economic espionage feels himself. Another 16 percent look only limited exposure to such dangers, in every fifth case, they are largely excluded. Given the reported bugging by intelligence services and the associated uncertainty, as company information ausgespahte is then exploited, the encryption in the WINS Data communication in the middle class an increasing importance. She had long been in a slumber, because the actual risks are substantially lower than actually exist appreciated”, judge mikado Board John rider.
But the encryption poses a central lever, to provide the necessary protection against a spying of sensitive company information such as customer and business data, or new product development.” Also a majority of the companies surveyed think in this direction. So judge each fifth security and IT managers, that a stronger encryption is necessary in the short term. This need for higher protection emphasize additional 39 per cent, but at the same time oppose actionist measures. However such a thing as resignation in the assessments swings through a significant group of companies. Because every fifth respondent is skeptical whether the desired effect can be generated.
You are of the opinion that more Encryption will help little. Rider also warns not to start now hectic activities. On the use of encryption technologies, the companies in the long term are although not over come, but there arises the question, whether alone the required safety level can be achieved.” From his experience, he knows that often have very different vulnerabilities exist and consequently focus restricted to sometimes creates not the desired effects.