Interviews

Views on the EDR/XDR/MDR market from vendors’ perspectives: Will XDR solutions replace SIEMs? What about competition from Microsoft’s Defender Suite?

We recently had the chance to interview senior business development executives from three vendors in the managed and extended endpoint detection and response market: Here are their perspectives: Could you tell us a little bit about your background, and what brought you to the cybersecurity space? Sabrina Gastes: “In my last position at a regional …

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Provider Interview with Kaustabh Debbarman, CEO and Co-Founder of LAAVAT

Kaustabh Debbarman Frequently, we have contact to new cybersecurity startups or vendors which would like to present innovations and new solutions to the community.  In our day-to-day business we analyse customer requirements towards cybersecurity and identify suitable providers of products and services. Therefore, we have collected a significant number of interesting provider and solution profiles …

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Shaping Information Security Together – Experiences of a CISO

Marcel Lehner Marcel Lehner has been shaping the cyber, information and IT security industry for over 20 years – in line with the motto “Shaping information security together”. For the past 10 years, he has passionately led the internal cyber security organization of Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, …

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BCW Interview 2022: Learning from cyberattacks as a CIO – experiences, lessons learned, tips and tricks

Stefan Würtemberger is Vice President Information Technology at Marabu GmbH & Co KG and member of the CyberCompare Advisory Board. In his more than 20 years of career in IT of industrial companies and their protection, he has experienced many different IT situations. He talks straightforwardly about the two ransomware attacks on Marabu and how …

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Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG (PWO) – one of Bosch CyberCompare’s first customers

Fabian Danner Fabian Danner is the IT system manager for Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG (PWO). Before joining the company as an employee, he worked there as part of his combined work-study degree program in applied informatics and IT service management. The PWO Group is a global mobility industry company headquartered in Oberkirch, Germany. In this interview, …

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How Cybercriminals Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Automate Spear Phishing Attacks, and We Can Do to Protect Ourselves

Hannes Hartung Hannes Hartung is co-founder and co-CEO of Increase Your Skills GmbH. Founded in 2017, the company has quickly become a major player in the security awareness market and was listed as one of the 100 fastest-growing startups in Germany in 2020. With their unique, interactive platform, their mission is to provide informative and …

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The world of cyber insurance: potential, opportunities, and obstacles

Philipp Seebohm Philipp Seebohm is the Head of Sales Cyber-Solutions DACH for Aon Germany. In the following interview, he shares thoughts on his career and discusses the potential of cyber insurance and the opportunities and challenges it poses. He also provides tips for what to keep in mind when buying cyber policies and looks ahead …

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IT security from firsthand experience – learning from cyber attacks

Stefan Würtemberger Stefan Würtemberger is Vice President Information Technology at Marabu Inks and a member of the CyberCompare Advisory Board. He has experienced many different situations in his more than 20-year career in IT of industrial companies and their protection. He talks openly about the cyber attacks on Marabu and how the company was able …

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Employee Awareness and Incident Response – Pent-up demand for companies

One of the topics covered in Bosch’s CyberCompare Benchmark Report 01/22 is where small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) need to take action most. These findings are based on a diagnostic we conducted with more than 100 SMEs in the DACH region. Insufficient employee awareness was in the top spot, while second place went to lack …

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