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1 Year Until DORA: Comprehensive Guide for Financial Service Providers

As we stand at the threshold of January 2024, the clock is ticking for financial service providers across Europe. The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) is set to come into full effect in January 2025, marking a significant shift in the regulatory landscape. This impending regulation underscores the critical importance of digital resilience in an era where cyber threats loom large and operational continuity is paramount. In this blog, we’ll delve into the essence of DORA, outline the key requirements it imposes on financial entities, and provide a strategic roadmap to ensure compliance within the one-year timeframe.

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A secure Cloud hovering over a Hand | Eine sichere Cloud über einer Hand
IT Security

Cloud Security

IT services in the cloud are becoming more and more popular these days. Many companies have already made their way to the cloud or are in the process of migrating their infrastructure to the cloud. Obviously, this offers a number of advantages: fast service delivery, high scalability, seemingly unlimited resources, and very high availability at a reasonable price. In addition, you do not have to purchase your own server hardware and do not have to maintain it. Despite all these advantages, the security of the company’s applications and data in the cloud should not be overlooked. Even if conventional security technologies cannot be integrated into the cloud solution so easily, the security objectives remain the same: preventing unauthorized access, preventing data loss and maintaining availability.

So, what needs to be considered when it comes to cloud security?

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Security is guaranteed
Research

IP Camera Security Horror

Would you like to buy a nice (and cheap) wireless surveillance camera to monitor your entrance or other areas of your property? That was exactly what I wanted and after doing some research I found hundreds of offers for wireless cameras with Wi-Fi, SD-Card Storage, Pan & Tilt functionality and much more between 20 and 60 Euros. These are sold through various websites and shops, most of them look quite similar and also offer more or less the same functionality. I randomly picked a model with the features I required and ordered it online. About 3 weeks later the package arrived, but while waiting for it I rethought the whole idea of buying security equipment from an unknown manufacturer called “e-scam” and planned for a small review before really putting it to use.

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