How Germany is approaching quantum computing

Dusseldorf Until now, the world of quantum computing seemed to be ordered in binary form. The US on one side, China on the other. Both countries regularly report new breakthroughs in quantum computing development. In the future, their computers should be able to solve problems that high-performance computers fail to solve. In Europe, on the … Read more

Protecting the constitution is at risk from Russian IT experts

Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg The President of the Thuringian Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Stefan Kramer, warns of an increased security risk from Russian IT experts in Germany. “We have to assume that the experts involved could become unwitting targets of recruitment by foreign, in this case Russian, intelligence services and thus endanger the … Read more

How to make government more digital

Dusseldorf, Berlin After a year and a half of editing, Marc Hodapp ran out of patience. As an architect and project developer, he had to wait so long for a building application to be approved. So in 2020, he sought out two co-founders and turned his frustration into a business idea: With his startup Urbanistic, … Read more

How can common security risks be mitigated?

In today’s flexible working world, employees use a variety of tools to enable them to work more efficiently. This becomes a problem when bypassing the IT department and using technologies that have not been approved in advance by them – in the end, these applications can pose a huge security risk to the company’s network. … Read more

Companies see cyber attacks as the biggest threat

Düsseldorf For companies around the world, cybercrime is becoming the number one business threat. A good 42 percent of companies with sales of more than $ 1 billion have been the target of hacker attacks in the past two years, according to a white collar crime investigation released by auditing firm PwC on Thursday. More … Read more

Lantern: Start-up representative wants to change funding methods

Start-up representative Anna Christmann Her parents ran an IT company. Christmann studied mathematics, politics and economics. (Photo: imago images / Arnulf Hettrich) Berlin If the position of a new startup executive had been made public at the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology, the following requirements would probably have been met: Business and technology knowledge, … Read more

Bitkom: Potential savings of 64 megatons of CO₂ in Germany

Digitization of production is essential for sustainable, international competition. At least that’s what the vast majority of companies surveyed believe, according to an ongoing Bitkom survey entitled “Industry 4.0 – Germany’s factories are so digital.” Bitkom board member Christina Raab summed up the results at a press conference. The starting point for the series of … Read more

Cloud gaming is intended to replace the gaming computer

Cloud gaming for smartphone Most cloud gaming services follow the same principle: sign up, download the app, and start playing – like here with Shadow for smartphones. (Photo: dpa) The wind blows gently through the forest slopes of Montana, in the background a mountain lion rushes to chase its prey. But in reality the player … Read more

Email and password theft: Germany ranks 4th in the world, CRIF GmbH, press release

In Germany, cybercrime is still one of the areas with the highest potential for harm. According to the 2021 Financial Protection Report, the damage from cybercrime in Germany estimated by the industry association Bitkom eV amounted to 223.5 billion euros per year and is therefore more than double from 2019.[1] According to the BKA report … Read more

EU and US agree on data flow rules

Ursula von der Leyen and Joe Biden in Brussels Agreement on data flows across the Atlantic. (Photo: REUTERS) Brussels European citizens’ data should be allowed to be stored in the US again without any problems. US President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made the announcement after their meeting on Friday, … Read more