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Security consulting for the information age BWS IT-Security Consulting is operating at the forefront of what is arguably one of the most important challenges for business in the modern world. Nowadays, most information is processed through IT technology and there is a growing need to establish coherent security systems around these technologies. At this year’s CeBIT (Hall 6; Booth J40), BWS will present its portfolio, which includes ISO 27001, pentesting, risk management and more. TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS I PHOTOS: BWS IT-SECURITY CONSULTING
Following current trends, BWS IT-Security Consulting was established as a brand of the company BWS Automotive Consulting three years ago. While the latter is focused on supplying the automotive sector with various IT services, software development and IT consulting, the former was founded to serve the growing market of IT security. Within this market, BWS IT-Security offers a number of consulting and business development services, which help to create a management system for information security for their client’s companies. When starting a new project, the renowned experts working at BWS begin with a precise analysis of the status quo. Initially, it is important for them to see whether there are pre-existing security guidelines for the use of data and if the or92 | Issue 48 | March 2017
ganisation is even ready to establish a new IT-Security system. During the analysis, BWS is making use of simulations and even pentesting (the legal ‘hacking’ of a company by IT experts), which helps gather the necessary insights into their client’s IT infrastructure. Consequently, the first assessments are transformed into a catalogue of activities that need to be performed to create a new security system. In developing their client’s IT-Security, BWS adheres to international standards like ISO 27001 and national standards by the federal office for information security. In recent years, BWS has observed a growing awareness for information security. However, many companies that discover a security problem do not possess the required expertise to find their individual
solution, while the financial benefit is often not clearly visible. Here, BWS is helping as well, as the consultancy is not only actively developing security management systems, but is also coaching clients about the different fields of information security. Most valuable is that BWS IT-Security is not tied to any software developers or organisations, but is an independent consultancy. The importance of staying independent when working with information is clear, as this is a business sector where objectivity is the major asset. www.bws-it-security.de
Visit BWS IT-Security Consulting in hall 6, exhibition stand J40 at the CeBIT 2017. 20-24 March 2017 Hannover, Germany cebit.de
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