Comic-oriented security campaign of the msg service wins the German security a humorous campaign for the internal security ag end of November 2012 the msg services has won the German safety award sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and technology for small – and medium-sized enterprises. The competition was conducted by the Center for advanced security research Darmstadt (CASED). The msg services in the category of IT security awareness received the award”for their last year launched action programme, which is aimed at a continuous awareness of staff in terms of information security. To achieve a high level of acceptance for the addressee, a speech about Comic characters was chosen. Dr.
Jekyll told employees, as the good advice here please to note, to avoid security problems. His dangerous opponent is Hyde Mr. because he seeks to exploit as far as possible any vulnerability in the security behavior of the employees. So the employees get for example, cards with friendly note to a security problem on their desk set if observed that they have left your computer freely accessible during absence or landed important paper documents in the trash instead of into the shredder,. The staff from missions to the tickets will also receive a comic message in the safe use of mobile devices on the go is pointed out. Such activities are supplemented by half-yearly campaign with posters, flyers and quiz offers. Further actions from the extensive catalogue of measures include, for example, regular training and retraining, continuous tips and tricks around security, a monthly security newsletter and further information for employees. As an IT service provider, we have a role naturally also at the security for our customers.
Studies repeatedly show that security problems often caused by human misconduct. That, as everyone in the situation means for us to enable to present themselves confidently at any time and requirements on security issues”, as Thomas Soens, Department Manager and safety officer at the msg services AG. The playful and varied teaching has proven a recipe for success”, he references the already tangible results of the campaign. On the one hand, we have fewer security problems within the company, on the other hand increases the reputation with the customer by educated and trained employees who can give to customers of competent answers security questions.”