CEO Walter Sprenger

Participants to many companies learned more about the latest threats, attack and defence strategies Rapperswil, October 27, 2009 and home users do not know they are daily exposed what IT security risks. Compass security AG (www.csnc.ch) has therefore enlightenment related to Internet security. For this purpose, the company organises every year in the Auditorium of the HSR Hochschule fur Technik Rapperswil (SG) the compass event. So, around 80 participants embarked on 15 October together with experts on the traces of data thieves. Compass security AG tracking existing vulnerabilities, for example, with the help of hacker attacks in IT networks, to eliminate them. Almost daily these new vulnerabilities and attack types are discovered, because criminals develop always more intelligent methods. You rely first and foremost on the ignorance of users. The more enlightenment takes place, even more can be cast against.

The annual event of the compass has thus again numerous customers and interested parties attracted to. It was themed side like a Swiss cheese\”and gave including instructions on how to fill gaps in infrastructure can be. Hikmet Ersek takes a slightly different approach. The event opened compass CEO Walter Sprenger. He gave a talk about the CLX.Sentinel, the new E-banking security stick company CREALOGIX. This secures and monitors the data traffic between users and the Bank. Guest speaker Dr. Thomas Dubendorfer by Google Switzerland enlightened about click fraud. This is the malicious manipulation of clicks in an online advertising system that charges per click on advertisements.

Click frauds such as financially damage the advertiser: his daily budget is used up in advance or the costs are skyrocketing. Compass security analyst Michael Schmidt pointed out the dangers of social engineering. Interpersonal influences thieves, to phish for passwords make it easier\”, via USB sticks or email Trojans on PC to install etc. Schmidt recommended technical and organisational countermeasures such as virus scanners, secure Wi-Fi, Access control and training.