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Did you know that protecting the economy is also protecting science?

Research at TU Darmstadt contributes significantly to the economic strength of Germany as a business location. Have you ever considered whether your research could be of such high interest?

The Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) and also the Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz Hessen (LfVHe) have taken up this topic, see homepage of Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz. They therefore always address protection of economy and protection of science in one.

The following brochure (opens in new tab) has been around since 2014, but is still relevant and not very well known.

TU Darmstadt repeatedly a target of cyber attacks

Only very few people know that before encryption is used in a ransomware attack, a great deal of data is first tapped and retrieved from our systems by the attackers. Be it email inboxes for new attacks, calendar information or even research and patent applications.

Keep an eye on your systems and contact us if you notice any inconsistencies. We put you in contact with our colleagues at the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, if necessary.

Your IT Security Staff / TUDa-CERT

P.S.: Have you ever thought about such security measures when traveling abroad? This flyer (opens in new tab) provides tips.