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Phishing and IT security are not only a matter of professional and
private concern for IT-Seal co-founder David Kelm .
Whether innovative solutions or new scams - in this blog you will get informed by our social engineering expert, who has been burning for security awareness since 2012 and is a winner of the Best Student Award of the German Federal Office for Information Security.

Security Awareness

The e-mail absence note as a threat for IT security

Reading time: 2 Who doesn't know them - e-mails from business partners with the information that the counterpart is unresponsive at the moment, frequently with the indication from when to when, and to whom one can someone turn instead. In itself a helpful tool for both sides - but is it really wise to set up such an absence note?

Security Awareness

Security awareness trainings: 5 must-haves for your success

Reading time: 4 The goal of security awareness measures is to support employess of a company in defending themselves against cyber attacks such as phishing attacks. This includes various training and education measures aimed at sensitizing users to topics related to the security of IT systems and providing basic knowledge.

Security Awareness

Working from home – a guide for IT security officers

Reading time: 3 Home office has been a topic for years, which many employees wish to do in order to be able to work flexibly. For this reason, some companies and public authorities have already set up a technical infrastructure for this and let their employees work from home. But what do you need to pay attention to in terms of IT security? We enlighten!


Emotet – How can I protect myself?

Reading time: 2 December is another busy month: The Trojan Emotet causes a stir in Germany and paralyses numerous companies. The criminals use phishing e-mails to do this, equipping them with information about the recipient that they have collected automatically in advance. The attacks often appear very credible.


Vishing – The Rise of Social Engineering

Reading time: 3 Vishing (voice phishing) is gaining in popularity as an attack vector. Attackers spy out internal company information, act as IT staff and instruct employees to execute programs or commit CEO fraud.

Security Awareness

Security Fatigue: 5 tips how to tame Awareness' biggest opponent

Reading time: 2 IT security needs the vigilant user - but ensuring real awareness in everyday life is a major challenge for many companies. Users feel overwhelmed by password changes, policies and alerts and often end up in a state of resignation. Learn how to avoid 'security fatigue'.