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it-sa 2015 to discuss IT security for global players and start-ups

Half of all companies have been affected by digital economic espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past two years. This was revealed by a recent Bitkom survey in July 2015.

At it-sa, one of the world’s leading trade fairs for IT security, to be held from Oct. 6-8, exhibitors from Germany and other countries will show how to provide effective protection for company assets. At the venue, the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, IT security managers and decision-makers from related fields will learn how they can encrypt data, protect networks against tapping and sensitize employees to digital risks.

In Germany, the recently introduced IT Security Act is stepping up the pressure on companies likely to be targeted by hackers. Questions about what the new law will mean, which imposes minimum standards and the mandatory reporting of security incidents in many industries, will ensure there is plenty to talk about at it-sa.

The IT security industry is benefiting from global advances in digitization and growing demand for IT security solutions. This is also evident from a glance at the registrations for it-sa 2015. With over 330 exhibitors by July, this figure is already well up on the same period last year. Established suppliers such as CenterTools, Computacenter and NCP are among the exhibitors, alongside a number of innovative start-ups. “It-sa has become firmly established as the trade fair with the largest range of exhibitors anywhere in Europe. It provides information on all questions of IT security, making it a barometer of trends for the entire IT security market. Representatives of global companies can also find appropriate solutions for their IT security, not only small and medium-sized enterprises,” reports Nürnbergmesse event manager Frank Venjakob.

You will find a list of exhibitors plus product information at:

Special areas for IAM, data centres and start-ups
Between APT protection and VPN solutions, the special areas Data Center Plus and IAM Area, and also Campus@it-sa and Startups@it-sa, once again help with orientation. This year, visitors can look forward to more new and innovative companies and a second dedicated area especially for start-ups. “The IT security industry acts dynamically to keep pace with the changing nature of the threats companies face,” says Venjakob, describing the uninterrupted growth in the IT security market.

Open forums on technology, management and trends
Three open forums at the it-sa provide an invitation to learn about trends and new solutions. Throughout the entire trade fair, the forum program provides worthwhile knowledge on questions of current interest, technology and management of secure IT infrastructures in the form of 15-minute presentations. One of the high points is a block of presentations on Data Centre Security, organized by Bitkom. The forums will again feature English-language presentations and live hacking demonstrations.

Congress visitors enhance their technical knowledge
The agenda of the accompanying congress, Congress@it-sa, includes in-depth debate on subjects such as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), privileged account exploits and mobile security. Ten subject blocks, most with free admission, will give companies and professional associations the opportunity to share subject-area knowledge to complement the main trade fair. The congress will also include the annual meeting of IT security chiefs at a State and municipal level, though this is restricted to employees of official bodies and authorities. This top-level event forms part of the Congress program for the third time and underlines the role of it-sa as a central IT security platform.

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