Everbridge, Inc. has announced it is supporting the Information Security Hub (ISH) at Munich Airport with its crisis and disaster management solutions. As a competence centre, unique in Germany, ISH bundles forces in the fight against criminal hackers and prepares IT security experts for emergencies with realistic training.
The number of attacks on the IT systems of German companies and authorities has risen rapidly in recent years. In response, the Information Security Hub (ISH) was created. At the ISH, IT specialists at Munich Airport, together with experts from the aviation industry and other industries, test defence strategies against attacks from the internet and search for new solutions in the fight against cyber crime. Everbridge is a new partner of the Information Security Hub and supports the competence centre with its solutions Safety Connection, Crisis Commander and IT Alerting.
The ISH, located in the former airmail control centre at Munich Airport, is a platform for cross-company cooperation: Companies, public authorities and other institutions can train and educate their own security experts here, regardless of the industry, and intensively test future technologies and processes. The “playground” for cyber professionals includes an ultra-modern test and practice environment in which attacks on computer systems can be simulated. The Cyber Simulation Range (CSR) integrates a wide range of IT and OT (Operational Technology) elements to create a realistic training and testing environment that can be adapted to a variety of different systems and scenarios. Companies can thus either build their own IT infrastructure or build alternative variants. Everbridge‘s solutions, for example, are used to map intelligent critical event management. These include technical emergencies such as the failure of critical infrastructure components, cyber-attacks or DDoS attacks, but also natural disasters or attacks on employees. With the help of a CEM (Critical Event Management) platform, which automatically processes the workflows defined in emergency plans and uses message templates in different languages, expert teams can get up to speed very quickly and defuse a crisis situation.
“In view of the increasing threat, it is more important than ever today to pool expertise, share knowledge and train security experts on this basis,” emphasises Marc Lindike, Head of Information Security Assurance at Flughafen München GmbH. “The ISH is a unique platform in Germany and has the potential to develop blueprints for the fight against cyber criminals. To do this, we need partners like Everbridge to be able to map realistic scenarios.”
“Companies taking advantage of the ISH are looking for innovative solutions and new approaches in the field of security. In addition to know-how, the right infrastructure plays a decisive role. We provide the appropriate solutions and tools. In the end, the right tools in the hands of experts make the difference,” explains Andreas Junck, Director of Sales DACH at Everbridge.