usd HeroLab to Again Teach Course at TU Darmstadt and h_da

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Hacker Contest Summer Semester 2019 The usd HeroLab will once again teach the course “Hacker Contest” at the Technical University (TU) Darmstadt and the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt (h_da) this summer semester. During the 2019 summer semester, students will have the opportunity to experience IT security in practice. In a secure environment, they will try out attack methods and …

Security Education, Training & Awareness

usd AG News, Security Awareness

What does a 250-year-old educator have to do with modern security awareness programs? Eva Willnecker, Senior Consultant at usd AG, told us. Eva, you are in charge of security awareness at usd. What role do you think security awareness plays in information security? Eva Willnecker: Many businesses have already achieved a lot when it comes to implementing technical security measures. …

BS PAYONE P2PE Solution Successfully PCI Certified

usd AG News, PCI DSS & Payment Security

Photo from left to right: Marc-André Faber (P2PE Project Manager BS PAYONE), Dietmar G. Matzke (P2PE Coordinator BS PAYONE), Ulrich Krug (Operations Manager Scheme Reporting & Controlling BS PAYONE), Dr. Manfred Ferstl (P2PE Assessor usd AG) BS PAYONE GmbH now offers merchants their first POS solution using P2PE encryption (Point-to-Point Encryption). This technology encrypts credit card data from the point …

usd HeroLab Keeps Investing in Young Talent

usd AG News, Security Analysis & Pentest

“Winterschool 2019” concluded successfully Neu-Isenburg, March 27, 2019 This year’s “Winterschool”, which is part of the usd training program “Become a HeroLab Professional” for students working at the usd HeroLab, was concluded with a final exam last week. The usd HeroLab is expanding its range of university training courses by adding a special training program for its own students. 14 …

usd HeroLab "Winterschool 2019" Launches

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“Become a HeroLab Professional” program for working students of the usd HeroLab In mid-March two classes of working students of the “Winterschool” will start the five-day training program “Become a HeroLab Professional”. It was specially developed for this target group by experienced usd HeroLab security experts and is held in the premises of the CST Academy. The goal of the …

Volksbank in der Ortenau & First Cash Solution GmbH Obtain Certification for Secure Handling of Credit Card Data

usd AG News, PCI DSS & Payment Security

Once again, compliance with the strict PCI DSS security guidelines at Volksbank in der Ortenau and its subsidiary First Cash Solution GmbH (1cs) has been assessed and confirmed by usd AG. The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is the security standard for handling credit card data. It ensures that all merchants and service providers who store, transmit …

Security Advisory 01/2019

Shirin Freydank News, Security Analysis & Pentest, Security Research

by Stefan Schmer, Managing Consultant Security Analysis & Pentests, usd AG. Vulnerability Disclosure usd AG penetration testers have identified several security vulnerabilities during security analyses. These vulnerabilities affect the products Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse, Dropbear and Cisco Unified Communications Manager. The following vulnerability classes were identified: Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Username Enumeration Sensitive Data disclosure In accordance with usd AG’s Responsible …

Pretzels, Weisswurst and more security

Shirin Freydank Life@usd, News

Raphael Heinlein (left) and Christoph Cierpka (right) talk about usd’s “Munich start-up” and why it’s worth it to become a part of it. In 2018 you decided to go to Munich for usd. What made you do that? Christoph Cierpka: I’ve been with usd as a pentester for three and a half years working at the HeroLab Headquarters in Neu-Isenburg. …