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  • Isabelle Ulbrich


Today's working world is strongly influenced by digitization. Sensitive data is stored online and both internal and external communication takes place mainly via digital channels. After all, information technology brings many advantages and makes life much easier in everyday work, so it's no wonder that this approach has become as normal as working on a computer itself. However, this also makes it a popular target for criminal actors. That is why IT security is of utmost importance in everyday work and in the daily use of PCs and cell phones. We at SWISSTEACH explain what IT security exactly is, why the right handling of it is so important for the company and with which rules you can protect yourself personally and your company from hacker attacks..


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"IT security" describes all measures and controls that protect the IT systems used. It is essential for maintaining business operations because it helps to protect against a number of dangers and threats, minimizes the risk of an attack, e.g. on stored data, and ultimately avoids economic damage. IT security pursues three classic goals:

  • Confidentiality of information

  • Integrity of information and systems

  • Availability of information and systems

IT security involves taking into account end devices such as computers and smartphones as well as the operating systems and applications that a company uses in order to be able to guarantee comprehensive protection against data attacks.


Some employees may assume that IT security is primarily the responsibility of your company and that they have nothing else to do with it. As members of the company, they simply enjoy having an account that gives them access to internal data, facilitates communication with other employees and customers, and has many other benefits. In this case, employees don't realize that they are responsible for any actions that occur through their account, and that their own protection, as well as that of your company, depends significantly on them and their approach to IT security. Ultimately, every employee is a part of the company and jointly responsible for its success.

The end devices are predominantly linked by networks and bring the Internet into play. Of course, this also poses some dangers in the form of cyber threats such as hacker attacks. E-mails, for example, play an important role in both private and professional life. For this reason, they form a popular attack surface for criminals. Thousands of accounts are attacked every day. The perpetrators use methods such as phishing and social engineering.

  • Social engineering In IT, social engineering describes the negative manipulation or influencing of people in order to obtain information, for example. The goal here is to obtain confidential data or to install software that damages operating systems. Social engineering does not require complicated technical attacks, which is why it is a popular option for attackers.

  • Phishing Phishing is a special form of social engineering and describes the attempt to obtain personal data (e.g. access data) of a user by means of fake e-mails, websites and the like. This can result in, for example, facilitating the user's bank account, or even enabling intrusion into company networks. Once a perpetrator obtains the access data to certain accounts, damaging abuses can be the result.

The aim of all cyber attacks is to obtain or modify information, customer data, account information or other financial data. These can be used by potential perpetrators for resale or extortion. Therefore, it is essential that your employees and you know how to protect yourself from such attacks. We help you to strengthen the IT security of your company.

Here again is an overview of the dangers posed by a hacker attack:

  • The deletion, alteration or encryption of data.

  • The sabotage of mission-critical systems

  • Spying on and stealing sensitive information about our business and personal data

  • Sending reputation-damaging emails to any recipient on your behalf


To avert and prevent such disasters, there are certain basic rules of IT security that you and your employees can use to protect yourself and your company from attacks. Our e-learning "IT Security" shows everyone involved in your company how to do this, simply and with concrete examples. As part of our SWISSTEACH KNOWLEDGE PACKAGE, the content is accessible quickly and, above all, cost-effectively. There, by the way, you also have flat-rate access to further training courses.

Here is an insight into the tips and tricks that await you in our e-learning on IT security:

  • Use only secure passwords We show you concrete tips and tricks for the simple and above all secure design of your passwords. This way, you won't give attackers a chance in the course of IT security.

  • Protect your accounts With the help of some simple measures we will show you, you can make sure that your account remains secure. This way, neither you nor your company will be in for any unpleasant surprises.

  • Be alert for phishing Inform yourself extensively about phishing in the e-learning and learn what to look out for. That way, you're guaranteed not to fall for the attackers' tricks.


IT security is of utmost importance for you, your employees and your company. Thanks to our many years of experience, we know what is important in online training and how the knowledge can be sustainably anchored in your employees. We have also made full use of our expertise in IT security to ensure that you and your employees are optimally equipped and that your company is fully protected. This is the only way to protect your sensitive data and thus also your company and your customers. Are there any questions left unanswered, or would you like us to advise you personally? Then send us an INQUIRY today. We look forward to getting to know you!

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