G DATA chooses new slogan: TRUST IN GERMAN SICHERHEIT
Slogan expresses ideal of solid protection without backdoors
Security and data protection are increasingly becoming a social issue since the beginning of the revelations about the NSA spying. Many consumers and especially businesses want to protect their data against (government ) espionage and ask themselves how they can achieve this.
Different than in Germany, there are hardly any laws that protect the privacy of citizens and businesses in the United States. On the contrary, the Patriot Act requires U.S. companies to share all sorts of information about customers with government agencies if such a request is made. The companies are not allowed to disclose that such a request has been made and was granted. This makes it very unclear to users of certain hardware and software whether or not their data is safe from government spying . Not to mention any built in backdoors for government institutions that can be exploited by cybercriminals too.
"IT security must protect against all possible risks. There should be no distinction between malware from cybercriminals and malware from governments," says Frank Heisler, CEO of G DATA Software. This is, according to Heisler, the reason that more and more consumers and businesses consciously opt for German security. "In 2011, we have already clearly expressed our sentiments against backdoors and allowing state made malware by signing a manifesto of the TeleTrust Organization about this topic."