adesso is one of the leading IT providers in the German-speaking market and focuses on the core business processes of companies and public administrations by providing both consultancy and customised software development.

A successful business grows out of innovative ideas, sound technologies and a cost-saving implementation of IT operations that support your company regarding your individual challenges. Always having people involved who bring technology know-how and sound knowledge for the customer’s business. adesso combines this technology comeptence with sector-specific know-how. Our work is based on strong customer orientation and flexibility. On proven methods when implementing software projects. On networking of research, teaching and practice. And on an open, employee-oriented company culture,
With a team of more than 2.100 employees, adesso is one of the leading IT providers in the German-speaking market. We assume responsibility. And we have the experience that makes us a reliable partner for your IT projects.

The importance of application security is constantly increasing, particularly in the wake of recent data protection scandals. adesso’s expertise facilitates the provision of a one-stop service that ensures the highest possible level of protection for application data, in accordance with the IT baseline protection (IT-Grundschutz) methodology of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). When developing your administrative applications, our certified security experts consider the measures required in order to prevent external attacks. These measures are already in place when the applications are commissioned. We check existing administrative processes by reviewing the source code and by systematically performing penetration tests. Our experts will be glad to use these findings as the basis for helping you to strengthen any weak points in your applications.


In August 2012, the Cyber-Security Council Germany was set up by a group of reputable
individuals. The Berlin-based association, which is politically neutral, aims to advise
businesses, government agencies and policymakers on issues relating to cyber security and
to strengthen the fight against cybercrime.
The four-member elected Executive Committee of Cyber-Security Council Germany includes
security expert and Director Business Development at RUAG Defence Deutschland GmbH,
Philipp v. Saldern, who is president of the association, and Prof. Dr. Dr. H.C. Werner
Weidenfeld, Director of Das Centrum für angewandte Politikforschung (CAP) [The German
Centre for Applied Policy Research], who is vice president. Members of the Executive
Committee also include Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert, Director of the Fraunhofer AISEC, and
Hartmut Ziebs, President of the German Firefighters Association. Both carry out the role of
assessor. The Executive Committee is supported by General Secretary Hans-Wilhelm Dünn.
Members of the association include large and medium-sized companies, operators of critical
infrastructure, as well as experts and policymakers in cyber security. Through its members,
the association represents 2 million workers in the German economy and 1.8 million
members of other associations and clubs. Cyber-Security Council Germany provides a wide
range of services to inform and support its members and focuses its activities on their
operational and working requirements.
Cyber-Security Council Germany has the following objectives:
• To increase collaboration between politics, public administration, business and academia
for the purpose of improving IT protection.
• To set up initiatives and projects to promote awareness of cyber security.
• To develop a nationwide cyber-security network in a European and international context

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Hakdefnet is a German Security Research Start-Up that gives customers
the opportunity to protect themselves more comprehensively, cheaper and
easier than ever before based on real research. We help you to analyze
security gaps, find stolen data – including Darknet, and can use that
information to help you become more aware of those threats and risks by
that actual research. We don’t sell fear, we teach, consult and do
research that results in tangible results.

Based on CyberNSight, V-CISO and our RIPE Subscriptions, our customers
not only know if but also how they can be attacked, and what happens
with their data. This (we believe) is the only way to really minimize
the damage caused by attacks, security breaches, etc. and how avoid them
in the future.

offensive & defensive InfoSec in Berlin

from penetration testing to red team assesments done the right way by old school hacker Aluc Security