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Increase Your Skills is participating in the secIT SPECIAL by Heise 2021 with a breakout session on security awareness!

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Increase Your Skills GmbH will participate in the online conference "secIT SPECIAL by Heise" on 16th September. Under the title "Cybersecurity for SMEs – buy, rent or do it yourself?", renowned security experts will discuss what the future of cybersecurity holds for companies. At 12:50 p.m., co-CEO Hannes Hartung will hold his breakout session on "Success factors of security awareness campaigns – Is measuring awareness really possible? Incl. a live demo of the Phishing Attack Simulator".


Smaller companies in particular often do not have access to large budgets, not to mention the lack of human resources, so what options are available to be best equipped against cyberattacks? The answer to this and other questions will be discussed at the online cybersecurity conference for SMEs on 16th September. Participants can expect exciting keynotes, security experts' interactive presentations, and a subsequent panel discussion on the day’s topic. During the breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to ask the experts questions or exchange ideas with other participants.

Hannes Hartung will give his expert talk from 12:50 to 13:20. "Experts in the field of cybersecurity agree on one thing: the main gateway for cyberattacks is the human being. There are many ways to increase the awareness of employees about the topic of cybersecurity. But do you know how to measure the success of your awareness strategy meaningfully? In my breakout session, I would like to show you how to make awareness measurable and discuss your experiences with you," said Hannes Hartung, co-CEO of Increase Your Skills.

In the breakout session, participants will get an in-depth look into the Phishing Attack Simulator. This tool offers small and medium-sized companies the opportunity to raise awareness among their own employees through controlled phishing simulations. "In a live demonstration of our Phishing Attack Simulator, I would like to help you visualise how an attack simulation can run and what conclusions you can draw based on the results. Correctly interpreting the results of such attack simulations is an important skill in order to determine subsequent appropriate measures. Among other things, we will also discuss our security scoring, which enables you to visualise the awareness level of your teams. Just in case you are curious!" said Hannes Hartung.

How do I take part in the IYS breakout session?

All online conference participants can register for the breakout session directly on the "talque" platform by selecting the session and clicking the "+Participate" button.

Important information:

When? 16th September 2021
Where? Participation takes place online
Tickets? Available at:

IYS attending secIT Special by Heise 2021