RFID and NFC: How to Use Them and Protect Your Data

27.11.2023 - Security

Pay in seconds without having to search for the right amount, identification and admission in passing: RFID and NFC technology have made our everyday lives easier and more convenient. The WLAN-like symbol with the four radio waves on the cards and transponders shows that an RDIF signal is being transmitted. We explain how these technologies work, where they are used and how you can effectively protect your data.

Password manager – manage passwords securely

20.11.2023 - Solutions, Security

Passwords play a crucial role in the security of our personal data online. As we need access data for many different online services and accounts these days, it can be difficult to keep track of all our passwords. To avoid falling into the trap of using the same password everywhere, it is advisable to use a password manager. This way, complex passwords can be managed securely.

Backup Methods for Your Business

02.11.2023 - Security, Solutions

In the digital era, data is the backbone of any business. Data loss can be catastrophic – from business interruption to significant financial loss. Whether it’s human or technical error, […]

Possible Power Shortage

29.09.2022 - Security

Due to the current situation, there is a threat of a power shortage in the coming winter. We asked Christoph Stucky, Chief Information Security Officer at Open Circle, how he assesses the situation, how Open Circle is prepared for the situation and what companies can do now to prevent it.

Penetration Testing

30.06.2022 - Security

Together with external security experts, we at Open Circle carry out a comprehensive security test of our Swiss Business Cloud (SBC) every year. In so-called penetration tests, the experts specifically attack various areas of our cloud and thus check them for any security gaps.

Flubot – Malware via SMS

01.07.2021 - Security

Do you own an Android phone and have received an SMS message with a link to a voice message? Then you should delete this message unread, because behind it there is most likely a new malware called “Flubot”, which has recently become active in Switzerland.

Data processing in the USA not permitted

13.10.2020 - Security

The Swiss-US Privacy Shield Regime, which was denied recognition by the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) on September 8, 2020, serves as the basis for adequate data protection for data disclosures from Switzerland and the USA. The Privacy Shield Regime does not provide an adequate level of protection according to the Federal Data Protection Act (FADP). In doing so, the FDPIC is following the decision of the European Court of Justice, which declared the Privacy Shield agreement between the USA and the EU to be invalid.

Federal government warns of forged FOPH e-mails

18.03.2020 - Security

The Confederation warns in its Reporting and Analysis Center for Information Assurance MELANI against cyber criminals.

Federal government warns against sextortion

04.01.2019 - Security

In its Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI, the Confederation warns of the fake sextortion scam.

Trojan “Retefe” attacks mails

08.10.2018 - Security

In their latest Twitter message, the federal government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) warns of emails infected with malware that are currently circulating. The cybercriminals are taking advantage of the current media coverage about rising health insurance premiums to send fake emails in the name of health insurance companies. The aim of this action is to infect computers with the “Retefe” e-banking Trojan.

Federal government warns against fraudulent calls to companies

12.07.2018 - Security

In its notification of July 5, 2018, the Confederation warns companies against fraud calls. In the process, the callers are said to pose as bank employees and pretend to have to carry out an update in e-banking, which is then to be tested.

Exposing phishing and acting correctly

08.06.2018 - Security

According to Cisco’s annual cyber security report, cyber criminals attempt to obtain trustworthy data from unsuspecting Internet users every second with the help of approximately 3,000 manipulated sender addresses. Learn more about phishing in our blog-post. 

GDPR: EU data protection officer mandatory for Swiss companies?

29.03.2018 - Security

In just a few months, on May 25, 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. As a consequence, the appointment of an EU data protection officer will become mandatory for many Swiss companies that do not have a domicile in the EU.

We are ISO 27001 certified!

18.05.2017 - Security, News

It is with pleasure and pride that we announce that after several months of preparation and a two-day audit, Young Solutions AG has been officially ISO 27001 certified since 26.04.2017. The successful certification is at the same time also a sign of quality for customers, partners and suppliers.

Are password changes necessary?

04.01.2017 - Security

We often hear and read that regular password changes increase security. Many companies also force their employees to do this. But does this really lead to more security?

Simply secure passwords

30.12.2016 - Security

Hand on heart: Do you use one and the same password for several online services? Or far too simple passwords, because it is almost impossible to remember a good password? Then you may be living dangerously.

Federal government warns about harmful Office documents in e-mails attachments

12.07.2016 - Security

The Reporting and Analysis Center for Information Assurance (MELANI) published a warning about malicious Office documents in mail attachments last Friday. The number of spam campaigns with malicious Microsoft Office documents has increased rapidly in recent weeks. Spam campaigns aimed at infecting computers with malicious software (malware) are now being observed on an almost daily basis.

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