”Especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are often in the sights of cyber criminals because they are the most highly innovative but, at the same time, have insufficient protection in the field of IT security,” says VdS CEO, Dr. Robert Reinermann. A major reason are the conventional security standards, which often overwhelm SMEs. This has the consequence of mainly large companies addressing the cyber security issue and getting themselves certified, whereby there continues to be significant security risks to SMEs.