Virus under control

It’s not just bio­lo­gi­cal patho­gens that are cur­r­ent­ly affec­ting our lives. Viru­ses also pose a serious thre­at in the digi­tal worlds. Just last week, the­re was a public warning from the Ger­man Federal Office for Infor­ma­ti­on Secu­ri­ty. Phoe­nix Con­ta­ct also had to face this danger.

Log4j” is a name that means not­hing to the ordi­na­ry user of our infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies. But for Java deve­lo­pers, this is the com­mon name of a libra­ry that pro­gramm­ers work with. As the BSI publicly announ­ced a few days ago, this wide­ly used libra­ry had a serious secu­ri­ty vul­nera­bi­li­ty, which was pro­bab­ly also alrea­dy occa­sio­nal­ly dis­co­ve­r­ed and used by sinisters.

Phoe­nix Con­ta­ct is not only a manu­fac­tu­rer of com­pon­ents and offers com­ple­te solu­ti­ons, but also has its own Pro­duct Secu­ri­ty Inci­dent Respon­se Team (PSIRT). The­se experts are always acti­ve when it comes to solu­ti­ons sup­plied to cus­to­mers. We were quick­ly infor­med by our col­leagues that neit­her our hard­ware-based pro­ducts with firm­ware nor our soft­ware pro­ducts were affec­ted. Howe­ver, cloud ser­vices are par­ti­al­ly at risk.

More detail­ed infor­ma­ti­on and recom­men­ded actions can be found here:
PHOENIX CONTACT | Pro­duct Secu­ri­ty Inci­dent Respon­se Team

Dr. Lutz Jäni­cke, the “guar­di­an of the net­works” hims­elf, will tell you exact­ly how Phoe­nix Con­ta­ct is posi­tio­ning its­elf and the impor­t­ance of data secu­ri­ty for the com­pa­ny:
The Guar­di­an of the Networks

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