TENDERHUT GROUP: A NEW COMPANY AND A GERMAN DEPARTMENT
Recently, the took over QBurst Poland and LIT, they opened their foreign offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, London and Zurich. And they don’t stop there. The TenderHut Group, originating from Białystok, is opening its own office in the capital of Germany, at the same time introducing a new company specializing in cyber security to its portfolio. They are going like a bomb through the IT branch.
GERMAN PERFECTION IN A POLISH EDITION
The Solutions offered by the companies of the TenderHut capital group have already gained recognition among many foreign companies and corporations. This time the new strategy of development will be implemented in Berlin. Germany is a very absorbent market, open to new solutions and at the same time aware of the potential of technological innovations. Another advantage is the geographical proximity of Poland and Germany and the well-developed trade relations between entrepreneurs on both sides - in 2016 Poland occupied the 7th place in the German foreign trade statistics1. The vice president of TenderHut, Robert Strzelecki, says: "I am extremely happy that our Capital Group is taking another step in the direction of developing its business. The German market has long appeared in the circle of our interests and investment considerations. Now the time has come for specific action. Opening another office will surely bring measurable benefits, and will give local customers access to our solutions.
CYBER SECURITY IS A NEW DIRECTION OF IT DEVELOPMENT
The capital group, after taking over the QBurst Poland company changed its name into ProtectHut and narrowed its focus in the direction of cyber security. Cyber security has been spoken of for a long time. Among the Among the scandals connected with electronic attacks, the last case of the spread of the WannaCry malware was loud. More than 300 thousand computers in nearly 100 countries all over the world was attacked. Among the victims of the attack, there were British hospitals and clinics, German railways and Spanish telecommunication companies. The hackers also attacked governmental computers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. In order to prevent such situations, the world of business needs modern solutions and security measures, especially in the development era of the Internet of things.
EU SECURITY REGULATIONS - COMPANIES HAVE TO KEEP UP
Due to the growing threats of attacks on large business information systems, the European Union is introducing two significant regulations whose implementation will soon be mandatory for almost any company operating in the European Community area.
The first one is GDPR, that is a regulation containing provisions on the protection and free flow of personal data. The goal of the authors was achieving full harmonization of substantive law in Poland. This regulation will come into force and become effective in all member states on May 25th, 20180. A supplementation of the regulations is PSD2 – a directive of the European Parliament and the European Council on payment services in the frame of the internal market. The directive was created to expand the legal frames determining the regulations of providing payment services and complete the existing regulations. Both documents very significantly touch on the subject of cyber security and will influence the appearance of the IT services market.
Implementation of solutions included in EU directives will be a responsibility of most companies operating in Europe. "Responding to market demand, we decided to create a specialized offer targeted at international companies and corporations that operate sensitive data. IT security is as important to us today as the security on the streets. And so, we have to take care of them just as much and follow certain rules," says Robert Strzelecki, vice president of the TenderHut capital group. „A new specialized company called ProtectHut will care for the IT security of our clients” Strzelecki adds.
ProtectHut is not only preparing organizations to implement new directive of the European Union, but it also offers the services of the team to stop crises situations connected with cyberattacks. The Emergency Response Team's actions are designed to limit the effects of data leakage in organizations. The team supports its clients on all stages of the crisis: an IT specialist will discover the attack method, a lawyer will minimize legal risks and secure those affected, and a PR specialist will take care of the image of the affected company in the media. Moreover, the company takes care of an operational data safety audit, an examination of the vulnerability of IT systems to external attacks and organizes specialized IT security trainings.
THE FIRST CLIENT ON THE GERMAN MARKET
The first client of the new company ProtectHut is a German company Searchmetrics, whose operation focuses on the automation of tasks related to SEO. In the beginning of the cooperation, specialists from ProtectHut carried out penetration tests performing a full overview of potential defects and threats of the IT system of the client in order to secure him from a possible hacker attach and sensitive data leakage.