Safety – an absolute must at sea and in IT

“Security” is an important, if not the most important factor – in IT and in sailing – even if the risks can have very different effects on both sides.

What could happen?

In the office.

Serious situations are an unpredictable factor in IT

  • Stolen laptop

    for example by theft

  • Lost USB stick

    With important customer data

  • Insecure password

    External access to sensitive data

  • IT security gaps

    Not closed security gap through regular operating system updates

The way to the starting line or the implementation in live operation is done. In the Hyper Care phase, the customer is closely accompanied by the project team in the first few weeks after the go live. Questions, problems and requirements are quickly recorded and processed, thus safeguarding the customer’s daily business. The last step is the handover to Customer Service, who will look after the customer in live operation in the future.

At sea.

A serious situation at sea can arise this quickly:

  • Fire on board

    Caused by a mishap with the gas stove

  • Broken mast

    Due to a maneuver error in a lot of wind

  • Water ingress

    After a collision with an undefined floating object

  • Medical emergency

    Sailors injure themselves or get sick

A solo sailor’s nightmare is to go overboard. To ensure that this does not happen in any case, a safety belt (lifebelt) is part of the equipment in all weather conditions, with which you can always strap yourself to the boat.

How can this be prevented?

In the office.

The aim is to proactively prevent an IT security problem from occurring in the first place.

  • Risks

    The focus here is on minimizing risks

  • Compliance

    There are high compliance requirements that must be met in order to get a customer project to be “green flagged”

  • Safe access

    Data access is checked using various security levels.

  • Tight tracking

    If certain requirements are not met (e.g. 2-factor authentication), the calculated risk potential increases – close tracking is necessary.

At sea.

In the event of an emergency – a distress at sea – every sailor on board must always be well equipped. The most important thing is to prepare and thereby minimize the risks:

  • Safety training

    For example, you will practice how to put out a fire and get into the life raft

  • Checklists

    Before every regatta, the Classe Mini ticks off endless lists to check the safety equipment.

  • Equipment

    Life raft, fire extinguisher, leak stopper, marine beacon and many other safety-relevant items must not be missing on board.

  • Competence

    As a doctor, Lina is well prepared for the correct use of the extensive on-board phamarcy.