Cyberattacks can spell disaster for businesses of all sizes, but especially smaller firms. The median cost of a ransomware attack can amount to up to USD 1.2 million, and up to USD 1.6 million in the case of computer data breach. Urgent action is needed to support SMEs in better preparing and managing digital security risks.
Stefan Becker joined the Federal Office for Infomation Security (BSI) as Head of Section, Cyber Security for the Private Sector in May 2017. He started his career at the criminal police in Bonn in 1994. With the creation of the Cybercrime Competence Centre he moved on to the Landeskriminalamt Nordrhein-Westfalen in 2011. Stefan Becker holds a degree in public administration as well as an MBA with a specialisation in Risk and Fraud Management.