verinice 1.22 is here! The new version of the ISMS tool comes with a number of new features, including the BSI's IT-Grundschutz compendium in the 2021 edition. The verinice.TEAM has also worked on providing additional modules that allow verinice to be customized depending on the deployment scenario.
Numerous major and minor optimizations characterize the new version of the open source tool for managing information security. For example, verinice 1.22 is delivered with VDA ISA / TISAX versions 4 and 5 and the reporting form according to BSIG 8b for security incidents. Users can either obtain it from the verinice.SHOP or download it from the repository for Pro customers. The most important new features of verinice 1.22 (and the update 1.22.1) are documented in the release notes.
Additional modules for verinice
Another change is the central provision of additional modules via the verinice.SHOP. Users can access the modules as supplements for verinice and use them as needed for working with the ISMS tool. These include (German only) minimum standards issued by BSI and IT-Grundschutz profiles. The following additional modules are available as fee-based add-ons: Risk Catalog and Risk Catalog Plus (ISO 27001 / ISO 27019), Data Protection Module and Industry Standard B3S Hospital.
The PCI DSS module has also recently been added. This requirements catalog maps the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) in verinice. The use of the module with verinice is possible from version 1.22 in the ISM perspective.
B3S Hospital & verinice
The "Industry-Specific Security Standard for Healthcare in Hospitals" (B3S Hospital, German only), which is available for verinice, is aimed specifically at healthcare providers. verinice is already in use as a reliable solution in the healthcare industry (e.g. Universitätsklinikum Halle, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin). The combination with the industry standard now specifically supports clinics and hospitals in meeting requirements from the Patient Data Protection Act (PDSG) and improving their IT security or introducing information security management by the deadline of 01.01.2022. For this purpose, verinice, verinice.PRO and the add-on module B3S Hospital are also qualified for funding from the Hospital Future Fund (KHZF).
One week GöBit on Tour: From March 1 to 5, 2021, the virtual, decentralized event will take place, organized by Measurement Valley. During this time, companies from the region will present various training and study opportunities. Students have the opportunity to select "their" content from the extensive program. SerNet is also participating.
In a daily meeting (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.), young people in the career-finding phase can obtain information on these areas from training manager Oliver Seufer and SerNet trainees:
- Apprenticeship as office management assistant (m/f/d) in the dual study program
- IT specialist for system integration (m/f/d)
- IT specialist in application development (m/f/d)
Interested students can also send an e-mail to goebit@ to receive an access link at short notice. Zoom (Web) is used for the meeting. sernet.de
A video from SerNet is also published on the YouTube channel GöBit-on-tour. Directly from the home office (see also: how SerNet deals with Corona), trainees Alma Altergott, Thomas Pach, Felix Ducke as well as Niklas Spuck and working student Jule Anger present their training and work content in the various departments.
For the 20th time SerNet organizes the Samba eXPerience (sambaXP), the conference around the open source software Samba – once again in 2021 as a digital event. From May 4 to 6, users from all over the world will meet. Tickets are now available on the conference website https://sambaxp.org, participation in sambaXP is free of charge. The call for papers has also started!
Due to the pandemic situation, the sambaXP organizing team is again focusing on a digital-only conference in 2021. The successful sambaXP 2020 has shown that this is possible and even offers some advantages, points out Nadine Dreymann, who is planning the conference for SerNet. "Thanks to the online format, speakers worldwide who otherwise - for various reasons - would not be able to travel to Göttingen have the opportunity to present their topics." Dreymann continues, "By making participation free, we also want to give even more people the opportunity to follow the conference live and get involved." Compared to last year's event, she says, sambaXP 2021 will therefore also be even more open and incorporate interactive elements so that the samba community can better interact.
Call for Papers
The call for papers for sambaXP 2021 is in progress. Presentations can be submitted via the conference page at https://sambaxp.org. Orga team and program committee are looking forward to interesting submissions. The presentations are scheduled on the conference days (Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6) for the period from 15:00 to 21:00 German time zone (CEST). For the final agenda, the best time slots in terms of time zone will be considered in consultation with the speakers. In addition, it is possible to record the talk beforehand in individual cases.
The traditional tutorial by Stefan Kania will again be designed as a webinar on the day before the conference (Tuesday, May 4, 2021). The topic: ''Setting up Samba as a print server''. Tickets are available for 50 Euros. Björn Jacke (SerNet Samba Team) will also offer a free 2-hour workshop on "Integrate SAMBA+ AIX in an existing AD domain".
SerNet is continuing to support the Deutschlandstipendium at the Georg-August University of Göttingen in the current funding period 2020/21. This time, the scholarship funded by SerNet goes to Gesa Bei der Wieden, a student of Computer Science and German Philology in her 3rd semester. A total of 252 Deutschlandstipendien could be awarded at the Georgia Augusta for the support period..
The small ceremony for the scholarship holders and sponsors took place online this time. The goal of the Deutschlandstipendium is for universities, the federal government, and sponsors from business and society to jointly support particularly committed students. To this end, the scholarship holders receive 300 euros per month for one year; 150 of these are provided by sponsors, 150 euros are co-financed by the federal government.
SerNet is a long-standing supporter of the Deutschlandstipendium. Since the start of the initiative, funding has flowed to the HAWK - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen. Since the 2019/20 winter semester, the company has taken over one scholarship a year at the Georg-August University of Göttingen.
More about the Deutschlandstipendium on the information pages of the University Göttingen.
With verinice. SerNet GmbH provides the only open source tool for the management of information security (ISMS). In order to grow dynamically and to further advance the development of the software, the team is looking for additional members with immediate effect.
Three positions are currently open:
- Front-End Developer for verinice. (d/w/m)
- Back-End Developer for verinice. (d/w/m)
- Full-Stack Developer for verinice. (d/w/m)
The verinice.TEAM works distributed at the locations Berlin (Mitte) and Göttingen (headquarters of SerNet). Interested parties can apply for both locations. Details on tasks, requirements and benefits are included in the respective job description.
verinice is the only tool for information security management under open source license. It is in use in 4 German states and in more than 40 federal authorities, as well as in a large number of municipalities, public utilities and other public sector institutions, especially in critical infrastructures. For the industrial sector, verinice supports not only the IT Baseline Protection of the BSI but also the ISO 27001 and is used here by companies throughout Europe and also by the Council of the European Commission or European national banks.
Working at SerNet
You can find more information from SerNet about the working environment online, as well as further information about training, studying and women in STEM professions. Furthermore, you can read here how we deal with COVID-19 and working from home.
For questions about the positions or to apply (PDF format), please contact SerNet Managing Director Reinhild Jung at jobs@. sernet.de