OUR MISSON

“To protect businesses from hackers and criminals, technology, processes, people and compliance requirements must go hand in hand.

The usd HeroLab stands for excellent technological know-how and security analyses at the highest level. To achieve this, we must ensure that our skills and knowledge are always up to date. Research in the IT security environment is therefore just as much a part of our work as the exchange of knowledge within the security community. Because more security can only be achieved if many people take on the task. That we also give something back is a matter of course for us. Our monthly Security Advisories, our teaching assignments at universities and the public events hosted at the CST Academy by the HeroLab are examples of this.

Security is close to everyone’s heart here. You can feel that in our daily work, in our relationships with our customers, in our team spirit and the commitment together with others. I am proud of how my colleagues contribute to the common mission.”

Christian Frei
Head of usd HeroLab


WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDING TECHNICAL SECURITY ANALYSES TO COMPANIES FOR MANY YEARS

AS A TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH CENTER.

The usd HeroLab is the technology and research center of usd AG. Our excellently trained security analysts, security researchers and developers work here, focusing on pentests, code reviews, digital forensics, security scans and bug bounty services. We share the knowledge we gain in our practical work and through our research with the security community in training courses in the CST Academy and publications. In this context, we publish a series of Security Advisories on current vulnerabilities and security issues – always in line with the principles of our Responsible Disclosure Policy. Since October 2018, the usd HeroLab in Neu-Isenburg has had more space for our mission: On an area of approx. 2,000 square meters, a further working environment for security analysts has been created, which houses 100 workstations, forensic and test laboratories, a Faraday cage and several think tanks.

AS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF OUR MISSION “MORE SECURITY”.

Since its foundation in 1994, IT security has been part of the service portfolio of usd AG. In 2011, the usd HeroLab was added as an essential component of our security mission “more security”. Many years of experience from projects with companies of different sizes and industries as well as the execution of tens of thousands of security scans and hundreds of annual pentests distinguish us as established security experts in our field.