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Sweden’s Cybersecurity Experts Met at SEC-T

Sweden's Cybersecurity Experts Met at SEC-T

Every year, Sweden's top cybersecurity experts gather at the SEC-T conference at Münchenbryggeriet. The nation's most important players convened to discuss threats, solutions, and cybersecurity in general. link22 actively participated with their entire team for networking, demos, and recruitment.

 

The Cybersecurity Conference SEC-T

Annually, Sweden's cybersecurity professionals convene at Münchenbryggeriet for a conference. Experts, companies, authorities, and other stakeholders are present. This year, the conference offered a series of intriguing lectures that touched on new threats and opportunities resulting from well-developed LLMs (Large Language Models) and more traditional challenges in established areas.

In keeping with tradition, SEC-T challenges the participants with a difficult puzzle; this year was no exception, and many worked diligently to find a solution. Beyond puzzles and lectures, attendees enjoyed socializing, evening festivities, booths with giveaways, and spontaneous hacks. It's a pleasure to be a gold sponsor for an event that engages and gathers genuinely passionate individuals who are fervent about security and IT.

Inspiration for the FutureA

link22 was on-site to showcase products, meet industry colleagues, recruit talent and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals. The entire link22 team was present which was much appreciated. Returning home with newfound inspiration and renewed energy, we continue our efforts towards a consistently stable and secure society where essential societal functions operate day in and day out.

Become a part of the link22 team. You can find our open positions on our career page.

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    link22 launches eavesdropping protection for the Swedish market

    link22 launches eavesdropping protection for the Swedish market

    In a world where digital security is constantly challenged, link22 takes a step forward by launching with the Audio Diode in Sweden. The product is designed to protect from eavesdropping through speakers by ensuring unidirectional sound flows.

    Speakers can be used for eavesdropping

    At a time when the possibilities for attacks are increasing, link22 continues to launch solutions for enhanced security. We are proud to introduce Audio Diode to the Swedish market, a product designed to prevent eavesdropping through speakers.

    Hackers have become increasingly sophisticated, with techniques that can convert speakers into microphones, allowing them to eavesdrop on conversations. The attacker achieves this by recording the signals that appear when a speaker membrane vibrates due to speech in the room (this evokes a signal traveling “backwards” in the sound cable). The recorded signals are then converted back to speech in the attacker's computer and the eavesdropping operation is successful. With Audio Diode, the user can ensure that speakers only operate in one direction, preventing sound signals from traveling backward. This prevents eavesdropping.

    "We are proud to offer a solution like Audio Diode. It is a product that not only offers high security but also gives our customers peace of mind knowing that their talks are protected," says Daniel Lester, Business Area Manager at link22.

    Audio Diode to protect sensitive information

    Anyone who regularly works with sensitive information and participates in digital meetings can benefit from Audio Diode. Authorities, who often handle confidential information, can ensure that their digital calls remain private and protected from eavesdropping. Similarly, law firms, constantly handling client information and legal discussions, can integrate Audio Diode to enhance their information security.

    Audio Diode against a real security risk

    Eavesdropping through speakers is a real security risk for many businesses. Unprotected devices like headphones and speakers can be manipulated by attackers. Audio Diode prevents sound signals from traveling "backward" through the sound system, reducing the risk of eavesdropping through surrounding speakers.

    Low-pass filter

    Sound passing through Audio Diode goes through a low-pass filter, limiting the sound frequencies to those perceivable by the human ear. This prevents hackers from eavesdropping by sending high-frequency signals to an external hacking device.

    Read more about Audio Diode here.

    Unidirectional sound flows

    The Audio Diode allows sound signals to travel in only one direction. This means that sound signals cannot travel “backward”. The product thereby prevents hackers from manipulating a speaker/headphone to function as a microphone, capturing surrounding conversations.

    Simple protection against advanced threats

    Audio Diode is a simple way to protect against advanced intrusion attempts. It is easily installed between the speaker and the computer in rooms where information is exchanged verbally.

    For more information about Audio Diode and how it can be integrated into your workplace, contact us at sales@link22.se or book a demo here.

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      Finally, SEC-T – A Deep Dive into Cybersecurity

      Finally, SEC-T – A Deep Dive into Cybersecurity

      Finally, SEC-T – A Deep Dive into Cybersecurity

      Once again, experts in cybersecurity gather at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm for SEC-T, the annual conference dedicated to the industry's hottest topics. With in-depth lectures and engaging Q&As, link22 proudly stands as gold sponsors. Don't miss the opportunity to delve deep into cybersecurity from September 12th to 15th.

      Finally, SEC-T – A Deep Dive into Cybersecurity

      Meeting of the Cybersecurity Experts

      It's time again for the annual gathering of Sweden's most passionate cybersecurity experts at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm. SEC-T, the distinguished conference wholly devoted to cybersecurity, invites attendees to two days of insightful lectures, challenging Q&As, an exciting exhibition area, intensive training sessions, and rewarding networking.

      During the conference, a series of lectures will be both entertaining, thought-provoking, and educational. Here are some of the exciting lectures to be presented:

      RCE and the Full Cluster Breach
      A humorous and informative lecture by Jesper Larsson highlighting how minor authentication issues can have significant consequences.

      Compliancy vs. security. Pentesting is dead
      With entertaining stories and shocking truths, Edvin Van Andel aims to make the case for changing the way we conduct pentests.

      3TAI – Autonomous Offensive AI Threat Modeling and Exploitation Framework
      Igor Andriushchenko introduces how we can detect vulnerabilities in our systems using LLM-AI.

      How to Break into Organizations with Style: Hacking Access Control Systems
      Julia Zdunczyk discusses the tools, techniques, and strategies her team has used to infiltrate locations protected by access card systems.

      Finally, SEC-T – A Deep Dive into Cybersecurity

      More Than Just a Conference

      SEC-T is not just a conference; it's a gathering of like-minded individuals, driven by a passion for cybersecurity and a desire to make the digital world safer. That's why we at link22 are incredibly proud to be a part of this event as gold sponsors. We look forward to diving deep into the most burning topics of cybersecurity and meeting the experts shaping the industry.

      Meet us there: Conny, Helena, Dan & Marcus

      Join us at Munchenbryggeriet on September 14th-15th and meet us in person! Get your tickets here.

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        From research to reality – Welcome Viktor Rask

        From research to reality – Welcome Viktor Rask

        From research to reality – Welcome Viktor Rask

        We are happy to announce our latest recruit, Viktor Rask. His genuine intereste in data science and curiosity about technical solutions makes him likely to become a good contributor to the development of link22.

        Viktor Rask

        From research to practice

        Viktor grew up in Gävle from where he then moved to Örebro to become a M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Örebro. His theoretical interest carried him further and he went on to write his master thesis at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI). He stayed at FOI researching sensors and image processing. After years in the more theoretical realm, Viktor feels urged to apply his knowledge in the real world, something he looks forward to doing at link22.

        Cybersecurity and personal growth

        Viktor has touched on many areas of software and hardware development, but not specifically cybersecurity. The desire to learn something new was one of the reasons he was drawn to link22.

        "Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important in today's society; that was a reason for me to apply to link22."

        A combination of personal development and a large-scale trend was reason enough for Viktor to seek employment at link22.

        Games & training

        When not working, Viktor enjoys playing video games and board games. He also values physical activity, especially swimming and running.

        For those considering joining link22, Viktor recommends having a chat with Helena and Hanna to get a sense of the company culture. You can find our open positions here.

        At link22, we are very excited to welcome Viktor to the team!

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          link22 wins the trust of three major government agencies

          link22 wins the trust of three major government agencies

          link22 has received commissions from three major government agencies, marking a significant milestone for the company. This achievement reaffirms their ability to deliver comprehensive and trusted cybersecurity solutions. With extensive experience and a diverse product portfolio, link22 is a reliable partner for defense, government, and corporate entities in the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity.

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          link22 is proud to have received commissions from three major government agencies during the spring of 2023 to deliver their cybersecurity products and solutions. The value in deals like this is about money but even more so about trust. This is the highest order volume in the company's history, confirming their ability to provide comprehensive system solutions that meet high standards. The deliveries are scheduled to take place throughout 2023 and 2024.

          "We have had recurring purchases from our customers for a long time, but what is particularly gratifying now is that link22 is also delivering complete system solutions that meet the highest requirements" says Conny Ljungqvist, CEO and founder of link22.

          Today, link22 supplies defense, government, and corporate entities with cybersecurity solutions. Their product portfolio includes domain separation solutions, data transfer (export & import), file and data inspection, access control, authentication, endpoint security, data encryption, offline solutions, hardened standalone computers, and more.

          For nearly two decades, link22 has solved complex cybersecurity problems. They serve customers operating within the space between strict regulations, specific functional requirements, and high usability demands. Many of their clients also require clear documentation of the processes and products used in their operations. Recognizing the need to stay updated on relevant technology, emerging laws, and new threats, link22's extensive experience makes them a reliable partner in the ever-changing world of cybersecurity.

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            Fredrik Jansson

            Welcome Fredrik Jansson – Newly Graduated within Data Security and IT Forensics

            Welcome Fredrik Jansson – Newly Graduated within Data Security and IT Forensics

            link22 warmly welcomes Fredrik Jansson to the team. With a strong educational background and practical experience from Saab and the Swedish Maritime Administration, Fredrik is well-equipped to make a significant contribution to our operations. This article delves deeper into his journey, his passion for cybersecurity, and his future with link22.

            Fredrik Jansson

            Master of Science in Computer Security

            link22 is delighted to welcome a new member to our team. Fredrik Jansson, a promising software developer and IT forensic specialist, is ready to embark on his new professional journey with us. We sat down with Fredrik to learn more about his background, interests, and what he brings to link22.

            Fredrik hails from Åby, a town just outside Norrköping. He has a Master of Science degree in Computer Security from Karlskrona, where he focused on web security, machine learning, AI, and digital investigative techniques, also known as IT forensics. During his studies, he worked summer jobs at Saab and the Swedish Maritime Administration, gaining valuable and relevant experience.

            Software Developer and IT Forensics

            At link22, Fredrik is taking on a dual role, combining software development with incident management and IT forensics. As an IT forensic specialist, he will investigate and analyze the aftermath of IT incidents, akin to a digital detective.

            Fredrik's fascination with cybersecurity stems from the dynamic challenges it presents. He is particularly interested in the cat-and-mouse aspect, where one side tries to penetrate defenses while the other side works to keep them out. His Master's thesis, which explored the use of machine learning for cybersecurity, indicates his strong interest in the intersection of these two fields. Moreover, his expertise in IT forensics, a relatively niche area, will be an asset.

            Wellness Allowance and Company Impact

            When we asked Fredrik about his expectations of an employer, he emphasized the importance of a positive physical environment and a friendly team. He values a workplace where he can make a significant contribution.

            To stay motivated, Fredrik underscores the importance of physical exercise. He appreciates link22's generous wellness allowance and fruit basket. In his spare time, Fredrik enjoys playing games, socializing with friends, working out at the gym, and climbing. He is currently working towards his green card in top-rope climbing. His favorite gadget is his 3D printer. He is currently using it to build chassis for Raspberry Pi's.

            As for music, Fredrik prefers hardstyle, but sometimes gets in the mood for rock and classical music.

            For students wishing to join link22, Fredrik's advice is to follow the path he took, through a Master's thesis. This is because it is an excellent way to get to know each other in-depth before entering a potential employment. He also encourages potential applicants to visit link22 at events like SEC-T to gain a better understanding of the company.

            We are thrilled to have Fredrik on board and look forward to fresh perspectives and new energy on the path to a more IT-secure society.

            If you wish to apply for a job or Master's thesis at link22, we would like you to submit your application here.

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              link22 Recruits Experienced IT-expert – Marcus Ekbäck

              link22 Recruits Experienced IT-expert – Marcus Ekbäck

              link22 is pleased to welcome tech enthusiast Marcus Ekbäck as the new Business Area Manager for Cross Domain Solutions. With a diverse background spanning across various sectors, Marcus' passion for technology and strong leadership will contribute to the company's continued growth and pursuit of a safer society.

               

              Marcus Ekbäck

              Marcus Has a Broad Experience

              link22 is thrilled to introduce Marcus Ekbäck as the new Business Area Manager for the area of Cross Domain Solutions. Marcus, an enthusiastic technologist, will reinforce the team with a broad and versatile experience that spans across several sectors.

              Marcus was born and raised in Hälsingland and has a background in industrial engineering, with a focus on computer science. His interest in technology was sparked early in life when his parents gifted him a Commodore computer, which led him to start experimenting with programming. According to him, his technical direction was a natural choice. His fascination for technology has continued to grow over the years, as evidenced by his passion for home automation and network building.

              Broadband, IP-TV & Composites

              Marcus most recently held a leading position at A-society. His career journey began at Ericsson in Linköping, where he worked with new broadband technologies just as the internet was starting to reach the general public.

              From Ericsson, the journey continued to Motorola, where he took on the role of product leader for one of their IP-TV products. After Motorola, Marcus changed career paths and moved to work for a company manufacturing composites for the defense industry. There, he was head of a project office and also led a large project for an industrial customer.

              Marcus sees his time in sports, specifically tennis, as an important part of his personal and professional development. He believes that his competitive background has taught him the importance of training, patience, and that rewards come to those who work hard. He has taken these lessons from the tennis court into his professional life.

              Technology enthusiast with broad experience

              Marcus most recently comes from a leadership position at A-society. His career journey began at Ericsson in Linköping, where he worked with new broadband technologies just as the internet began to reach the general public. From Ericsson, he moved on to Motorola, where he assumed the role of product manager for one of their IP-TV products.

              Throughout his career, Marcus has built long and deep customer relationships in connection with complex deliveries of high-tech products. His experience, success, and focus on customer benefits are well suited for link22, where the relationship with the customer is important. Delivering components and technology to secure critical infrastructure and citizen's privacy imposes higher demands on cooperation.

              Working Hard Together

              When asked what he finds enjoyable about work, Marcus responds: "When you work hard together towards a goal, when you support each other, and when you reach that goal together! It's also fun when you compete against competitors.”

              Marcus joins link22 with a strong passion for technology, a commitment to collaboration, and a strong drive to create value for all parties involved. These qualities, coupled with his experience from companies like Motorola, Ericsson, and A-society, make him an excellent fit for the role of Business Area Manager.

              We welcome Marcus to the team and are confident that he will be a strong asset in the company's ongoing journey towards a safer society.

              We are growing and constantly looking for more employees. If you, like Marcus, are seeking a meaningful and challenging job, we would be happy to receive your application.

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                link22 – Glasswall collaboration to protect against Zero Day Threats

                link22 - Glasswall collaboration to protect against Zero Day Threats

                link22 is strengthening its collaboration with British Glasswall in a joint mission to enhance protection against Zero Day threats, previously unknown cyber attacks. By integrating Glasswall's Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) technology with link22's security solutions, they now offer reinforced defense against these threats.

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                Collaboration against Zero Day attacks

                The Swedish cybersecurity company link22 has strengthened its collaboration with British Glasswall to provide advanced protection against zero day threats (previously unknown threats). The partnership allows customers to combine link22's security solutions with Glasswall's Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) function. link22 now delivers an enhanced defense against Zero Day attacks, a type of threat where traditional defensive mechanisms have been ineffective.

                The simplest way to understand CDR is to compare it with traditional defense methods. Firewalls and filters work by identifying and blocking known threats, that is, viruses or software that have previously been classified as harmful. Threats generally become known after the first incident. Therefore, firewalls and filters do not protect against undiscovered threats, such as zero day attacks. CDR addresses this vulnerability by converting each file into a harmless file, regardless of whether the original file was harmful or not.

                By dismantling, validating, cleaning, and then reconstructing files based on specifications for known and well-defined file types, CDR transforms passive security strategies into active ones. The implementation of this technology represents a significant improvement in the security of file transfers from, for example, open IT environments to isolated IT environments.

                Integrates seamlessly with the link22 Cross Domain Solutions

                The seamless integration of Glasswall's CDR technology into link22's Cross Domain Solution makes it easy for existing and new customers to implement a higher level of security. The technology can be used for both the import and export of information, within and between security domains. The partnership enhances the capabilities of link22's Cross Domain Solutions.

                link22 has customers with specific and complex requirements. To meet these, the company uses both internal expertise and partnerships with niche players such as Glasswall. They do what is necessary to deliver uncompromising security.

                CDR operates in four steps

                1. Inspect: Three layers of the file are inspected to validate that its digital DNA matches the manufacturer's specification of a harmless file. Measures are taken immediately where deviations are detected.
                2. Clean: Active content of a risky nature, such as macros and embedded links, is cleaned and removed based on the user's policy.
                3. Reconstruct: The file is reconstructed according to the manufacturer's standard for a harmless file type, ensuring that the file is clean and free from threats.
                4. Deliver: The user has imported a secure, identical file that is approved, standardized, and trusted.

                The collaboration with Glasswall illustrates link22's commitment to staying at the forefront of delivering secure IT solutions. Are you interested in heightening your defense against Zero Day Threats? Please book a demo with us!

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                  New Release Secure Access Client – version 1.7

                  New Release Secure Access Client - version 1.7

                  Secure Access Client is an application that replaces the standard desktop interface on Windows.

                  The application is used in IT systems where the administrator wants to control which IT resources the user can access on their client. Two examples of IT resources are local applications on the user's computer and virtual desktops in a data center. Secure Access Client runs in kiosk mode, i.e. takes over the entire screen, and displays resources that the user has access to. Administrators can control at a detailed level which resources are to be displayed for each user.

                  New features 1.7

                  • A new system for hiding resources based on user location has been added. Each resource has a classification level, and the application will only display resources with a classification level no higher than the maximum allowed level in the location the user is connecting from. The users location is determined based on Active Directory sites and subnets.
                  • New registry entries “Locations” and “Security Classification Levels” have been added to support the above feature.
                  • Added colouring to Icons depending on their classification levels.
                  • Added zoom controls for the resource view and keyboard shortcuts using Ctrl+ and Ctrl-.
                  • The refresh button now refreshes resources, SCLs, locations and runs gpupdate to update group policies.
                  • Made the notification bar more prominent when messages are displayed.
                  • Added Shut Down button to the system menu in the bottom left.
                  • Added username and location information to About menu.
                  • Resource view buttons become greyed out when they cannot be used.
                  • Added support for newline (\n) characters in resource names and descriptions.

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                    link22’s Founder Nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year

                    link22's Founder Nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year

                    Each year, the entrepreneurs in Linköping award the Entrepreneur of the Year, among this year's three nominees is link22's CEO and founder, Conny Ljungqvist.

                     

                    Historic Award to Promote Profitable Development

                    Since the mid-1980s, Företagarna have been naming the Entrepreneur of the Year, both in various regions around the country and nationally. The award is given to inspire profitable societal development, and Företagarna write the following about the award:

                    Entrepreneur of the Year is an accolade given to highlight entrepreneurs who, through their commitment and entrepreneurship, manage and develop their operations in a profitable and sustainable manner, contributing to societal development.

                    The award goes to someone who owns and operates their own company. The intention is to highlight someone who is a leader and a role model by having a positive impact on the company and its surroundings. Innovation and creativity are also judged, through product or business model, or both. Finally, profitability and growth in relation to industry colleagues are also evaluated.

                    Conny is flattered by the recognition and says he hopes it's due to Link22's organic and stable growth in a constantly changing industry by delivering IT security products appreciated by the market.

                    Regardless of whether Conny becomes the Entrepreneur of the Year or not, the nomination is flattering and energizing for continued persistent work for a secure society where private and public actors can operate in safe IT environments.

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