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Six new sharp brains at link22

Six new sharp brains at link22

Welcome Henrik Nilsson!

The world is still in the process of being digitized and it does not seem to slow down any time soon. At link22, we are continuously moving forward towards new challenges. We are therefore very happy to announce that we have recruited six new sharp brains. This will enable us to keep up the pace and it will enrich the link22 culture!

Welcome; Elis Hallqvist, Kevin Kvissberg, Joakim Forsberg, Karl E., Björn Knuthammar and Peter Alvarsson.

We are grateful to receive this much knowledge and eager to offer a workplace full of possibilities. Cybersecurity is a growing industry and the engagement has never been higher.

A deeper presentation of each individual will follow later this fall.

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We welcome Kevin Kvissberg to link22!

We welcome Kevin Kvissberg to link22!

Welcome Henrik Nilsson!

Kevin previously had an internship at link22 and after completing his assignment was given employment with us. Now he assumes the role of IT technician.

Why did you choose link22?

Being able to be part of the work towards a safer Sweden through the work at link22 is an exciting and important assignment. My interest in IT and the assignment that link22 offers is a perfect combination for me. During my internship and my summer job at link22, the goal was to continue and now I am ready to develop forward together with competent colleagues.

We are happy to have you on the team, Kevin!

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Thanks for sec-t

Thanks for sec-t!

Every year, the cybersecurity elite meet at Münchenbryggeriet to share knowledge, solve problems, compete and mingle. Link22 has been a gold sponsor for many years and this year was no exception.We are very proud to support a fantastic community driven by a love for knowledge, progress and security.


Thanks sec-t, for motivation, mingle, knowledge, idéas and smiles!


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We welcome Elis Hallqvist to link22!

We welcome Elis Hallqvist to link22!

Welcome Henrik Nilsson!

Elis has previous experience with link22 through internships and summer jobs. He is a familiar face and now assumes the role of IT technician after completing his studies.

Why did you choose link22?

Being part of link22 feels right to me. I have had an internship here and know the business from before. We share the ambition to develop the company and create new ways of working, it feels good to be part of a team and work with like-minded people.

I look forward to developing my competence in cyber security and finding the right solutions that meet our customers' high security requirements.

We are happy to have you on the team, Elis!

Time for Sec-t, the deep knowledge cybersecurity conference

Time for Sec-t, the deep knowledge cybersecurity conference

Welcome Henrik Nilsson!

Those with the most profound and deep interest in cybersecurity meet every year at Munchenbrygeriet in Stockholm. The Sec-t-conference is solely focused on cybersecurity and hacking. It is a deep-knowledge week of talks and Q&As, education events, mingling at the fair square and AWs. Some of the talk headlines are:


Colorful Vulnerabilities – How changing the colors of your keyboard might lead to privilege escalation

I See What You’re Watching on SVT Play: Fast Identification of DASH Encrypted Network Traces

Hacking your dishwasher, or cloudless Home Connect appliances

Project TEMPA – Demystifying Tesla’s Bluetooth Passive Entry System


Sec-t is a fun and important conference created by volunteering enthusiasts driven by a hunger for knowledge and will to make the world safer. We are therefore very proud and happy to announce that we have been given, and accepted, the chance to be gold sponsors. We look forward to meeting the very core of Swedish Cybersecurity to learn, inspire and have fun.


We are there from the15th to the 16th of september, see you there!


Read more and buy tickets here.



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New Release of Secure Transfer 22Q2

link22 Secure Transfer 22Q2 is released as of today, 220708.
Secure Transfer will be used as a common concept for the overall link22 CDS solution.
Visit link22 customer portal to download new software and documents

What does the new release contain?

  • A new integration guide has been created to facilitate the installation of complete solutions.

Secure Transfer 22Q2 main improvements:

  • CDS Transfer Applications v3.11 with increased stability and improved configuration. It’s now possible to send files to multiple destinations via the Secure Send Agent.
  • Diode Proxy v3.6 with improved disk management and stability. Easier to upgrade from previous versions.
  • Diode Syslog v1.4 has increased the ability to handle more log flows at the same time, improved installation and extended function in audit logging.
  • DTM v3.1 improved stability.

Unchanged but integration tested with ST22Q2:

Contact us at for questions.

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Hanna Karlström

Welcome Hanna Karlström

Welcome Hanna Karlström

Welcome Henrik Nilsson!

We welcome Hanna Karlström to link22 as the new Chief Security Officer & Development Manager!

Hanna most recently comes from management positions within NFC/The Swedish Police Authority and the Swedish Security Service and has previously worked with R&D within Ericsson for many years.

Why did you choose link22?

For me, it is important to contribute to a safer Sweden. link22, a company at the absolute forefront of cybersecurity, feels just right. Security issues, business development and taking on challenges with competent and committed colleagues are close to my heart. We're a team at link22.

In my spare time, in addition to family, SUP canoeing, road cycling/spinning and hiking apply.

We are very happy to have you on board Hanna!

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New Release Data Diode Proxy 3.5

New Release - Data Diode Proxy 3.5

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link22 launches a new version of  Data Diode Proxy 3.5 where we continue to be at the forefront of IT-security and reliable data transfer.

The new version gives even better control over the data flow. Based on our customers needs and the possibilities of technology, our developers have made the product smarter and more powerful for a more secure flow.

Now the flow is more resistant towards operational disruptions or interruptions that contribute to your business becoming less vulnerable.

Major new functions:

  • Existing flow is monitored via " Single point of failure protection" to scan detect any interruptions.
  • Redundancy via failovers, troubleshooting function to maintain a seamless operating flow. 

Read more about Data Diode Proxy  here.

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link22 earned quality certification ISO 9001:2015


Quality is of essence within cybersecurity. This may sound obvious but it is not always intuitive until you compare quality with quantity and the nature of the relationship between defence and offence.

The attacker can try over and over again until breach is reached. This implies that quantity (trying many times with different strategies) is a useful strategy. The opposite is true for the defender. Every attack needs to be warded off successfully. The standard of the defence must exceed the standard of every attack. Something very alike the definition of quality. Any weak spot in the defence will eventually be exposed if the attacker just tries enough variations of attacks.

Society is being more digitized, the number of data streams increases and the sum value of all things digital has never been this large. The incentives for cybercrime heighten fast and the attacks are getting increasingly sophisticated. High quality and continuous improvement is therefore crucial for success within cybersecurity.

Link22 once again received a quality certificate of ISO 9001:2015 accreditation from Swedac Ackreditering.

About ISO 9001:2015 from

ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:
a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
All the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.on, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.

We find third party verification very useful within security. Under our product area cross domain solutions we offer the product Countersign. The product lets an organisation condition file transport based on third party signatures. This aligns with our own way of verifying our quality by third party verification, this time manifesting as ISO 9001:2015.

Read more about countersign here

Book a demo of our products here

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eSam - Digital samarbetsplattform för offentlig sektor

Swedish government prove to be adaptable and aware around digitalization and cybersecurity

Swedish government prove to be adaptable and aware around digitalization and cybersecurity

Welcome Henrik Nilsson!

Swedish authorities are in a very complex situation regarding digital work, digital collaboration and cyber security. They operate in the thin threshold between; laws that protect the privacy of citizens, laws that protect the security of the kingdom, and a system that allows employees to work efficiently. The same threshold is the starting point for our product Outpost Collaboration.

We are a well-established supplier of IT security solutions for Swedish authorities, especially those under the security protection regulation. We have learned that a well-functioning solution must balance requirements for, among other things, functionality, usability, IT security and compliance with regulations in order to be used efficiently and effectively in the agency's daily operations. An essential part of this is choosing proven components with a good reputation.

When the pandemic hit, the threshold for the authorities shrunk and became even smaller as the requirement for remote work appeared overnight. Authorities then showed good digital adaptability and started using the tools that were available, including Skype/Teams.

Cyber security is not a destination, to keep up you need to constantly evaluate yourself and your own solutions. Swedish authorities are setting a very good example. At the same time that Skype was implemented to meet the changed situation that the pandemic meant, they chose to critically review the software.

The report: "Digital collaboration platform for the public sector" from eSam in November 2021, states:


"During the spring of 2021, the Swedish Tax Agency and the Kronofogdemyndigheten (Kronofogden) jointly investigated the conditions for replacing the software Skype for Business (hereafter Skype) with the cloud service Teams as the main video and collaboration platform.1 The investigation was carried out due to the announcement that support and maintenance for Skype would end within about five years and a judgment from the European Court of Justice in which the court, in simplified terms, judged that the design of the American intelligence and surveillance programs did not meet the EU's requirements for how personal data may be handled. The court also ruled that personal data could not be transferred to the United States unless it could be ensured that the personal data transferred there was not accessible to the US authorities.”


The report concluded that Skype/Teams is not a solution for the future. Another section in the same report states:

"In their investigation, the Swedish Tax Agency and the Norwegian Kronofogden were able to determine that the use of Teams as the main video and collaboration platform would be incompatible with the rules that apply to the authorities' operations. The main justification was that if Teams were to be used in the same way that Skype is used today, it would expose large amounts of information to Microsoft in a way that was not compatible with data protection and privacy regulations. The Swedish Tax Agency and Kronofogden also considered risks of lock-in effects, costs, continuity, suitability and continuous changes to the solution3 in their report. Several other authorities, i.a. Arbetsförmedlingen, Försäkringskassan and Trafikverket later joined the Tax Agency and Kronofogden's assessment."

Authorities worked together to investigate the matter both more closely and more broadly in a comprehensive report. They concluded that solutions that have historically been used no longer meet the requirements. The outside world changes and authorities change with it, so must the IT systems that the authorities use to ensure the integrity of citizens and the security of the kingdom.

Our opinion is that the Swedish public sector is awake both from a general IT-perspective and from a specific Cyber security perspective.

In the report Cybersecurity in Sweden – Threats, methods, shortcomings and dependencies, published in 2020 by the Swedish Armed Forces Radio Institute, the Armed Forces, the Swedish Agency for Community Protection and Preparedness, the Swedish Police Agency and the Security Police, states, among other things, the following:


"Outsourcing of IT infrastructure also means that there is a dependency on the service provider. When IT services are outsourced, it is often done to global service providers, which means that the dependency that arises is international. This is sometimes expressed as a risk of loss of digital sovereignty, a concept used in the EU context and means that a state loses parts of its control over its independence, autonomy and freedom of action in the digital area.”

We agree, for every authority that places its digital environment in the hands of a supplier from another legal domicile, the nation in question decreases her digital sovereignty.

Sweden is one of the world's most connected countries and we have such good conditions for data storage that international giants locate their data centers in Sweden. We consider the conditions for being a digital sovereignty to be very good. We interpret it as eSam making the same assessment when we read the appendix to the report: "Digital collaboration platform for the public sector". There, solutions with functionality for, among other things, are investigated:

  • Video conference
  • Document storage
  • Fixed chat rooms
  • Kanban (virtual board for visualizing work tasks, among other things)
  • White board

In addition to functionality, it was also important that:

  • Data storage can take place in a way that meets the authority's requirements
  • Authorities do not get locked into a system
  • There are good collaboration opportunities with authorities and third parties that use other systems

We are pleased to note that the investigation highlights Nextcloud as one of two candidates that best meets the requirements for an overall solution. We make the same assessment and have therefore chosen to integrate Nextcloud into our collaboration platform link22 Standard.

We strongly believe in a society where authorities and private companies work together for citizens' integrity and society's safety. We think it is smart not to put all your eggs in one basket, to use systems that can be combined with other systems. We believe that it is wise to keep citizens' data at home and we believe that if there is any country that can do it, it is Sweden.

Want to see how we take this challenge on? Book a demo here.

Related Products: link22 Standard

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