Despite its 'local feel', at the Bern office Gian-Luca also deals with international clients: a large international bank, for example. What is special about this project is that the team designed the entire architecture for this online banking system starting from the very beginning: from authentication and through login to the connections to core banking systems.
"Especially for me as a security engineer, the extremely large number of security measures that are required for online banking are interesting. We're working with cutting-edge approaches and a modern, Kubernetes-based microservices architecture." The project proved to be particularly complex. This was because an entire technology sector had to be replaced with a new online banking system. This only works with a very agile approach, because new things constantly have to be taken into account. Understanding the detail of this very complex system while at the same time maintaining an overview was one of the biggest challenges for the security team.
Here, too, close cooperation within the team and a fluid exchange of knowledge play a decisive role. This is particularly encouraged at the Bern location. In our Open Space format, co-workers from different projects meet once a month and each presents a topic that is of special interest at the time. "It's really a great setting to find out more about other projects. The exchange of ideas with colleagues from other areas is also valuable. This is particularly true when, for example, they reveal a perspective from the business side or highlight an exceptionally hardware-related project," says Gian-Luca. As the location for a total of three separate security-related conferences, Bern is also an important focal point for a whole range of companies. Swiss Cyber Storm, the ISSS Berne Conference and the Temet Public Key Cryptography Conference are all held here.