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Security

Networking is defined by trust. We consider member trust essential, which is why we do everything we can to protect your data.

German data protection law

XING AG is a German company. This means that XING is subject to German data protection law, some of the strictest in the world.

XING AG is a German company. This means that XING is subject to German data protection law, some of the strictest in the world.

Independent audits

We have external independent institutes verify the various technical aspects of our platform on a regular basis. We are regularly audited to make sure we adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and our in-house...

We have external independent institutes verify the various technical aspects of our platform on a regular basis. We are regularly audited to make sure we adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and our in-house security team and external security experts perform regular checks to analyse our infrastructure and the many features our platform has to offer.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

We are regularly audited to make sure we adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which is required to handle and process credit card data. Such audits comprise both physical and technical components of our platform, and...

We are regularly audited to make sure we adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which is required to handle and process credit card data. Such audits comprise both physical and technical components of our platform, and range from the installation of a firewall right through to encrypted payment data transfer.

Code review and external security audits

Our in-house security team and external security experts perform regular checks to analyse our infrastructure and new features, one such example being the member profile we relaunched in July 2013 which successfully passed tests carried out by...

Our in-house security team and external security experts perform regular checks to analyse our infrastructure and new features, one such example being the member profile we relaunched in July 2013 which successfully passed tests carried out by Inverse Path S.r.l.

Other protective measures

Our platform also incorporates a number of security measures to safeguard against a wide range of typical risks, including:
1. so-called intrusion detection, which we use to track potential attacks and suspicious activity on our platform.

2. scanning of the entire platform where members post text - e.g., in groups, events, search results, and profile entries - in order to stop malicious code known as cross-site scripting from penetrating the platform.

3. a number of monitoring tools which continually analyse activity on the platform while checking user entries for plausibility. Our Customer Care Team is immediately notified if certain strings are used (e.g. "asdf" in all input fields during registration) or if various members appear to log in to one computer. This may even lead to users being automatically blocked temporarily due to suspicious activity.

Members of the Federal Office for Information Security´s expert panel

XING’s security team is a member of the Federal Office for Information Security’s expert panel for cyber security, an alliance put in place by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in cooperation with the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (Bitkom) with the aim of exchanging news and views on the latest cyber security topics. The expert panel also identifies key measures to safeguard against cyber-attacks which the BSI then publishes on behalf of the cyber security alliance, thus making them available to German industry.

The XING Security Team

Veronika Isbarn

Veronika Isbarn

Legal Counsel

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Ingo Chao

Ingo Chao

Team Leader Security

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Daniel Silva Yañez

Daniel Silva Yañez

Team Lead User Care

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Stefan Kaes

Stefan Kaes

Principal System Architect

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Felix Lasse

Felix Lasse

Principal Legal Counsel

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Tilmann Haak

Tilmann Haak

Security Engineer

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Martin Richardson

Martin Richardson

Team Lead Payment & Billing

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