Mugs, T-shirts, notebooks and stickers await security gurus
The idea of dealing with a subject in a playful way, gaining points and ultimately receiving a reward is not new, but is still effective. Major groups of companies in the world of computer games already make use of it. Gamers can win “achievements”, are also given a title and so can boast to other gamers that they have achieved a certain level of success. “I am of the opinion that our system should not provoke competitiveness among users, but should be rewards-based. For this reason, we are sending out mugs, T-shirts, stickers and notebooks to all G DATA customers who regularly pay attention to the IT security of their device,” says Figge, justifying his decision. A progress bar then indicates which reward can be claimed for free from the G DATA headquarters in Bochum. Depending on the achievement, a corresponding item is released for the customer. “We hope to be able to simplify the multifaceted and abstract subject of IT security with this approach, and help users refine their own view of security,” concludes Figge.