Your security

We're responsible for safeguarding your data. We use a host of sophisticated technologies in combination with comprehensive safeguards to ensure we fulfil this commitment.

Meticulous checks on our systems

Regular exchange – both nationally and internationally

Cooperations with strong partners

We subject ourselves to internal and external audits.

The XING Security team reviews our software on an ongoing basis and advises the company on all security-related matters. We also have reputable external experts perform regular audits. These in-depth inspections include all of our products, applications and internal systems.

We subject ourselves to internal and external audits.

We're a member of the expert panel for cyber security at the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

For many years now, the XING Security team has been a permanent member of the expert panel for cyber security, an alliance put in place by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Its aim is to exchange the latest cyber security news and views. 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.

We're a member of the expert panel for cyber security at the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

We’re actively committed to web security.

XING is an official "OWASP German Chapter Supporter". The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a global non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the security of software applications. We support projects such as Juice Shop (application for security training) and DefectDojo (vulnerability management).

We’re actively committed to web security.

We're a port of call for external security experts.

Security experts continuously examine all online services for potential vulnerabilities. The XING Security team acts as a direct point of contact for any possible findings. Should any XING services ever be affected, the reports will be carefully reviewed and the causes rectified immediately.

We're a port of call for external security experts.

We conduct research to protect your identity.

We have teamed up with specialist partners such as the Schleswig-Holstein Independent Centre for Privacy Protection (ULD) and the Universities of Bonn and Duisburg-Essen to conduct research into "Online Identity Theft". The "Effective Information after a Digital Identity Theft" (EIDI) project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, primarily aims to develop an effective warning system that informs people possibly affected by identity theft in a fast and comprehensive way.

We have international connections.

The XING Security Team is an accredited member of the Task Force Computer Security Incident Response Team (TF-CSIRT). This alliance is aimed primarily at sharing information about current threats and effective countermeasures with other security teams based at universities, governmental organisations, and other large companies.


Who to contact

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The Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council dated 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, on the free movement of such data, and on the repeal of the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.


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Personal data:

Pursuant to Article 4 (1) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.


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