In the age of digitalization, data protection and security are becoming even more important than they had already been before. According to a recent Accenture study among 2,000 IT security professionals in 15 countries, protecting customer data and ensuring operation are the central goals of the IT security strategy. Still, one in three cyber attacks is successful, finds the study. With 81 percent of respondents who are responsible for IT security stating that they feel well equipped to thwart attacks, some questions come up: Do experts feel too safe handling sensitive data? Are they protected at all against dangers from the web in digitalization projects? Which security and data protection aspects should be taken into account for these projects?