XAIT counselling:
Solutions for VAIT, BAIT, KAIT, ZAIT

The digital transformation brings new risks for the insurance and financial sector, especially in the IT area with regard to security and compliance. The fulfilment of regulatory requirements such as VAIT, BAIT, KAIT and ZAIT is crucial for insurance companies, banks, capital management companies and payment service providers in order to avoid penalties and maintain trust. Alexander Thamm GmbH supports you in fulfilling these complex requirements and making your IT systems secure and compliant. Our expertise in data management, AI and IT governance makes it possible to meet the challenges of XAIT regulations and strengthen digital resilience.

BaFin audit? Requirements for XAIT

With VAIT, BAIT, KAIT and ZAIT, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has introduced regulations for digital security and governance in the German financial and insurance sector to strengthen IT systems against digitalisation risks. These requirements are intended to increase the resilience of insurance companies, banks, capital management companies and payment service providers against cyber attacks and IT disruptions in order to safeguard integrity and trust in the financial market.

The XAIT regulations require strict measures for IT governance, documentation, security and monitoring of IT systems to ensure digital resilience. Companies must regularly review and adapt these systems to cope with changing risks. The challenge is to fulfil the extensive requirements without compromising operations or the ability to innovate. A lack of expertise, resources or inadequate documentation and governance can make compliance more difficult, which harbours legal and reputational risks.

These milestones mark the beginning of a new era in IT governance and security for financial institutions, while at the same time providing:

  • NImplementation of regulatory requirements
  • NRisk minimisation through analysis and direct adjustment
  • NProactive risk control and management
  • NOptimisation of security-relevant processes
  • NProtection of critical financial infrastructures
  • NPromotion of your competitive strength

Our XAIT consulting services

XAIT Assessment

Checking the IT system landscape for compliance with the regulatory requirements of VAIT, BAIT, KAIT and ZAIT, including checking the necessary documentation and identifying documentation deficiencies. This process aims to minimise compliance risks and strengthen the digital security and governance of your systems.

Definition of measures

Development of strategies to achieve and maintain compliance with VAIT, BAIT, KAIT and ZAIT, including future-proof measures. These strategies are aimed at improving the security and administrative structures in the digital area through forward-looking measures and reducing the risk of breaches.

Comprehensive IT governance and data management

Advice on optimising IT systems and processes to meet XAIT requirements while improving efficiency and security. Promoting compliance with current standards and increasing confidence in your digital systems to lay the foundation for sustainable growth.

Introduction and customisation of IT products

Support in the selection and implementation of IT products and systems that meet the requirements of VAIT, BAIT, KAIT and ZAIT, from initial consultation to full implementation. Alexander Thamm GmbH accompanies you at every step of the process, from the careful selection of suitable technologies to the effective introduction into your IT landscape in order to maximise compliance, security and efficiency.

Documentation and compliance reporting

Support in creating and revising the documentation required to demonstrate compliance with XAIT requirements and successfully pass regulatory audits. Creation of a solid documentation basis that not only fulfils the regulatory requirements, but also improves the transparency and traceability of your IT governance and security processes.

Your XAIT experts

Janek Haschke, Data Strategist, Alexander Thamm GmbH

Janek Haschke

Data Strategist | Alexander Thamm GmbH

Max Schroefelbauer, Data Strategist, Alexander Thamm GmbH

Max Schröfelbauer

Data Strategist | Alexander Thamm GmbH

Customer references

Microsoft SQL Server, a cube-shaped representation of an MS SQL Server on a circuit board

Analysis and documentation

of a Microsoft SQL server

Introduction of 2 IT products, clouds over an orange-coloured sea

Consultancy and introduction

of two IT products

VAIT documentation, a back entrance of a factory, a metal clock above the entrance

VAIT documentation

of a facility management system

VAIT test of an SAP system, a room of data and information, bathed in orange light

Inspection and documentation

of an SAP system

Our methodology: the [at] Data Journey

Today, much of the business value is based on the analysis of data. The crucial question is how do we generate value from data to turn problems into concrete solutions?

With the Data Journey we have developed a holistic system for Data & AI projects, with which we can determine the starting position and Taking a holistic view of our customers' problemsin order to be able to offer them the best possible advice and the best possible solutions:

From comprehensive consulting and development of a data strategy, through proof of concept and prototypes, to the finished product and subsequent continuous maintenance and optimisation.

[Data Journey by Alexander Thamm GmbH, Data Strategy, Data Lab, Data Factory and DataOps in a Flowchart

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Informative blog content, inspiring webinars, entertaining videos and engaging podcasts: valuable subject content for further in-depth study.

DORA - Info Session, YouTube Thumbnail

How-To VAIT?

The path to IT documentation!

Webinar VAIT and BAIT

Impending BaFin audit? VAIT & BAIT in a Nutshell