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2019-10-01 publication

IT Security Standardization Roadmap

The objective of the German IT Security Standardization Roadmap is to standardize requirements and implementation variants in order to efficiently implement important aspects of IT security, for instance, availability, confidentiality, integrity and authenticity.

The latest version of the IT Security Standardization Roadmap is currently only available in German.

Core topics of the standardization roadmap

Secure products and systems are essential to achieving availability, confidentiality, integrity and authenticity in the IT security sector. To this end, the requirements and implementation variants of a protective shield must be standardized and coordinated across segments in times of accelerated technology convergence. The contents of the IT Security Standardization Roadmap are an important step toward this.

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The IT Security Standardization Roadmap addresses statutory and regulatory developments on the EU level, for instance the EU ePrivacy Directive which defines new IT security obligations.

The core and cross-sectional topics for the IT Security Standardization Roadmap include areas like data protection, energy supply and generation, industrial production, health and medical technology, smart living and critical infrastructures.

The standardization roadmap demonstrates that these areas are already well-covered with respect to standardization, because both the current state of standardization and the existing gaps are presented and addressed in order to offer users and any interested parties orientation in this field.

About the objective and significance of the standardization roadmap

The objective of standardization roadmaps is to inform the stakeholders in the respective subject area of important basic requirements and assist them in meeting them. To achieve this, standardization roadmaps provide an overview of the respective technology topic, in this case IT security, and the related standardization landscape and its organizational and content-related further development.

For IT security, standardization roadmaps also allow for the systematic processing of convergent technologies (cross-committee complex topics) and act as a basis for discussion and exchange between the experts from various domains (e.g. automotive, IT, energy). They thus provide for better understanding because they provide all of the participants the same foundation and offer new committee members a subject-related introduction.

Particularly with respect to important subject areas like IT security, standardization roadmaps emphasizes the need for early development and the significance of the topic of full consensus standardization.

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