Industry, energy, transport, the private sector: the different infrastructures are all converging. And the enabler of this revolutionary development is information technology. But the wide range of communication interfaces between the different systems is giving rise to a whole series of information security and data protection threats. Many of the existing solutions are currently proprietary and lack interoperability. There is a clearly recognizable need for standards. More than almost any other instrument, standardization supports the promotion of targeted current network effects to be promoted and raises the general level of security for the benefit of all. Cybersecurity standards ensure the necessary harmonization of requirements and implementation variants so that systems can interact reliably with one another and ultimately also be coordinated across different sectors. The aim is to increase the general level of security in information technology systems and networks, both within and across companies, and to promote the development of forward-looking technologies.
Cybersecurity: Norms and standards for secure & innovative information systems
The world of tomorrow is connected: Many different applications and industries require an infrastructure that is increasingly convergent. However, the required communication interfaces are often proprietary – so interoperability and protective measures are inadequate.
Cyberattacks on companies, energy providers and governmental agencies have now become a daily routine. Hackers exploit vulnerabilities in systems, putting entire industrial plants out of operation, and in the worst-case scenario endangering the national energy supply.
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