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2018-03 IT-Security - Critical Infrastructure

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2018-03 IT-Security - Critical

versiondog helping to support critical infrastructure operators versiondog helping to support critical infrastructure operators The digital revolution dates back about 70 years and has given rise to as many innovations as it has challenges. It is a development that is so deeply entrenched in our lives that it impossible to imagine our modern society without it. This is especially true where critical infrastructures are concerned. As early as 2005, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) responded to the growing need to adapt to an increasingly networked world with the reconstructed IT- Grundschutz manual (‘Grundschutz’ meaning ‘basic protection that must be fulfilled by law’). Figure 1: source: Fotolia_88260424_@Countrypixel This manual describes an information security management system (ISMS), the purpose of which was to fulfil the emerging need for information security both then and in the future. The BSI Standards (i.e. BSI-Standard 100-1/-2/-3) and the IT-Grundschutz Catalogues published by the Federal Office for Information Security provide necessary support for implementing an ISMS of this kind, which aims to improve cybersecurity and help determine future IT security goals. Since its launch, the versiondog data management system from AUVESY GmbH has provided full support for the ISMS requirements. Since their inception in 2005, the BSI measures continue to be shaped by the rapidly changing technical developments. As we advance further into the digital age, the pace at which IT security requirements are evolving is, if anything, accelerating. The Federal Office for Information Security recognises this and in 2015 saw the need to respond to the changing security environment. The results of this were the updated and restructured BSI Standards 200-1/-2/-3 2 . This coincided with the IT Security Act, which established the minimum requirements needed to Figure 2: source: Fotolia_88260424_@Leo Lintang be upheld by CRITIS operators. Critical infrastructures are defined as “organizational and physical structures and facilities of such vital importance to a nation’s society and economy that their failure or degradation would result in sustained supply shortages, significant disruption of public safety and security, or other dramatic consequences”. 1 As the Industrial Internet of Things continues to grow, more and more critical infrastructures 1 Source: Source: Copyright AUVESY GmbH · Fichtenstrasse 38 B · 76829 Landau in der Pfalz Date: 08.03.2018 Page 1 of 4


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