On November 2, Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser and Claudia Plattner, President of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), presented the latest report on the state of IT security in Germany. Attacks with ransomware represent the largest and most frequent risk, but by far not the only one. As long as these attacks cannot be completely prevented, systems must become more secure in order to prevent or at least reduce damage.
In Germany, there are a number of initiatives to improve vulnerability management. These include the National IT Security Act (IT-SiG) and the BSI’s IT-Grundschutz Compendium. The “nationwide situation picture” rightly called for by BSI President Claudia Plattner can thus map the threat situation to the situation of vulnerable systems, thereby helping to warn in advance and respond quickly and effectively in the specific event of an attack.
“Digitization makes many things in our everyday lives easier. At the same time, it creates new areas of attack,” says Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser. We need to counter the growing risks posed by progressive networking with automated tools and processes. By using them, companies and organizations can better protect their IT systems and reduce the probability of a successful cyber attack.
Insecure systems make it easier for attackers to cause damage. Improving vulnerability management is therefore an important step toward increasing IT security in Germany.Insecure systems make it easier for attackers to wreak havoc. Improving vulnerability management is therefore an important step towards increasing IT security in Germany.