The ever increasing permeation of our societies by information technology exacerbates the growing importance of security. The threat in terms of the havoc that computer failure, misuse or sabotage could cause is greater than ever before. The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) aims to tackle these complex issues by offering a broad range of services: It detects IT security risks, develops preventive security measures and reacts by seeking out appropriate solutions.
In doing so, the BSI is first and foremost the central IT security service provider for the Federal Government in Germany. However, it also offers its services to the private sector, because effective security is only possible when everyone involved contributes. Finally, all users are called to be just as cautious online as offline, in spite of all the existing safeguards, to minimize risks and maximize the numerous opportunities offered by IT and digitalization.