Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

The State of IT Security in Germany 2016

The report by the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany (BSI) on the current state of IT security in Germany in 2016 shows the increasing complexity in the level of threat as well as in the associated risks for advancing digitalisation. The report illustrates how information security has become an essential precondition for the success of digitalisation in Germany.

The report provides information on the type and extent of key IT threats and resulting risks. It is based on information analysed by the BSI relating to weaknesses and vulnerabilities in currently used information technology, as well as to attacks on IT systems and networks.

The State of IT Security in Germany 2016 (PDF, 2MB, Barrier-free file)

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