Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

The State of IT Security in Germany 2014


The increasing digitalisation and interconnection of many aspects of our private and working lives goes hand in hand with dynamic security threats. The causes of cyber attacks, attack methods and the use of attack tools evolve on a daily basis, all the while interacting and influencing each other in complex ways. Companies, governments and private users are the targets of cyber attacks that occur on a daily basis. Many attacks are successful, both because the attackers are becoming increasingly professional and because they encounter circumstances which they know how to exploit to their advantage.

The 2014 report on the state of IT security discusses the quality and quantity of the threats and risks facing information technology (IT) in Germany. The report draws on the comprehensive information about IT threats, attack vectors and vulnerabilities, as well as specific IT attacks, which is collected and evaluated every day by the Federal Office for Information Security
(Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik – BSI).

The State of IT Security in Germany 2014 (PDF, 4MB, Barrier-free file)

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