Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

IT-Grundschutz an Overview - Decision Guide for Managers

Date 2013.05.28

Confidentiality and integrity of information, quality of one’s products and services, continuity of production, personal integrity of employees and one’s reputation: A security breach nowadays can compromise all of these things, and in the worst case threaten the very existence of an organisation, simply because of the deep integration of information technology into nearly every facet of a public or private organisation.

This publication does not intend to make managers into security experts. Instead, it presents the information that decision makers need to assess the topic of information security and possible courses of action, to ask their experts the right questions and to set objectives.