The Minimum Standard for ICT Resilienceexternal link launched by the Federal Office for National Economic Supply (FONES) on Monday includes 106 concrete actions covering technical measures as well as recommendations on improving internal organisation and prevention systems. It is described as a decision-making guide with advice and instructions for detecting and responding to hacking quickly and decisively.
As explained in the Minimum Standard, increasing digitalisation in many aspects of life can unlock tremendous economic and social potential but can also present new threats. Individual businesses and organisations have a responsibility to protect themselves. “However, wherever the functioning of critical infrastructures is affected, the state also has a responsibility, based on its remit as laid down in the Federal Constitution, and on the National Economic Supply Act.”