Update to the German Standardization Roadmap on IT Security

Third edition

DIN and DKE have updated the German Roadmap on IT Security through the KITS Advisory Council (DIN’s IT Security Coordination Office).

To achieve the primary aims of IT security – availability, privacy, integrity and authenticity – secure products and systems are indispensable. The requirements of and solutions for defensive shields must be standardized and, in the current age of accelerated technological convergence, coordinated across sectors. The DKE-Kontaktstelle Informationssicherheit (KSI, DKE Liason Office for IT Security) and the Koordinierungsstelle IT-Sicherheit im DIN (KITS) (link in German) are devoted to this task. Together, these two bodies have composed and published the third Standardization Roadmap on IT Security.

New EU frameworks and business processes

The Standardization Roadmap responds to the most recent legislative and regulatory developments on the European level, e.g. the EU ePrivacy Regulation draft which sets new requirements for IT security.

The third edition of the German Standardization Roadmap on IT Security shows that

  • data protection,
  • energy supply and production,
  • industrial production,
  • health and medical technology,
  • smart living and
  • critical infrastructures

are thoroughly covered by existing standards.

A future fourth version of the German Standardization Roadmap on IT Security will include a focus on the collectively used specifications.

Currently the Standardization Roadmap on IT Security is only available in German but will be found on this website in English as soon as it is published.