Glossary

German Federal Agency for Security in Information Technology (BSI)

The German Federal Office for Information Security (short BSI) is subordinated to the Ministry of the Interior and works as central IT-security office. The authority untertakes fundamental work in the area of IT-security. Apart from it, it publishes the IT-protection catalogous relevant for many companies and supports the implementation of the nomination regulations of the “British Standards Institute” which are highly relevant in the area of IT-security (BS 17799), Business Continuity (BS25999) and IT-service management (BS15000).