Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)


BSI as the Federal Cyber Security Authority shapes information security in digitization through prevention, detection and reaction for government, business and society.

Information technology has been changing our lives at a rapid rate: the Internet and mobile telecommunication have become the foundation for new forms of communication, commerce, and entertainment. Not only private industry has successfully made use of the new technical capabilities: public administrations now use modern IT to optimise their processes and to be able to offer citizens improved services. The term “e-Government” covers numerous online activities and may make many trips to public offices unnecessary in the future.

However, one basic human need must not be ignored: the need for security. It takes the knowledge and action of every person involved to maintain security in society. As a national cyber security authority, the goal of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is to promote IT security in Germany.