Germany surveys cyber-attacks

Germany surveys cyber-attacks

Published on: 21/09/2016

Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has launched a survey to obtain information about actual cyber-attacks on business and government, to assess potential risks, and to determine protective measures. The study should result in new ICT security recommendations.

The survey is open until 7 October, and allows anonymous participation. Results will be published in the same month.

This is the third year the survey is being held. In 2015, nearly 60% of all organisation that participated in the survey reported being the target of cyber-attacks.

A pie chart with the results of the 2015 cyber-security survey

BSI hopes that the survey will keep government organisations and companies focused on cyber security, the organisation writes in a statement.

The survey is a project of the ‘Allianz für Cyber-Sicherheit’ (Alliance for Cyber ​Security), in which the BSI joins eight ICT trade organisations. The initiative was founded in 2012.

The results of the 2015 and 2014 surveys can be found on the alliance’s website.

More information:

Allianz für Cyber-Sicherheit (in German)
BSI press release (in German)