Federal Network Agency presents draft IT security catalog

With a list of “security requirements to protect against threats to telecommunications and electronic data processing systems that serve the network controller” wants the Agency to contribute to the security of energy supply networks.

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Shortly before Christmas, the Authority has therefore published a draft and is now calling publicly for comments and opinions. These should be forwarded with the attached form “Formblatt_Stellungnahmen.doc” until February 15, 2014, at the Federal Network Agency.

Requirements for the Security of Energy supply differ from the safety of conventional computer systems and networks, in particular by their priorities. So just the availability is in control networks always paramount. The IT security catalog is intended, among other things, as a basis for the implementation of an information security management system with operators of power supply networks.