Suitability of the B3S for the CRITIS branch district heating detected

MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Germany –

Source: Federal Office for Information SecurityDate 28.09.2018The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has determined the suitability of the sector-specific safety standard (B3S) district heating. BSI President Arne Schönbohm presented the notification to Berlin-based Stefan Kapferer, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW) and Werner Lutsch, Managing Director of the Energy Efficiency Association for Heat, Cooling and CHP (AGFW). Critical infrastructure operators (KRITIS) in the field of district heating, which are subject to the requirements introduced by the IT security law, must protect their information technology in accordance with the state of the art and can now implement this in compliance with the B3S district heating law. The document contains a procedure for risk analysis as well as a collection of safety measures to counter the identified risks. By applying the industry-specific safety standard, operators from the CRITIS district heating sector can fulfill their obligations under § 8a Abs. 1 BSI-Gesetz, appropriate organizational and to make technical arrangements for the IT security of critical infrastructures. Other companies in the industry can also implement the standard and thus increase their IT security level. Thus, outside of legal obligations, B3S district heating also makes an important contribution to increasing IT security in the industry. The first industry-specific safety standard was awarded to the BSI on 1 August 2017 for the water / wastewater sector.


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