IT security – more than just technology
IT security encompasses all measures that have to be taken to protect information and communication technology from cyber criminals. Crimes in the area of IT and telecommunications are, however, far more abstract and less accessible to people not familiar with the cyber world. But – cyber criminals actually tend to use methods from the “real” world, as well – manipulation and burglaries are on their agenda. To counteract these attempts, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) recommends two things in their cyber security strategy: “Besides a robust infrastructure, i.e. the network, hardware and software, it should be our goal that everyone acts securely and autonomously in the digitized world.” Citizens have to be in a position to understand, evaluate and align their behavior to the use of information technology. IT security is more than just technology, but also involves the human ability to interact with it. How can this look like?