In its "ICT 2020 - Research for Innovation - IT Security for Critical Infrastructures" programme, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is supporting eleven collaborative projects which are being coordinated by the accompanying "Networked IT security-critical infrastructures"(VeSiKi) research project. The DKE has developed an IT security framework for critical infrastructures together with the consortium partners including the Universität der Bundeswehr München (consortium leader), the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the University of Bremen.
The DKE's role in the joint project is to ensure that the results of the individual projects are consolidated in standardization by alerting the relevant bodies of any need for technical regulation. The DKE also supports the joint projects in the field of standardization for IT security. To this end, a "Standardization" technical group was set up with representatives from the collaborative projects to develop and evaluate the standardization potential of the individual projects.
The overall project involves providing an online tool for standards in the area of critical infrastructure which gives operators and users an overview of the existing technical regulation landscape and to filter and order it based on certain criteria.