4.1 Buildings


The building surrounds the IT and thus guarantees external protection. Furthermore, infrastructure installations of the building allow IT operation in the first place. These are, for example, the building itself, i.e. walls, ceilings, floors, roof, windows and doors, but also utilities throughout the building, such as electricity, water, gas, heating, pneumatic dispatch, etc. The cabling within a building and PBX facilities are dealt with separately in Chapter 4.2, and in Part I, Chapter 8, respectively.

Threat Scenario

The following typical threats (T) are assumed as regards IT baseline protection for a building:

Force Majeure:

Organisational Shortcomings:

Technical Failure:

Deliberate Acts:

Recommended Countermeasures (S)

For the implementation of IT baseline protection, selection of the required packages of safeguards ("modules") as described in chapters 2.3 and 2.4, is recommended. In the following, the countermeasure package for "Buildings" is set out:


Power Supply

Fire Protection

Building Protection


Contingency Planning:

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