7.1 Exchange of data media


The exchange of data media for data transfer between non-networked IT systems is considered here. The data media dealt with include floppy disks, removable hard disks (magnetic, magneto-optical), CDs, magnetic tape and cassettes. Furthermore, the storage of data on the transmission and reception system is taken into account. Handling of the data media before and after dispatch is also described.


Threat Scenario

The following typical threats are assumed for the exchange of data media as part of IT baseline protection:

Force Majeure:

Organisational Shortcomings:

Human Failure:

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.
The safeguards package for the "Exchange of Data media" is presented in the following.






Contingency Planning:

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