Germany’s Cybersecurity Architecture


Cybersecurity has become a core component of German interior, foreign, security, and defense policy with many national and international linkages. Given this context, we would like to contribute to a structured political approach in this policy field as part of our work on cybersecurity policy at the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung.

To this end, this publication provides a visualization of Germany’s cybersecurity architecture including its national and international connections. It also contains a list of abbreviations and actors as well as explanations of the relationships between individual actors. On this website, the visualization can also be accessed in an interactive format. It was developed by Anna Semenova and Pegah Maham (SNV’s Data Science Unit).

A country’s cybersecurity architecture is understood to encompass all actors – government agencies, platforms, organizations etc. – that are part of the ecosystem according to the national definition of cybersecurity (policy). In this publication, we only list the governmental part of the cybersecurity architecture, that means all governmental and directly related actors.The next update will be published in March/April 2022.