Banks – BAIT

QSEC – supports the implementation of banking supervisory requirements for IT (BAIT)


The banking supervisory requirements for IT, or BAIT for short, were defined by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). Along with the minimum requirements for the risk management of banks (MaRisk), these are clear guidelines for financial institutions regarding the IT security and information security requirements to be implemented by them.

Among other things, the BAIT rules and regulations also define how communication is to take place between the bank’s management board and the information security officer to be appointed in accordance with BAIT.

For banks that belong to the KRITIS regulation, BaFin has added a KRITIS module to BAIT.

The implementation of an information security management system in a bank, supplemented by the requirements of BAIT and MaRisk, is a complex challenge for the information security officer.

Among other things, information risks and information worthy of protection must be identified and evaluated. A risk management system must be introduced and operated. Derived from the risks, protective measures must be developed and implemented and a corresponding security awareness must be established among all employees in the company.

The overall goal is to continuously improve the security status in the company by implementing the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) process.


The GRC software QSEC supports the information security manager extensively in all tasks related to the introduction and implementation of the requirements according to

  • ISO 27001
  • Data protection
  • BAIT and
  • MaRisk

In addition, QSEC enables working in accordance accordance with the requirements of various other standards, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001.

The use of QSEC means the decision for a system that has been tried and tested over many years, which includes methodology, content including all necessary modules such as

  •  Compliance Management
  • Risk Management
  • Document Management
  • Security Incident Management
  • Measure Management
  • Information Assets
  • Data protection
  • Reporting and Dashboard

as standard.

Due to its standard customizing functionalities, QSEC is very flexible and can be quickly adapted to individual customer requirements. The software solution can be implemented quickly and experiences high user acceptance through user-friendliness and workflow support.

QSEC is multilingual, multi-client capable and can be used throughout the group.

We would be pleased to show you how QSEC supports sustainable, resource and cost optimized information and IT security management according to best practices.


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