Information is a key factor in Bayer’s success. It is thus particularly important to protect it in a sustainable manner. Bayer has developed and implemented various measures to ensure comprehensive protection for information and the associated know-how both within and outside the Group
Responsible handling of information by employees plays a key role. A global and Group-wide campaign is thus raising collective awareness of security among employees at Bayer and helping them to develop an eye for sensitive information and handle it securely. The various IT security measures in the Group are also being continually monitored and adapted throughout the world in a Group-wide program. This includes technical measures, classification of data according to its sensitivity and implementation of appropriate protective measures.
In 2015, Bayer joined forces with Volkswagen, Allianz and BASF to found DCSO – Deutsche Cyber-Sicherheitsorganisation GmbH. In collaboration with other large companies, research institutes, Federal agencies, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), DCSO acts as a competence center and helps its member companies improve their security architecture and detect and fend off cyberattacks.
The organization’s consulting committee develops strategies to combat cybercrime, digital industrial espionage and sabotage. The company is based in Berlin and currently employs around 50 staff. Its profits are reinvested in research and development and strategic projects.