By 2022, every German will possess around 9.7 networked devices. If these were hacked by cybercriminals, the potential consequences could be severe. Apart from DDoS attacks leading to an outage of the electricity grid, personal data could be stolen. While German industry is investing in the cyber resilience of products, processes, people and services, 100 percent cybersecurity cannot be guaranteed. BDI proposes five steps to achieve more consistent European cybersecurity regulations.