National IT Situation Center

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Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser recently opened the new National IT Situation Center of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Bonn. Bitkom President Dr. Ralf Wintergerst:

“Cyber ​​attacks are currently one of the biggest threats to our economy and society: Last year, the German economy suffered 206 billion euros in damage through theft of IT equipment and data as well as digital and analogue industrial espionage and sabotage. We welcome the fact that the BSI is improving the conditions for preventing and combating cyber crime with the new National IT Situation Center.

In order for companies and authorities to protect themselves appropriately, current and reliable information about the threat situation as well as a coordinated approach in the event of large-scale attacks are required. Cybercrime is not based on our federal structures, which is why we need a greater concentration of know-how and responsibilities to combat it.

Expect the worst

Almost two thirds of companies in Germany (63 percent) recently stated that they expect to become victims of cyber attacks in the next twelve months. And almost every second company (48 percent) fears that a successful cyber attack could threaten their own existence. The threat situation is likely to worsen in the future. We must therefore do everything we can to ensure the highest level of cybersecurity, which will be crucial to our digital sovereignty and our future competitiveness.”

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