Monday, August 12, 2013

Ausspäh affair: Rösler advises businesses to help themselves - Tagesspiegel

12/08/2013 17:38 clock
 Philipp Rösler and Bitkom President Dieter Kempf met in Berlin Photo:. dpa

Philipp Rösler and Bitkom President Dieter Kempf met in Berlin. – Photo: AP

Network security is “not for free” to have, says Economy Minister Philipp Roesler. Ausspäh actions of intelligence are obviously not just bad for him – but also an opportunity for businesses


In response to the current Ausspähaffäre by British and U.S. intelligence German Economics Minister Philipp Rösler (FDP) has called on German companies to become more proactive in safety. Just the knowledge of 1500 world market leaders in the SME must be secure from unauthorized access, Roesler said on Monday after meeting with IT companies and associations in Berlin.

‘safety, especially on the Internet is not to get in the end for nothing, “Roesler said. There is also in this country already good deals in the encryption of data and the storing and processing of data in the network, the so-called cloud computing.

Ausspähungen discussion about the U.S. secret NSA was also an opportunity to advance the issue of data security.

According to a survey by the industry association Bitkom already a majority of IT companies in Germany encrypted their data and emails. More than three-quarters of companies (76 percent) set an appropriate technology accordingly. sf / rtr / dpa

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