Monday, June 9, 2014

Federal Court: The German Cyber ​​Defence Centre is good for nothing – Business Week

The Federal Court expresses doubts about the massive National Cyber ​​Defence Centre of the Covenant. Not only that no one takes seriously the center, its existence is moreover not justified.

The Federal Court has according to a media report massive doubts about the National Cyber ​​Defence Centre of the Covenant. The auditors considered the establishment of the Bonn authorities for “not justified”, citing the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” from a confidential report, which also vorliege the NDR and WDR. Its conception was “not suitable to combine the distributed over the landscape authorities responsibilities and capabilities in the defense against attacks from the cyber space.” Precisely for this purpose, the then Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich (CSU) was created in 2011 in the middle.

Under the auspices of the Federal Office for Security in Information Technology ( BSI) should here agencies such as the Federal Constitutional Protection, the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance and other state institutions to exchange information and provide recommendations. The auditors reprimand, according to the newspaper report now that the only predefined workflow is the daily briefing at the center and recommendations for action would only be made in the annual report. It is therefore “questionable”, what benefits could develop the facility at all, if they themselves as an information platform “little acceptance” think it hot in the report.

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