The competencies of the Federal office for information security (BSI) in Germany for the promotion of Cyber-security responsibility should be extended according to the will of the Federal government significantly.

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According to the MIRROR, a confidential white paper for the planned second, IT provides security law, among other things, to strengthen the BSI in the field of consumer protection. For example, providers additional information requirements should be imposed on to their customers. The BSI should also in particular Danger of an instruction of law to business enterprises. In addition, it should expand its options for the protection of elections. (Click here to read the whole story at SPIEGEL+.)

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the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer (CSU) had announced that a bill soon to be presented. He wanted to take into account the findings of the investigation into the recent data Leak at around 1000 politicians and media professionals.

to give The Chairman of the interior Committee in the Bundestag, Andrea Lindholz (CSU), calls as a consequence of the handling of the data Leak, the Federal criminal police office in the future, a primary responsibility for the prosecution of such cyber-attacks. The land criminal police offices, which were in part already been alerted early on by the politicians because of individual attacks on your accounts, it had not succeeded, obviously, is to identify the perpetrator.

“Who wants to pursue attackers in cyberspace to be effective, must not only be of a small state to think, but must allow for a strong Federal law enforcement,” said Lindholz of the MIRROR. The countries should be included in the return, systematic in the Development of the National Cyber defense center, called the inner politician.

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