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Special fund without investment in cybersecurity is a missed opportunity

Commenting on today’s resolution of the Special fund of the German Armed Forces in the Bundestag, Hans-Wilhelm D√ľnn (President of the Cyber Security Council Germany e.V.) states:

“Cybersecurity, as one of the biggest tasks of this decade, does not appear in the economic plan of the special fund. The German government is missing an opportunity here to make our society fit for the future. The non-binding reference to a cyber strategy to be developed is a fig leaf for investing 100 billion euros exclusively in conventional equipment and backward-looking solutions. With one percent of this amount for cybersecurity and the relevant actors in the Bundeswehr and BSI, we could increase the security of our critical infrastructure, economy and society many times over, while defining a leadership role in peacekeeping in Europe and NATO.”

The Cyber Security Council Germany e.V. was founded in August 2012 by well-known personalities. The Berlin-based association is politically neutral and advises companies, public authorities and political decision-makers in the field of cyber security. The association’s members include large and medium-sized companies, operators of critical infrastructures as well as federal states and federal institutions, experts and political decision-makers with a connection to cyber security. Through its members, the association represents more than three million employees from the business community and nearly two million members from associations and clubs.

V.i.S.d.P.: Hans-Wilhelm D√ľnn, Pr√§sident, Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland e.V.

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