Tenth anniversary ceremony urges to solve security issues across society and to build solid networks
The tenth anniversary of the Cyber Security Council Germany e.V. was honored last Thursday at a ceremony with 200 invited guests from politics, business, science and society.
Arne Schönbohm, President of BSI as well as founding president of the association, said as keynote speaker:
To protect our way of life, our prosperity and our freedom, we as a society must also become more resilient in cyberspace. The overall societal task of cyber security can only be mastered if we share knowledge and experience and exchange information with each other in reliable networks. Cyber Security Council Germany e.V. is a platform that has dedicated itself to the fight against cybercrime with heart and soul and expertise and has been bringing together various social players for a big task in the next decade.
Hans-Wilhelm Dünn, President of the Cyber Security Council Germany e.V., emphasized:
The Zeitenwende we have been experiencing for the past six months shows us how vulnerable we are in our critical infrastructures, our security architecture and our supply chains. I therefore say: there is no Zeitenwende without cyber security. Over the past ten years, a stable, diverse and unique network has emerged in the Cyber Security Council Germany e.V., which has this key issue of the coming decades in its sights.
Since its founding in 2012, the association has worked with its members on secure systems in business, institutions and science, and has established the topic of cybersecurity at the center of society. With a lot of translating work and the expertise of the membership, a tangible sociopolitical challenge has been defined from a “niche topic” and communicated to decision-makers. The ceremony was preceded by the association’s general meeting, at which Eileen Walther was elected as the new vice president. She succeeds Prof. Dr. Dr. Werner Weidenfeld, head of the Center for Applied Policy Research and long-time coordinator of the German government for German-American cooperation. With Eileen Walther, the Board is now joined by a highly regarded strategist who brings in a wealth of experience in the fight against cybercrime through her international work with law enforcement agencies.
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 Dünn, Präsident, Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland e.V.