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Source: Federal Office for Information Security, Bonn, Date November 9th, 2020 The official cyber security conference of the German EU Council Presidency will take place today, Monday. The online conference is organized by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs (BMI) and the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Over 400 participants from the authorities in Germany and other EU member states and relevant EU institutions will discuss current challenges of digitization and possible solutions for more cyber security in Germany and Europe under corona conditions. With the conference, the German EU Council Presidency is building on a long tradition of successful EU symposia. The aim of the conference is to bring decision-makers and practitioners together in order to exchange different perspectives on current cyber security issues. Germany is presenting itself as a pioneer and initiator for new initiatives, for example for more security of networked IT devices. BSI President Arne Schönbohm explains: “The threat situation in cyberspace is still very tense. Some information security challenges will become even more urgent with the corona-related digitalization push. In the area of ​​the Internet of Things (IoT) in particular, there is some catching up to do when it comes to implementing an appropriate level of security. Attackers use unsecured IoT devices and other IT systems to build powerful botnets. Between June 2019 and May 2020 alone, we registered around 20,000 infected systems every day and initiated their cleaning. Together with the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the other member states, we are therefore placing this topic at the center of this conference and our other initiatives within the framework of the EU Council Presidency. As a creator and pioneer of successful and secure digitization in Germany, the BSI is also happy to act as a contact for its international partners. ”In addition to this key topic of the German EU Council Presidency, the high-level conference will deal with other strategic topics of European cyber security policy. For example, in three forums and various interviews, the current evaluation of the NIS directive, the draft regulation for a “European competence center for cyber security in industry, technology and research” or the status of cooperation in the field of operational cyber security are discussed : Federal Office for Information SecurityPostfach 20036353133 BonnTelephone: +49 228 99 9582-5777Telefax: +49 228 99 9582-5455E-Mail: presse@bsi.bund.de

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