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Source: Federal Office for Information SecurityLocation BonnDate 16.12.2020BSI President Arne Schönbohm: “With the cabinet resolution on the draft IT Security Act 2.0, a milestone was reached today on the way to secure digitization in Germany. This draft law is of extraordinary importance for the Federal Office for Information Security and strong evidence of the trust placed in the BSI. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for this: As the federal cyber security authority, we are shaping secure digitization in Germany. For us, information security and digitization are inseparable like two sides of the same coin. Without security, digitization has no sustainable benefit for our society. With IT-SiG 2.0, digital consumer protection is anchored in the BSI. It has always been undisputed that the high technical expertise of the BSI should be combined with new consumer policy competencies in order to be able to provide information, advice and support to citizens in everyday digital life. Provided that the German Bundestag passes the law, we can expand digital consumer protection at the new BSI site in Freital, establish market monitoring for IT products, expand our service center offer for citizen inquiries and put the IT security label on the market The IT security label is intended to enable consumers to obtain all the important information about the IT security properties of products such as routers or IoT devices quickly and at a glance. We want to be as practical and helpful as possible for the citizens here. In doing so, we are building on our already established products such as the website www.bsi-fuer-buerger.de and our numerous explanatory formats, which can be found in social media on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and podcast streaming services The draft of the IT SiG 2.0 also differs from the federal administration. Here the control and inspection powers to protect the government networks are expanded. The BSI should be involved at an early stage in major federal digitization projects. Just last week, the Federal IT Security Officer was appointed by the BSI. Operators of critical infrastructures are to be obliged by the planned law to use systems for attack detection. In future, reporting obligations will also apply to companies that are of particular public interest, such as companies in the armaments industry and classified IT, companies that are of particular economic importance due to their high added value, and companies that are regulated by the Hazardous Incident Ordinance. Particularly in the area of ​​these companies, which are central to Germany, the sudden increase in digitization caused by Corona and the dangers it poses are taken into account in the long term. ” 9582-5455E-Mail: presse@bsi.bund.de

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