The working group set up to identify potential threats to the "Critical infrastructures" Working group convened presents initial results
The data floods on commercial websites at the beginning of February also set alarm bells ringing in the Federal Ministry of the Interior: Last week, Minister Otto Schily put a stop to the alleged "Hacker attacks on the Internet", as it misleadingly states in a press release, a task force (Schily’s Cyberwar) a. The working group, which is composed of members of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), will jointly assess the threats to Germany and whether countermeasures are necessary.
However, a similar mandate has already been given to the working group coordinated by the BSI "Critical infrastructures" (Kritis), which has been searching for open flanks of networking across departments since 1997, mainly in the area of federal administration and ministries. The first fruits of more than two years of research were presented by Joachim Weber of the BSI at the Fundamental Rights Conference in Berlin (What fundamental rights remain for networked people?)?).