New Federal Agency to strengthen cyber security in Germany.
The Ministries of the Interior and Defence have founded the “Agency for Innovation in Cyber Security”, locaded in the Halle/Leipzig area. The aim of the merger is not to carry out or fend off cyberattacks themselves, but rather to generate an overview of scientific developments in the field of cyber security.
Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) speaks of a “milestone in the protection of our IT systems”.
The institution has an interest in interacting with the best minds in the federal government. For this purpose, Christoph Igel, its first director of research, wants to work with the 360 universities in Germany.
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