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Attack on data networks : Berlin's Green want to strengthen with Hackathons IT security

Sets in Berlin in the future, a Hacker on the own data networks, to check their safety? A proposal from the ranks of the green Alliance in the house of representatives provides for just that. The draft of a group paper to the IT security of the group management Board will advise on Monday. The last Friday were publicised attack on data of politicians and Celebrities, Stefan Ziller, Green, spokesman for Digital, and the modernization of the administration and is the author of the draft is called a "sad and meaningful occasion" to discuss the topic of IT security-intensive. "Data security only works if all participate," says Ziller, the administrative staff takes to the same extent as any other of the millions of Internet users in the city.

Regular Safety drills like fire

in addition to "regular safety of the firefighters," which are to take place with the involvement of the criminal investigation Department and the IT service center Berlin management exercises, following the model of fire protection exercises are provided for further measures to hedge against hacker attacks. A Berlin, and an annual Hackathon, to promote the "volunteer and together, the strengthening of IT security." Also, experts from government, enterprises and civil society to analyze the network infrastructure of the city and administration is critical.

In addition, should be offered mandatory and regular training of employees in the Public service by a certified and qualified provider of IT security modules to undertake to be part of all training in the digital area. A "Digital week" should give many people "the diverse experiences of digitalization", in order to increase their competence in the safe handling of data. Community colleges and universities are asked to develop IT and media skills and to communicate these through to the public and free "Digital Summer Schools" to the citizens.

it is Clear that Completely avoid successful attacks on the Berlin open data infrastructure will not be in the future. To make the most of these cases, at least the right Lessons, call the Green a transparent reporting system for security incidents. Existing reporting requirements should be implemented consistently.

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order A warning shot

A breakdown as in the current case, the Federal tags-Hacks, of the the Federal office for IT security (BSI) apparently knew several weeks before determining learned authorities such as the Federal criminal police office and the Public, to be able to Berlin, thanks to the mandatory reporting rules do not repeat. In addition, the paper provides an "internal reward strategy for Reporting security vulnerabilities and errors by employees". Premiums, the authorities should strengthen internal awareness and lead to more sensitivity in dealing with the data of the citizens.

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group Vice Ziller hopes on an assumption of the paper and at the time of close collusion with the Koalitionären to the implementation of proposals such as the increased digital education organize. "I can well imagine that the latest incident increases the need for more," says Ziller. To make offers now, be sensible. Green parliamentary group boss, Silke Gebel called the case Friday as a "warning shot, which shows the importance of IT security for our democracy and our life together." Berlin had to similar to the fire protection for the case of emergency be prepared.

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