WannaCry Fallout

Interior Minister Plans to Tighten IT-Security Law

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Patrolling cyber space. Picture source: DPA

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has promised efforts to tighten IT-security laws as a consequence of the global ransom-ware attack in mid-May, describing the security situation as “dramatic” in a draft seen by Handelsblatt.

The German cabinet will pass a resolution for the protection of critical infrastructure on Wednesday. The federal government will list a total of 1,699 facilities as critical for the safe supply of the population. Operators of these facilities have to report cyber-attacks to a national authority and guarantee minimum standards for security.


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