The Hub’s MD appointed to the national steering Committee „IT-Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft“

Ute Richter, the Digital Hub Cybersecurity’s MD, was appointed as a member to the steering committee of the national initiative „IT-Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft“ (IT security in business). Initiated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) the initiative’s goal is to support businesses – specifically from the German Mittelstand - in deploying effective security measures in their organizations.

Twice per year, organizations can enter a proposal on how to make this easier and more effective. The steering committee of the initiative reviews these and provides recommendations as to which project should be deployed. The objective is to create halo effects that can then be rolled-out broadly and create synergies with other BMWi initiatives such as Mittelstand 4.0 or the Digital Hub Cybersecurity. The members of the steering committee are experts, scientists, entrepreneurs and representatives of industry organizations. The initiative has already resulted in some very cool tools such as the Sicherheitsnavigator, an easy IT security check and an online tool to review the security level of a website. Please find more information on the initiative here.