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Journal Article

Mehr Unabhängigkeit für das BSI? [More independence for the Federal Office for information security?]

Datenschutz und Datensicherheit 45 (4): 229–233
Subject(s)
Economics, politics and business environment; Information technology and systems; Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s)
Cybersecurity, information security, government, Germany
Since its foundation 30 years ago, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has developed into an internationally and nationally recognized center of competence for IT security. With a steady increase in tasks, the discussion about the governance of the office has become stronger - many voices are calling for greater independence of the BSI. The article examines the reasons for and options for greater independence of the agency. As a result, it argues for a further development of the agency's governance that represents a balance between independence and political responsibility.

[Seit seiner Gründung vor 30 Jahren hat sich das BSI zu einem international und national anerkannten Kompetenzträger für IT-Sicherheit entwickelt. Mit stetigem Aufgabenzuwachs ist die Diskussion über die Steuerung des Amtes stärker geworden – viele Stimmen fordern eine größere Unabhängigkeit des BSI.]
Volume
45
Journal Pages
229–233
ISSN (Online)
1862-2607
ISSN (Print)
1614-0702