e-Crime Munich, 2 June 2016
“We want Bavaria to become Europe's top location for cyber-security,”
Ilse Aigner, Bavaria's Minister of Economic Affairs
Bavaria is the industrial heartland of Germany. With its high levels of manufacturing and Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI) comes a growing need for cyber-security innovations specific to its core industries. With a steel mill in Germany being only the second place where a cyber-security breach has caused physical damage, and APTs taking on average 243 days to detect in Germany, the need to protect industry has become urgent for business in the region.
Bavaria is also the centre of Germany’s cyber-security industry. In 2013, news broke that the NSA had been spying on German politicians and companies, and with a focus on Bavaria. The result has been a growing demand for data-localism in the business community and a corresponding growth in the German cyber-security industry. Munich is leading the way. The Sicherheitsnetzwerk München – Munich’s Cyber-Security Industry Cluster – is just one of a number of initiatives.
In the wake of increasing cyber-threats, the government has this year passed strict legislation ordering more than 2,000 service providers implement new minimum information security standards but already there is confusion and conflict over the new regulations
This event is an opportunity for local firms to compare domestic solutions with international best cyber-security practice while networking with industry peers, suppliers and law enforcement.