Tele TrusT: Political declarations of intent must be followed by concrete implementation of Federal IT Security Association (TeleTrusT) welcomes central provisions of the CDU/CSU/SPD Coalition contract to IT security. The upcoming legislative session offers the opportunity to regain lost ground in the IT security technology and to bring Germany in an international context in a pioneering position. TeleTrusT advocated in particular the points:-development of Internet infrastructure of in Germany and Europe as a space for trust; -Advocating for a European Cybersicherheitsstrategie; -Measures for the recovery of technological sovereignty; -Development of trusted IT and network infrastructure, including developing more secure software and hardware and secure cloud technology; -The creation of an IT security law with mandatory minimum requirements for critical infrastructure; -Duty to report “significant IT security incidents”; -Commitment of the federal authorities, for system security to use 10% of their IT budget; – Development and dissemination of secure card readers and cryptographic solutions; -Initiation of Resourceconserving “IT security and critical infrastructure”; -Introducing a liability from IT vendors and service providers for privacy and IT security defects in their products. These principles address important requirements of the IT security industry, as it represents also TeleTrusT. The lack of financial statements, as they were still included in earlier drafts of the Treaty is regrettable. Although it can be admitted that a coalition agreement first is a consensus-oriented, political declaration of intent: the future federal Government will have to be be measured, how fast, how in concrete terms and how coordinated the implementation of the measures succeed and to what extent the Government here her role model meets. Prof.
Dr. Norbert Pohlmann, TeleTrusT Chairman: “the implementation must be in close dialogue between the IT security industry, users, research and policy, so that an optimal effect of the” Measures is achieved”. TeleTrusT security Federation The German IT Security Association (TeleTrusT) is a network of excellence, which includes domestic and foreign members from science, industry and administration, as well as thematically related partner organisations. Through the broad membership and partner organizations, TeleTrusT embodies the greatest competence network for security in Germany and Europe. TeleTrusT offers forums for experts, organized events or event participation and comments on current questions of security. TeleTrusT is the “TeleTrusT European Bridge CA” (ECWM; PKI-Vertrauensverbund), the expert certificates “TeleTrusT information security professional” (T.I.S.P.) and “TeleTrusT engineer for system security” (T.E.S.S.) as well as the quality mark “IT security made in Germany”. Headquarters of the Association is Berlin.