The largest telecom operator in Germany will cooperate with the military to deal with cyber attacks.


The largest telecom operator in Germany will cooperate with the military to deal with cyber attacks.

Original title: the German side will cooperate with telecom operators to deal with cyber attacks.

Xinhua News Agency, Berlin, September 25 (Reporter Zhang Yirong) Germany's largest telecommunications operator, Deutsche Telecom announced on the 25th that it will work closely with the German Federal Defense Force to jointly respond to cyber attacks.

It is understood that the main form of cooperation between the two sides is to exchange professional personnel regularly and exchange learning with each other. The two sides will also cooperate in the field of information technology safety training and offer relevant courses.

Thomas Chelsea, head of Deutsche Telecom's internal security and network defense department, said network experts from both sides would benefit from the exchanges and make important contributions to German network security.

Jurgen Zeitzer, deputy director of the Federal Defense Force's cyberspace command and chief information security officer, said the cooperation would help keep the knowledge base on cyberspace defense at a high level.

The Cyberspace Command was established in April 2017 in the western German city of Bonn. Its main tasks include ensuring the safe operation of the Federal Defense Force IT system at home and abroad, strengthening the reconnaissance and influence in cyberspace, and strengthening the construction of cybersecurity facilities.

Germany issued a national cyber security strategy in 2016, emphasizing the need to expand cooperation between government agencies and enterprises in this area. (finish)


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