Belgian government departments are under increasing pressure by hackers

Mar

8

2016

Belgian parliamentarian Nele Lines requested figures showing that the federal government last year, 666 times attacked by hackers, much more than in 2014. At the Centre for Cyber ​​Security, however, get little messages inside.

Minister of Energy and Environment Marie-Christine Marghem let know to the newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen that could prevent an attack remains undetected, as there is no question of a “scathing attack”. It would also lack the necessary skills and equipment to counter new types of attacks.

Therefore, according to MP lines the Center for Cybersecurity an ‘integrated approach and a decent budget “need to grow into an important institution. “Cybercrime has become a real industry. Classical solutions do not always enough.” The requested figures would show that Internet attacks have increased by almost half between 2014 and 2015. The reports show that incidents not be seen as an attack.

Further, a report expression of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs that the Dutch business opportunities to be found in Belgium, because of the “low skill” that there exists in the field of ICT.

Prime Minister Charles Michel presented the Centre for Cyber ​​Security in October 2015. The announcement was announced that the center has a budget of 700,000 euros and a capacity of ten employees. The Dutch NCSC has been allocated a budget of 3.5 million euros for 2016.

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