Germany appoints Claudia Plattner as cybersecurity chief

Germany has appointed Claudia Plattner, the director general for information systems at European Central Bank, as next cybersecurity chief.
Cybersecurity for CSOsClaudia Plattner, a trained mathematician who has held her ECB role since July 2021, will take over as head of the BSI cybersecurity agency starting July 1, the German interior ministry said in a news statement.

Germany has sacked Arne Schoenbohm, who was the head of the BSI cyber security agency, in October. Germany launched an investigation into his conduct after media allegations that he may have come into contact with Russian security circles through a consultancy he co-founded.