The German Cyber Security Council was founded in August 2012 by some renowned personalities as a politically neutral association. The German Cyber Security Council is based in Berlin, its objective is to consult businesses, government agencies and political decision-makers and to support them against cybercrime.
The association’s steering committee has five members: Hans-Wilhelm Dünn, President and founding member, Vice President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Weidenfeld, long-term consultant to numerous federal governments as well as to the European Union, federal coordinator of German-American relationship for 12 years. The board also includes Philipp von Saldern, Advisor for Security and defence policy, Hartmut Ziebs, President of the German Firefighters Association and Prof. Dr. Andre Döring, Advisor for Data Protection and Startups and CEO of Robin Data GmbH. They carry out the role of assessor.
Members of the association include large and medium-sized companies, operators of critical infrastructure, numerous federal states (e.g. North Rhine-Westphalia, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), major cities (e.g. Frankfurt) as well as experts and decision-makers in cyber security. Through its members, the association represents more than three million workers in the German economy and almost two million members of other associations and clubs. Cyber-Security Council Germany provides a wide range of services to inform and support its members and focuses its activities on their operational and working requirements.