The German government on Wednesday agreed to create a new cybersecurity agency tasked with innovating technology for defense purposes.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said the agency allows Germany to invest in new technologies and the protection of critical digital infrastructure. She added that the agency would also partner with other EU countries on agency projects.
The federal agency will be managed by the defense and interior ministries, according to officials. Its main task will be to develop new technologies to defend Germany’s digital infrastructure from cyberattacks.