What does a security architect do in the first place

(SicherheitsI) Architects looking for the construction plans

Security-relevant attacks in the field of information technology are processed in the National Cyber ​​Defense Center. The Cyber-AZ, which is located at the BKA, is intended to bundle the expertise available in the federal security authorities in the field of cybersecurity and to ensure effective cooperation between all government agencies to coordinate protective and countermeasures against IT incidents.

The tasks are distributed in such a way that the BSI evaluates a cyber attack from an IT perspective. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the Military Counter-Intelligence Service (MAD) and the Federal Intelligence Service should assess him from an intelligence service point of view.

The BKA, the Customs Criminal Police Office (ZKA) and the Federal Police (BPOL) do this from a police point of view. Finally, the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) has been assigned the task of assessing the aspects of disaster risk management and issues relating to critical infrastructures. In future, the supervisory bodies will also work through the operators of the critical infrastructures in the Cyber-AZ.

However, the security architecture can sometimes have quite controversial “building blocks”. In Berlin, for example, there was the now disbanded Voluntary Police Reserve, which had repeatedly made headlines because of its infiltration by neo-Nazis. In Baden-Württemberg there has been a voluntary police service as a police reserve since 1963.

The green-red government decided in 2011 not to employ any new auxiliary police officers and to let the voluntary police service expire in the medium term. But now this project is to be revived. The Greens, CDU and trade unions, however, have different ideas about how auxiliary police officers can be deployed optimally. However, that means apparently security at a dumping price. Because the deputy sheriffs - according to the broadcaster SWR - "are remunerated at 7 euros an hour." In Saxony, auxiliary police officers who are under the code "security guard" with a state blessing get just six euros an hour.

The German police union obviously likes the idea of ​​the hobby sheriffs: “We are so badly positioned in terms of personnel that we cannot do without it”, the DPolG state chairman of Baden-Württemberg, Ralf Kusterer, is quoted in the press. "The auxiliary police officers must absolutely carry weapons and be recognizable by the same uniform as the full-time police officers", his controversial approach is supplemented by "WeltN24" in an indirect speech.

Unlike in Saxony and Baden-Wuerttemberg, the uniformed people of the "security guard" in Bavaria do not have more competencies than are regulated in the Jedermanns. According to the Bavarian Police, “the members of the security guard are a role model for every single citizen, not to look the other way when it comes to criminal offenses, but to look, to notify the police and to be available as a witness. The Bavarian security guard supports the work of the police in an exemplary manner. The prosecution of criminal offenses remains the task of the police. "