The ECCC will ensure greater coordination of research, development and innovation and of strategies to introduce and integrate cybersecurity products, services and procedures at European and national level. A governing board will be established for the ECCC, made up of representatives from the member states and the European Commission. Germany’s representative on the board will be the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), which will also serve as the single point of contact for the national coordination centre in Germany.
Germany’s National Coordination Centre (NCC-DE) for cybersecurity in industry, technology and research is a joint platform for cooperation among the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK); the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI); the Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), as well as individual ministries’ executive agencies (the Federal Office for Information Security, the Research Institute CODE and the DLR Projektträger). The responsibility for overall coordination will lie with the Federal Ministry of the Interior. The Federal Office for Information Security will serve as the single point of contact for the ECCC, the European network of national coordination centres and the national stakeholders.