Germany stands down cyber boss over Russian ties

Germany’s government has stood down the president of its Federal Office for Information Security, Arne Schönbohm, over his links to Russia.

Schönbohm’s woes erupted last week when late-night chat show ZDF Magazine Royale branded him a “Cyberclown” in a Twitter thread that detailed some of the wurst moments of his career:

Among the matters raised in the thread were Schönbohm’s founding of a lobby group called Cyber Security Council Germany. The group admitted a member company called Protelion, which claimed to be German but was in fact founded by a former KGB officer who has been honored for services to Russia by Vladimir Putin.

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Source: The Register