GovData portal is online: We are free!

The community was dissatisfied in advance. The Federal Ministry of the Interior deleted the term “Open” in advance: On Tuesday evening went “GovData – The Data Portal for Germany” online – after a recommendation of the study “Open Government Data Germany”. The dispute will continue.

The community had complained that an offered “data license” prohibiting the commercial re-use of the information was not compatible with international open-data standards. And the Ministry of the Interior had at short notice taken the term “Open” from the portal name, because it was so concise.

The responsible persons explained in advance:

“The portal provides a unified, centralized access to reusable data from federal, state and local governments. Various search options make it easy to find new and interesting records. Clear descriptions make it easy for users to see if, for example, an available record is restricted or truly open, who the data provider is and in what file formats the data is available.

To make it even clearer where the content of the portal is, the ‘Open Government Portal Germany’ is operated under the name ‘GovData – The Data Portal for Germany’. “

The “prototype of a cross-level data portal for Germany” started with the following categories:

Population (770 records, documents, apps),

Education and Science (19),

Geography, geology and geospatial reference data (33),

Laws and Justice (3),

Health (43),

Infrastructure, Building and Housing (745),

Culture, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (65),

Public Administration, Budget and Taxes (122),

Politics and Elections (17),

Social (29),

Transport (30),

Environment and Climate (45),

Consumer Protection (2) as well

Economy and Labor (321).

The platform was developed by Fraunhofer FOKUS on behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and in coordination with the federal and state working group “Open Government”.

What is cybersecurity in Big Data?

Protecting sensitive information may seem rather simple. However, faced with the volume of data to be processed and analyzed to prevent cyberattacks, most companies face a major challenge .

According to Computer World, a medium-sized network of 20,000 devices including laptops, smartphones, and servers delivers more than 50 terabytes of data over a 24-hour period.

In fact, to detect cyberattacks, more than 5 gigabytes of data must be analyzed every second.

Analytics technologies for cybersecurit.

Traditionally, the technologies and tools used to prevent cyber attacks have been more reactive than proactive . They also gave rise to many false alarms. This reduces the efficiency of businesses. This is a distraction from real threats. In addition, these traditional tools do not have the bandwidth required to support large volumes of data.

This restriction is particularly problematic for young researchers who do not yet have many professional connections. This is also a problem for researchers in a field who occasionally need data from another field. For example, an epidemiologist who needs access to climate data to understand the spread of a virus.