Matthias Fischer

Liaison Officer of Federal Ministry of the Interior, German Embassy In Israel

Previously to his bar examination in 2012, Matthias worked for the German Embassy in Bangkok and for the Supreme Court of Israel (Justice Hanan Melcer) as part of the mandatory German legal clerkship scheme. In 2012, Matthias started to practice regulatory law with the Berlin branch of a large German law firm.

From 2014 to 2019, Matthias served as senior policy officer in the Federal Ministry of the Interior. He was responsible for cybersecurity in the private sector, most importantly in critical infrastructures. Transforming the European NIS-Directive into German national law, Matthias has drafted the ordinance on the determination of critical infrastructures in the Federal Republic of Germany. Additionally, Matthias was responsible for screening foreign investments in key private companies with a strong cybersecurity focus. In 2018, Matthias was in charge of negotiating in the EU Council parts of the EU Cybersecurity Act dealing with implementing a common EU Cybersecurity Certification framework for IT-products, services and processes.

Since April 2019, Matthias is posted at the German Embassy in Tel Aviv serving as Liaison Officer of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI). As BMI´s representative in Israel, Matthias is fostering the cooperation of the BMI and its offices with the respective Israeli partner authorities in the field of cybersecurity, public security and emergency management.

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