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Vienna Cyber Security Week 2017

Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure

The Vienna Cyber Security Week is the centrepiece annual event co-organised by the Energypact Foundation and Austrian governmental and non-governmental actors to engage with key national and international stakeholders in the field of cyber security for critical infrastructure. Over 200 participants from 26 countries listend to and discussed with over 70 expert speakers at this 3-day event.

Each day emphasised on a different topic within the domains of cyber security for critical infrastructure in general and the engery field in particular, like "protecting critical infrastructure from cyberattacks", "Cyberspace, Engergy & Development" and "Digital Security".

At a special session "on modern data science to protect critical infrastrucutres of tomorrow" Helmut Leopold, Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security and Senior Scientist Ross King demonstrated AIT's expertise in the field of Digital Security.

February 2017 saw the inaugural event co-organised by the Energypact Foundation, the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria, the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports of Austria, the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, the CSP Austrian Cybersecurity Platform and hosted by the National Defence Academy on 14, 16 and 17 February 2017 in Vienna, in the margins of the Conference of the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship on Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure – Strengthening Confidence Building in the OSCE, which took place on 15 February 2017.