In picture (from left): KSÖ President Michael Höllerer, Michael Mürling (AIT), Minister of the Interior Gerhard Karner, Verena Serini (AIT) (Image credit: BMI/Jürgen Makowecz)
The aim was to provide a platform for networking between all the companies and authorities involved. Topics included blackout and possible consequences, cyber security in Austria, security of supply in times of crisis, the phenomenon of industrial espionage, and the implementation of two EU Commission directives - the one on network and information security (NIS 2) and the one on critical infrastructure protection.
In the run-up to the event, the State Protection and Intelligence Directorate of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Competence Center Safe Austria, together with A1, invited the public to a press briefing entitled "Critical Infrastructure Day". This press briefing was attended by Minister of the Interior Gerhard Karner, KSÖ President Michael Höllerer, Deputy DSN Director Michael Lohnegger, Energie Steiermark Board Director Martin Graf and A1 Deputy CEO Thomas Arnoldner. The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, as Austria's largest application-oriented research institution and partner in numerous digital security research projects, was represented on site as an event partner.