Today, business success and IT go hand in hand for most companies, and IT security has become a key concern. The university has responded to current demand by establishing the Institute of IT Security Research, the only research unit of its kind in Austria.

According to an extensive German study, attacks on IT and telecommunications systems represent the most significant current and future threat to the economy. The quality and complexity of attacks on IT systems and targeted attacks on competitors are increasing and are particularly dangerous for businesses and public-sector organisations.

The Institute of IT Security Research has very close ties to the private sector and public institutions and carries out research with Austrian and international partners.

Key Focus

Security Management & Privacy

Implementing security requirements and protecting personal information
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Systems & Application Security

Detecting malware and developing secure software
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Applied Security & Data Science

Safeguarding systems and protection of data
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Selected projects

KIF – Cryptography for Wireless Communication

A highly secure and durable cryptography for wireless communication integrating radio data. – High frequency data transmission may allow for the traffic of the future.

upribox 2 -Usable Privacy Box 2

The usable privacy box (upribox) is a network tool that filters ads on all connected devices such as smartphones or laptops and ultimately protects the user’s privacy. The upribox 2.0 is even easier...