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Austria IT Security Hub

New IT-security competence centre for data security at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

From left to right: Johann Haag (St. Pölten UAS), Jochen Borenich (board member Kapsch BusinessCom), provincial governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner and mayor Matthias Stadler at the presentation of the "Austria IT Security Hub".

The IT-security company IKARUS, Kapsch BusinessCom and St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences have established the Austria IT Security Hub. This centre of excellence is dedicated to questions of IT-security in the context of increasing digitalization.

The hub makes new forms of collaboration between companies and universities possible, strengthens data-security innovations, and promotes talent in the field.

IT-security in times of digitalization

Digitization is moving forward in all sectors. According to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide data volume will increase tenfold by 2025. This will increase demand for data protection and security. The new Austria IT Security Hub in St. Pölten is taking this development into account.

The centre, founded by Kapsch BusinessCom, the IT-security company IKARUS and St. Pölten UAS combines the experience of all three partners and is committed to research and development as well as the support of talent and start-ups in the area of IT-security.

Networking companies and research

"Contact with companies is important for us at St. Pölten UAS. This is corroborated by the successful international careers of St. Pölten UAS graduates. Our graduates work at renowned companies such as Intel, Google or Ernst & Young. The hub will support forms of open and mutual innovation by companies and universities as well as the foundation of start-ups", explained Johann Haag, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Security at St. Pölten UAS. 

The Hub's planned activities are closely linked with the Institute of IT Security Research at St. Pölten UAS and the Josef Ressel Centre for Unified Threat Intelligence on Targeted Attacks (TARGET), in which IKARUS is involved as a company partner. "The hub is open to all interested companies, educational institutions and people who want to support the topic", said IKARUS Executive Director Josef Pichlmayr, on whose initiative the Hub was established.

Further information is available for download in the press release (in German). 

Austria IT Security Hub