Expansion of the Josef Ressel Centre

Expansion of the Josef Ressel Centre at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Additional research module, more budget, new partner

The Josef Ressel Centre for Unified Threat Intelligence on Targeted Attacks on companies in the IT-area (TARGET) will be expanded in the third year of its existence. The budget for the centre’s five-year term thereby increases from approx. 1.3 million to approx. 1.8 million euros.

Simulated attacks on servers

In 2015 the Josef Ressel Centre for Unified Threat Intelligence on Targeted Attacks (TARGET) began its work at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. It researches security in targeted IT attacks against companies. With simulated attacks on servers, researchers are developing processes that will protect companies in the future.

The new research module, which is being worked on by Wiener SBA Research as an external partner together with the software company LG Nexera, examines so-called container virtualization, an IT-industry technology in which on one physical server and operating system several server services run parallel.

New company partner

There is also a change in the Centre’s existing partner companies. The new partner is the company CyberTrap, a spin-off of the former partner SEC Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH. A third company partner is IKARUS Security Software GmbH.

In Josef Ressel centres, application-oriented high level research is conducted; and outstanding researchers cooperate with innovative companies. The centres are funded by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) as well as the company partners.

Josef Ressel Centre for Unified Threat Intelligence on Targeted Attacks on companies (TARGET)

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